Meticulous Celebrity Portraits Made of Keyboard Keys

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Australian artist WBK is inspired by the perpetual transition from analogue to digital. In his work — which he cheekily describes as “factory made art for a manufactured world” — he references both the obsolete and the modern, using a combination of old typewriter buttons and modern computer keys to create pixilated portraits of influential musicians, athletes, actors, and politicians. Each key serves as an individual pixel, resulting in surprisingly detailed renderings of his very famous subjects. Check out more of WBK’s ambitious portraits after the jump, and be sure to head over to his website to see more.

Lil Wayne. Image credit: WBK

Adele. Image credit: WBK

Bono. Image credit: WBK

Marilyn Monroe. Image credit: WBK

Brad Pitt. Image credit: WBK

Ray Charles. Image credit: WBK

Jay-Z. Image credit: WBK

James Dean. Image credit: WBK

Lady Gaga. Image credit: WBK

Lana Del Rey. Image credit: WBK