Hama Beads Spell Doom’s Title Screen

By on Wednesday, 2nd June 2010

Doom doesn’t strike me as a prime candidate for arts and crafts tributes, but that only makes the Hama bead Doom title screen more delightful. YouTube user emilerlandsson sunk 80 hours and 56,832 beads into replicating the Doom space marine’s iconic pose. The final image measures 256-by-222 beads, and mounted to the wall in a sweet 55-by-47-inch frame.It’s not for sale, but here are some tips posted to YouTube by the guy who made it:

    Reduce colors in photoshop to desired colors, and divide the big picture into smaller ones (in this case, 29×29 “pixels”).Zoom in on one of the smaller pictures, with grid to easier make out pixels. Place beads in position. Iron beads together.Repeat for all the smaller pics.Build frame.Glue the´╗┐ the ironed beads on the frame.

Now all we need is a BFG-9000 made out of Gimp. [via Epic Win FTW]

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