Entertaining video from YouTuber David Alvarez. I have a hard time imagining that he’s not working from a plan of some kind, but just from watching the video, it rather looks like he’s “free-handing” his Heath-Ledger-Joker mosaic. He just stands there, solves each cube to present the right pattern, and sets it in place, apparently without any kind of reference.

Rubik’s Cube mosaic puzzle

Sean Michael Ragan

Sean Michael Ragan

I am descended from 5,000 generations of tool-using primates. Also, I went to college and stuff. I am a long-time contributor to MAKE magazine and makezine.com. My work has also appeared in ReadyMade, c’t – Magazin für Computertechnik, and The Wall Street Journal.

  • Francesco De Comité

    .. would be when the other face of the mosaic is also a meningful design.

  • rolandblais

    That this video is in reverse, and that he’s disassembling the mosaic and solving the cubes, rather than the opposite, and it’s easy to imagine how it’s done without a reference. Still a very cool mosaic.

    • Sean Michael Ragan

      Of course! That should’ve occurred to me. Thanks.