While the typographic mosaics may look like a decorative floor straight out of a Wes Anderson movie, you might be surprised that they are real materials. "Fauxsaics" are computer-generated digital illustrations by New York-based designer and writer Nick Misani. Created by a process similar to that used for real terrazzo flooring, the collection of colour graphics is designed with the same limitations and techniques that determine the crafted composition of its physical counterparts.
Highly realistic, digital typographic mosaics chronicle Misani's travels around the world. The letterforms and colour palettes were influenced by each location, drawing on patterns and motifs found in different cities and communities. For example, San Diego is patterned with a painting of pale pink palm-like trees reminiscent of a misty California sunset. While London follows a regular grid of black and white squares, Santo Domingo takes on a fanned formation of red and grey. Misani has stated that she has long been interested in writing, interior design and decorative arts, adding, "That's why mosaics - as the intersection of these three passions - have always been fascinating to me.”