If you own Photoshop, you’ll know what this is right away.
Windows>Swatches. Yes, it’s Pantone swatches based art.
Yeah, it’s art from swatches. Awesome!
If you are a graphic designer, you will immediately recognize these little squares that represent Pantone swatches in Adobe design software. British artist David Marsh took these functional little squares and turned them into something completely new. Take a step back to get a really good look at the pixilated scenes, which use minimal amounts of colors to form the famous and recognizable artwork.
Marsh focuses on album art from 1960’s through today. To create these seemingly abstract scenes, he uses 1,369 squares in a way similar to Pointillism—the practice in art of painting tiny dots of pure color in patterns to make a picture. Marsh says, “These latest works combine two ‘big likes’ for me—Pantone swatches and record cover art. Up close they resemble a random mix of pantone swatch icons. Stand back, however, and your image-memory takes over and interprets an iconic album cover.”