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Pixel Mosaic Summary

On 11/11/2013 at 09:35 PM by Travis Hawks

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The original article for the pixel mosaics around North Texas has continued to collect sightings, and I think we'll keep putting them there as we go. I figured I'd summarize it all here in a fresh blog post for your (and my) convenience. 

A current map of all the sighted works is below. The green one is where I think the Tri-Force art shown in the CBS news spot is located, but I haven't verified. I need to get down there and see and I'll fix it up then.

Here's a listing of all the pieces reported in so far. I'm just going to assign them a number so I can keep track. The numbers aren't based on location or name or anything. These are all the same pictures over from the comments on the article, and they are hotlinked. Pictures taken by other people are their property, not mine. 

The comments under each piece are just notes I have taken over time. The time stamp data is normally based on using Google Street View and looking to see if an installation was present at the time the Google van drove through.

Dig Dug
Not present in April 2012.
Not present in April 2012.
Present in June 2013!
Not present in April 2012.
Not present in April 2012.
Donkey Kong Fire Ball
Not present in October 2007.
Tetrominoes: 3 Ls
Not present in April 2012.
Tetrominoes: Multiple Ts, Artistic
Not present in April 2012.
Galaga - Broken?
Not present in April 2012.
Tetrominoes: T & L
Not present in April 2012.
1up Mushroom
Not present in April 2012.
Not present in April 2012.
Tetrominoes: 2 Zs
Not present in May 2012.
Tetrominoes: Four Pieces on Two Squares
Not present in April 2012.
3 Tetrominoes
Present in June 2013!
Creeper over the Creek
Not present in March 2012.
Tetrominoes: 3 Big Ts
Present in November 2012! Not present in April 2012.
Tetrominoes: 3 Squares
Present in November 2012.
Heart Containers
Appeared in approximately November of 2013
Power-Up Mushroom
Likely appeared in November 2013. Notable "F ART" stenciled spray paint graffiti on light post next to it.
Next to Lee's Grilled Cheese that has commissioned a large mural.
Think this might be the location of a Tri-Force design shown on CBS News.


Keep adding new finds over on the main article and I'll try to summarize them here too.

Thanks for all the help, everyone!



Matt R Staff Alumnus

11/11/2013 at 10:36 PM


It's a sign!

Travis Hawks Senior Editor

11/11/2013 at 10:56 PM

Thankfully I don't live under those stubby, yet sharp, T-rex arms.


11/12/2013 at 09:30 AM

Oh My God!

Joaquim Mira Media Manager

11/12/2013 at 04:20 PM

Hah, I'm glad you did this. I was thinking of connecting the dots to make it look like some witch/demon seal.


11/12/2013 at 06:45 PM

Matt, you just won the internet with that.


11/13/2013 at 09:07 PM

Bahahahaha! That's awesome!

Matt Snee Staff Writer

11/12/2013 at 01:59 AM

This shit is totally insane!  I didn't realize there were so many!  


11/12/2013 at 03:58 PM

Wow there are a lot of these mosaics around your area. I do like how they are placed in random spots, and kinda interesting to see what characters they do next. I do like Matt R's dragon 


11/13/2013 at 09:08 PM

I'm glad you made a new post. I meant to check back at the old one to see if there were any new sightings but never remembered to. This is so cool!


11/14/2013 at 01:16 PM

I wonder if there was anyone living their filing a protest over those things considering them like those "unslightly" advert signs you see dot the lightpoles.

I need to look up to see if there is a news report on this. Kinda left that on the back burner.


12/20/2013 at 06:31 PM

When it says "Not Present until (X)" what do you mean? Like it didn't show up until a certain month or it showed up on a certain month? 

Travis Hawks Senior Editor

12/20/2013 at 08:11 PM

That normally means that it wasn't present when Google took a streetview picture of that location.  The date comes from the streetview time stamp. I just left the info there in case it becomes useful later.

Thanks for stopping by! Let us/me know if you find any more mosaics or if you know any of the artists. I've spoken to two of the people/groups doing these and there's at least one more artist out there.


12/20/2013 at 11:02 PM

Thank you! I basically drive past single one of these mosiacs about once a week, so if they keep within the area I will let you know if I see any new ones! 

Travis Hawks Senior Editor

12/21/2013 at 12:36 AM

I've been told there are three more in Keller we haven't found... Keep an eye out!

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