bicycleimages is putting together what promises to be a huge project for lfgss at the London cycle show. We’re designing not one but TWO photowall mosaics reflecting london fixed gear cycling culture and the impact that the lfgss forum has had on it’s member community as well as london cycling in general.
The mosaics are likely to consume something in the region of 3,500 (yes, that’s correct, three and a half thousand) images; the larger of the two walls will be 4 metres by 2.5 metres. Not only that but we’re looking to build the photo wall up on site in 3D relief.
As if that’s wasn’t enough of a challenge, we have a couple of days over ONE month for the project. That’s start to finish.
To be honest we have no idea how this project is going to turn out. It’ll either be awesome, or a comedic failure of epic proportions. Either way it’s gonna be a lot of fun (and hard work). We’re not even sure how the mosaics are going to be put together at this stage – it’s even possible we’ll have to write our own software to pull this off.
So, first off, a call to image contributors. Whilst bicycle images has a huge library of bicycle images, not all are london or lfgss centric. So we’ve set up an email address and are asking all members of lfgss to email MEDIUM RES (600-1400 pixel, long edge) photographs to firstname.lastname@example.org. You must have permission from the subjects All contributors will be credited so please include your full name with your submissions.
From there we’re looking for willing volunteers to help put the physical mosaics together as well as any techie-types who want to explore writing some software to generate the mosaic.
Finally, we’ll be tweeting our progress on this regularly, so check us out on http://twitter.com/bicycleimages for random updates as to our likelyhood of success.
…part two of the story is here.