Canadian Man Seeks Guinness World Record with Giant Nicolas Cage Mosaic
Reading like a “News of the Weird” story, CBC News is reporting that Thom Malone, a young graphics designer from Windsor, Ontario, plans to set a new Guinness World Record for the largest photo mosaic. The current record is held by Transitions Optical mosaic of 176,000 photos. Malone wants to create a giant mosaic of Nicolas Cage’s face that would cover more than 21,000 square meters, about 5.25 acres, and include more than 180,000 photos..
Susan McGalla told us that Malone has opened a Kickstarter campaign to raise the estimated $50,000.00 needed for the project. Just days after opening the campaign, backers had pledged more than $20,000.00.
Malone’s motive appears to be more than just idolizing Nicolas Cage. On his Kickstarter campaign, he implies that aliens visiting Earth would be more likely to be friendly if greeted by a giant Nicolas Cage face. Assuming Malone’s campaign is successful, the mosaic will make its debut on Labor Day. If unsuccessful, future visiting aliens may be confused.