What happens when you take two world class organizations, The Pittsburgh Penguins and The Mario Lemieux Foundation, and combine it with our mosaic technology, services, and attention to artistic detail: one amazing photo mosaic experience. The initial goal was to create a large permanent 20ft x 8ft mural in new Penguins CONSOL arena, however with the addition of touch screen kiosks and an online photo mosaic, it became much more. The Mario Mosaic was a great way to involve the community and help raise funds for cancer and neonatal research; without a doubt it has become a main attraction at the new hockey arena.
After several discussions with The Mario Lemieux Foundation, we were able develop a donation model, user flow, and deliverables that we both agreed would be a big success. After several months of collecting donations and photos, the photo mosaic was designed and executed in three great forms: a large 20ft x 8ft mural, two interactive/searchable kiosks, and a full featured online interactive mosaic. Overall, the project was a huge success and exceeded everyone's expectations.
Picture Mosaics designed and developed many key solutions for this project, which include the following:
A microsite with a custom donation and photo upload flow. Donations (via Paypal) were deposited directly into The Mario Lemieux Foundation's account.
Photo moderation and review.
Full production and installation of 20ft x 8ft mosaic (2800 dpi) with a custom kiosk applications and touch screen terminals so users can easily search and find their photo(s) and interact with mosaic.
An online interactive mosaic to allow visitors to search, explore, and share the mosaic in a easy and user friendly way. Since the mosaic was an ultra wide format, a dynamically resizable mosaic viewer was implemented and deployed for all web browsers
Be sure to check out the photos and unveiling video below: