The art of the Rubik's Cube

A street artist with a thing for historic video games tries creating mosaic artwork from Rubik's Cubes.

You always knew there's an art to Rubik's Cubes, but it turns out there's more than you thought.

A mosaic made of 171 Rubik's Cubes Space-invaders.com

The street-art Space Invader folks, taking a break from surreptitious outdoor installations of vintage video-game mosaics, have branched out into using collections of Rubik's Cubes as an artistic medium.

They produced a number of simple Space Invaders mosaics, but more impressive are the larger photo mosaics--for example, the Clockwork Orange character made from a grid of 171 cubes. The phrase Stanley Rubikscubrik springs to mind.

A Sudoku cube find-me-a-gift.com

Meanwhile, for traditionalists, there are new advances in the Rubik's Cube brain-teaser crowd. This Sudocube Sudoku cube puts a new twist on the idea.

(Via John Nash at Adobe Systems and Gizmodo.)

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Stephen Shankland has been a reporter at CNET since 1998 and covers browsers, Web development, digital photography and new technology. In the past he has been CNET's beat reporter for Google, Yahoo, Linux, open-source software, servers and supercomputers. He has a soft spot in his heart for standards groups and I/O interfaces.

 

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