Rubikubism – Rubik’s Cube Pixel Art Mosaics

Let’s talk about the Rubik’s Art. What can you do if you’ve got a hundreds of Rubik’s cubes in your collection, and some serious artistic talent? Rubik’s Cube pixel art or Rubikubism is what you can use them for.

Rubik’s mosaics

First you have to map out the precise pixel positions for each cube in these “paintings”. You can do this with a simple image editor on your PC by decreasing the color depth on a selected picture to use only 6 colors. Then count the Rubik’s Cubes you can use to determine the resolution of the picture. If you have one thousand cubes then you can build a pretty nice 90×100 pixel Rubik’s mosaic. You don’t have to solve the whole cube, just one upper layer because only the top layer is visible when they’re all put next to each other.

You can also buy a mosaic if you don’t want to spend time building it. Street artist known only as Invader is making world famous pictures out of cubes, like Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa. He uses up to 800 classic Magic Cubes for each work and sells them for £20,000.

Rubik's Cube mosaic rubikubismIn 2010 the largest Rubik’s Cube mosaic was 8.78m x 4.44m, containing 12,090 individual 3x3x3 Rubik’s Cubes and resembled Michelangelo’s ‘Hand of God’ image from the Sistine Chapel. The artwork was created by Cube Works Studio and it was exhibited at the Cube Works Gallery in Toronto, Canada, from 28 September to 3 October 2010.

If you’re interested in the ‘Rubikubism’ (Rubik’s Cube pixel art) you can find some similar mosaics in the gallery below.

Mosaic Gallery

Donald Trump
rubiks mosaic donald trump
Mr Bean
rubiks mosaic bean mr
Joker by Jack Nicholson
rubiks mosaic joker
Colonel Sanders, KFC logo
rubiks mosaic kfc
Statue of Liberty
rubiks mosaic liberty
rubiks mosaic lips
rubiks mosaic madonna
Super Mario
rubiks mosaic mario
Mona Lisa (Leonardo da Vinci)
rubiks mosaic mona lisa
Marilyn Monroe
rubiks mosaic monroe
New York
rubiks mosaic new york
Barack Obama
rubiks mosaic obama
Pretending – abstract painting by Fidostudio
rubiks mosaic pretending
Rubik’s Cube
rubiks mosaic rubiks
Ruwix logo
rubiks mosaic ruwix
Scared pop art comic book lady
rubiks mosaic scared
The Smurfs
rubiks mosaic smurfs
Leonidas – 300 (2006)
rubiks mosaic sparta
Mr. Spock – Star Trek
rubiks mosaic spock
Super Man
rubiks mosaic superman
Titanic (1997)
rubiks mosaic titanic
Yellow cab
rubiks mosaic cab
Grumpy cat
rubiks mosaic cat grumpy
Che Guevara
che guevara
David Beckham
rubiks mosaic david backham
rubiks mosaic earth
Albert Einstein
rubiks mosaic einstein
Elvis Presley
rubiks mosaic elvis presley
Red Ferrari
rubiks mosaic ferrari
The Godfather
rubiks mosaic godfather
“Bliss” Windows XP wallpaper
rubiks mosaic green windows
Michael Jackson
rubiks mosaic jacko
Johnny Depp
rubiks mosaic johnny depp
rubiks mosaic trollface