Thursday, September 30, 2010

David Fincher: Portraying the social network icon

Over the past few months Facebook is in the center of the media's attention. That's for sure!
The social network reached the impressed landmark of 500 million registered and active users. And to add to this, Mark Zuckerberg decided to enter the charity world with a great contribution to public education.

But as always, success comes with a price. Facebook has started receiving criticism and various complaints. First, the intense focus on their privacy policies. Then, the technical issues causing serious delays and even black-outs, and last but not least, the "The Social Network" movie by David Fincher, where Zuckerberg is portrayed as an egomaniac who stole the ideas of his friends. I have a more sympathetic point of view towards Mark Zuckerberg than his criticizers because I like people who create, and know that success always attracts harsh stories.

My first Facebook related mosaic was of Zuckerberg for WIRED Magazine - published in July 2010, and has since been been republished in many prestigious international media. You can see the Mark Zuckerberg mosaic portrait here.
So when Sophie Jouanneault, Art Director of the French cinema magazine "Technikart", asked me for a mosaic portrait of director David Fincher, I was more than happy to create another portrait related to the Facebook saga.

David and Mark seem to have a lot in common - both bright, creative minds that have created valuable work.


Made with custom developed scripts and techniques in Synthetik Studio Artist, Adobe Creative Suite and Apple QuickTime Pro.

Best viewed large.
Attention: Big file. (7680 x 9984 pixels = 25.6 x 33.3 inches @ 300 ppi)

Licensed under the Creative Commons License Scheme.
You can use this image for NON commercial projects, but you have to credit me.
The mosaic is based on a Creative Commons photo from Wikipedia.
Please, don't use it to express hate, racism or anything negative.

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illustrations for magazines.

Many thanks to Sophie Jouanneault @ Technikart magazine.

Cover and spread from Technikart magazine:

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