Jay-Z Portrayed Through Open Source Typographic Illustration
Currently based in Hong Kong, Evan Roth is an American artist with a focus in technology, tools of empowerment, open source, and popular culture. He is also the co-founder of Graffiti Research Lab and F.A.T. (Free Art & Technology), a R&D lab for the public domain.
Over the last five years, he has been pairing typefaces with music to create stunning portraits through a process he refers to as typographic illustration. After selecting a font, he layers thousands of letters on top of one another until a face emerges.