Over 1500 images of flags, real and fictional, past and present, either in use within the united states, or based on the united states flag. (For instance, the Futurama Earthican flag is in here somewhere
) This has been an idea floating around in my head for some time. after hunting the internet for good flag images, and running several iterations of the mosaic making algorithm, I'm pretty happy with the result. I wish some of the stars had a bit more contrast but an image overlay would be the only way to effectively do that, and I think image overlays are cheating. Appropriately timed finishing this deviation a few days before Independence Day
Some flags are cropped to fit a 4:3 ratio.