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OpenOffice Marilyn Monroe

 - Oct 2, 2008   Updated: Apr 14 2011
References: martin-missfeldt.de & lunaticadesnuda.blogspot
Martin Missfeldt created this Marilyn Monroe portrait with a word processing application named openOffice.org, which is very similar to Microsoft Word.

The video shows in step-by-step detail how Missfeldt carefully and purposely typed Marilyn's portrait. 

It is just amazing to me how he managed to be so precise and come up with Marilyn's likeness with a word processing program.

Implications - Typewritten images of roses and middle fingers have always been a strange form of expression to complement messages on the web. Recent artists have taken it one step further by creating online mosaics of portraits built entirely from typewritten letters. This artwork demonstrates the immense influence of the Internet, even in an artistic medium. As the digital world evolves with growing social media site, future generations will find new ways to use it as their creative outlet.