The Pinterest CEO Portrait by Eric Daigh Used 22,765 Pushpins

 - Sep 17, 2012
References: daigh & fastcodesign
The Pinterest CEO Portrait by Eric Daigh is an astonishing show of precision and witty art.

Using 22,765 pushpins, the artist created a pixelized portrait of the popular social network Pinterest's CEO Ben Silbermann. This piece was featured in Fast Company’s 2012 Design Issue. Daigh specializes in using the medium of pushpin and board to create portraits for high-profile clients like Acura and 3M.

His process includes formulating simplified photos with software, pre-mapping the color grid and placing each pin with the highest precision to create this outstanding tangible piece of artwork. The portraits are very modish in their adherence to the new aesthetic, and bring a new dimension to the digital world by adding tangibility. The idea of pinning the head Pinterest pinner is also so irresistibly meta, that it easily makes fan of all spectators.