The above image (with zoomed detail below) was created with a script I wrote way back in 2003. I’ve just rediscovered it, and have been tinkering around with it a little. The script allows you to recreated composited images using coloured circles, randomly generated winding characters (as above), or your choice of text as a substitute for pixels in the image. I’m tempted to get some A0/A1 sized wall posters printed of some of these, as I really love the aesthetic, and think there can be some fantastic effects produced with the right choice of text + subject.
I’ll give access to the script if anyone has any immediate ideas they’d like to implement with it… Give me a yell.