Tuesday, October 18, 2011
And finally it’s in place on the wall above my Mac (and its LG monitor). An echo of 1984, down through the years, hovering above the latest MacMini running the latest Lion MacOSX.

And finally it’s in place on the wall above my Mac (and its LG monitor). An echo of 1984, down through the years, hovering above the latest MacMini running the latest Lion MacOSX.

Framed - the cheap, black plastic frame from Homebase rather nicely picks up the black “pixel” lines. The reflections are from fairy lights around the window.

Framed - the cheap, black plastic frame from Homebase rather nicely picks up the black “pixel” lines. The reflections are from fairy lights around the window.

Using strips of paper to define the top and left edges, ensuring it’s central on the background. I made a mask so that I didn’t Spray Mount™ right to the edges, thereby giving me a little more leeway to re-position it. I needed to: I failed to align it correctly on the first, and second, tries (though we’re talking a-millimetre-or-2 out each time).

Using strips of paper to define the top and left edges, ensuring it’s central on the background. I made a mask so that I didn’t Spray Mountâ„¢ right to the edges, thereby giving me a little more leeway to re-position it. I needed to: I failed to align it correctly on the first, and second, tries (though we’re talking a-millimetre-or-2 out each time).

Monday, October 17, 2011
Smile for the picture: the final few black “pixels” in place completing the face. The single square pixels were a right fiddle.

Smile for the picture: the final few black “pixels” in place completing the face. The single square pixels were a right fiddle.

Its featureless-face, also showing the pearlescent blue background more clearly. I positioned the internal pixels by pricking through the marked-up tracing paper with a needle.

Its featureless-face, also showing the pearlescent blue background more clearly. I positioned the internal pixels by pricking through the marked-up tracing paper with a needle.

Outlined in black (while listening to Dan Benjamin and John Siracusa on “Hypercritical”). The rectangle at the bottom contains the only “joined up” pixels in the whole design.

Outlined in black (while listening to Dan Benjamin and John Siracusa on “Hypercritical”). The rectangle at the bottom contains the only “joined up” pixels in the whole design.

Thursday, October 13, 2011
The “black pixels” cut out: these are 8mm wide strips that will be cut to length (and in some cases into fiddly, individual 8mm squares).

The “black pixels” cut out: these are 8mm wide strips that will be cut to length (and in some cases into fiddly, individual 8mm squares).

The “white pixels” cut out - 20cm x 25.6cm: so a bit smaller than A4.

The “white pixels” cut out - 20cm x 25.6cm: so a bit smaller than A4.

Mmmm, Spray Mount™… here used to bond some rather lovely pearlescent blue card: first to the filler graphic that the (cheap) frame came with; then to bond the whole lot to the backing board.

Mmmm, Spray Mountâ„¢… here used to bond some rather lovely pearlescent blue card: first to the filler graphic that the (cheap) frame came with; then to bond the whole lot to the backing board.

Eyes, nose, mouth. The eyes are off-centre: I’d never noticed that before.

Eyes, nose, mouth. The eyes are off-centre: I’d never noticed that before.