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MIA becomes work of pixelated art

This pixelated cartoon by the eBoy collective, features Miami International Airport and its surrounding cities.
This pixelated cartoon by the eBoy collective, features Miami International Airport and its surrounding cities. eBoy

Miami International Airport and its surrounding cities get the pixelated cartoon treatment in a new work from the eBoy collective.

The art group, founded in Berlin, has created whimsical, intricately detailed landscapes out of destinations such as Tokyo, Rio, London and New York.

MIA’s version includes a fleet of international aircraft, the building itself, some of the airport’s featured art and go-to restaurants Cafe Versailles and La Carreta. Around the airport, the artists included a “Let’s Go Heat” sign, the AmericanAirlines arena, the old bayfront Miami Herald building, the InterContinental Miami complete with a dancing silhouette on the exterior and Art Deco hotels along South Beach.

“MIA continues to be on the cutting edge of airport technology and art, so it’s fitting that we are the first airport in the world where the two would come together in this unique, eye-catching work,” Miami-Dade Aviation Department director Emilio T. González said in a statement.

The “pixorama” art, a collaboration between Marsdesign Miami Agency and eBoy, is on display at Terminal E. Posters are on sale at http://www.eboymia.com/ and will be sold in a few weeks at some airport newsstands and online at http://www.themiashop.com/. A two-by-three-foot version sells for $29.90 on the eBoy site.

An airport spokesman said the Aviation Department will get 10% of the gross revenues from poster sales annually.

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