Mosaic Portraits of Tech Giants

A lot of heroes for geeks aren’t necessarily athletes, rock stars or politicians, but instead are people who defined the field of technology in some way. Greek visual designer Charles Tsevis has created mosaics of some tech icons using, well, icons.

Here’s one of the creator of “Space Invaders,” Tomohiro Nishikado. You know something you’ve created is popular when it makes your country run out of coins, as happened in Japan.

A mosaic of "Space Invaders" creator Tomohiro Nishikado

And here’s a detail:

Detail of "Space Invaders" mosaic

Here’s one of Bill Gates, made out of various Windows icons:

Bill Gates mosaic

And another one, with Bill looking more sinister:

Bill Gates mosaic 2

And here’s a mosaic of Admiral Grace Hopper, one of the pioneers of modern computing. Not only did she invent one of the first modern programming languages, COBOL, she’s also credited with coining the term “debugging” after supposedly removing a moth trapped inside a malfunctioning computer.

Grace Hopper mosaic

Here’s a picture of roboticist Cynthia Breazeal:

Cynthia Breazeal mosaic

You’ve no doubt heard of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg:

Mark Zuckerberg mosaic

Finally, we have a picture of Sir Clive Sinclair. He’s not particularly well known in the States, but across the pond, his ZX Spectrum introduced lots of U.K. households to computing in the 1980s, the same way the Commodore 64 did in the U.S.

Clive SInclair mosaic

You might also want to check out a rainbow toy atlas made from 2500 toy cars, as well as a mosaic of Mario made out of Rubik’s Cubes.