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More Pixelated Portraits Made of Buttons by WBK

Last week, we introduced you to a remarkable series of computer key portraits by Australian artist WorkByKnight. We mentioned his other collection of portraits made of buttons and couldn't resist sharing the works. Like the digital renderings using computer keys, this series follows the same pixelated visual style to depict well-known subjects. WBK focuses on recognizable figures from all branches of pop culture with buttons of varied shapes and colors.

While the portraits are, in fact, digitally produced rather than physically assembled, there is an undeniable allure to their construction. Time, artistic skill, and an eye for color are still huge factors in the production of each image. The decision to compile the images digitally appears to be a conscious choice to reflect the digital age we live in. Guy Whitby, the artist himself, says “WBK is factory made art for a manufactured world. With a quite [sic] reflection on an analogue past.”

Top photo: Daniel Craig

Daniel Craig (close up)

Daniel Craig (extreme close up)

Amy Winehouse


James Dean

Jimi Hendrix

Michael Clarke Duncan

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Pinar Noorata is the Managing Editor at My Modern Met. She is a writer, editor, and content creator based in Brooklyn, NY. She earned her BA in Film and Media Studies from CUNY Hunter College and is an alumni of the Center for Arts Education’s Career Development Program in NYC. She has worked at major TV, film, and publishing companies as well as other independent media businesses. When she isn’t writing, editing, or creating videos herself, Pinar enjoys watching movies, reading, crafting, drawing, and volunteering at her local animal shelter.
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