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A commenter on this morning’s letterpress dice printing post pointed me to this amazing video for British band Fujiya & Miyagi’s song “Ankle Injuries,” which is, apparently, animated from still photographs in which each individual frame has been built as a mosaic from a field of variously-colored and -rotated dice. [Thanks, Jeffrey!]

Open source Jay-Z video by Evan Roth

Sean Michael Ragan

I am descended from 5,000 generations of tool-using primates. Also, I went to college and stuff. I write for MAKE, serve as Technical Editor for MAKE magazine, and develop original DIY content for Make: Projects.



  1. MadRat says:

    Too bad there isn’t a way to do that automatically like the way an LED message sign scrolls text. Can’t imagine how you’d turn the dice though.

  2. Shadyman says:

    I could see a robot making those mosaics using guidance from some form of graphics-interpreter program.

  3. says:

    My name is not ACTUALLY pete. It’s a reference to my “character”:

    And, when I originally saw this years ago, I decided I wanted to make a video plugin that would recreate the effect with scanned images of the dice.

    1. Woops! Sorry! I assume, then, that you are Jeffrey? Hope so, because I updated the post that way. =] You can e-mail me at if I still don’t have it right.