he takes dudes like these guys and lets them pick out/chooses an older picture to emulate and it’s a really interesting dichotomy between the hypermasculine way we’re supposed to think of black men and the way masculinity was thought of back in the day!
Color codification dot drawings by artist Lauren DiCioccio. To make each painting, she lays a sheet of frosted mylar over a magazine page and assigns a color to every letter, with numbers as shades of grayscale, then applies tiny dots of paint over every character on the page according to the color-code.
“Making the paintings is a lot like solving a cryptogram,” says DiCioccio, “and the result is a legible blur of dots in the form of the article’s layout, a kind of Braille for the color-inclined.”
Also see other examples of color as data visualization for magazines and art.