I’ve been playing Magic: the Gathering since I was in middle school (back in the 90’s when the game was brand new). I’ve always loved the images used on the cards and wanted a way to display and appreciate all of the amazing artwork created throughout the game’s history. I also have a background in computer science and had an idea: what if I could write software to process the card art into a mosaic? The result exceeded my expectations, and in this post I’ll describe how I created this mosaic (download links available at the end of the post).

Image of Theros Lands comprised of a mosaic of smaller card images
Image of Theros Lands comprised of a mosaic of smaller card images

The Process

Matthew Johnson

Developer at Microsoft on HoloLens, former Visual Studio team member, lover of running, hiking, photography, and board games

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