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College Cuber makes $8,000 mosaics of sports stars from cubes


Dylan Sadiq is known as the “College Cuber”, and charges $8,000 for mosaics made from cubes. The artwork has been purchased by several professional teams, including the NBA’s Detroit Pistons.

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The story began with Luka Doncic, his favourite basketball player. Damian Lillard was then added to the mix. The attention of international soccer clubs such as FC Barcelona and Manchester United was taken. Major League Baseball teams reached out as well as the National Football League.

Dylan Sadiq, a 21-year-old student at Rutgers University, was overwhelmed with requests to make mosaics of cubes. Sadiq is 21 years old and a Rutgers University student. He’s known now as The College Cuber.

Sadiq can create a cube portrait for $8,000 and takes less than four hours. Sadiq was sought by several teams, including the NFL’s Tennessee Titans and National Hockey League’s New Jersey Devils. He also received retweets from Twitter and gained traction through social media.

Sadiq said this week to CNBC, “This isn’t what I expected.” While Sadiq was talking, CNBC was sharing a viral mosaic of Patrick Mahomes (the star quarterback for the Kansas City Chiefs).

Everything was destroyed by Covid

Dylan Sadiq (known as The College Cuber) charges $8,000 for mosaics made from cubes.

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Sadiq enjoys telling the tale about how Brandon challenged Sadiq at 10 years old to solve the cube. He received a reward Activision Blizzard’sCall of Duty Video Game.Sadiq stated that the entire task took him about a week.

Sadiq began solving cubes to get more speed in February 2021. He then turned his newly acquired skill into an avenue of art creation.

Sadiq spent $1,000 on cubes. He then learned how to combine 560 pieces together to form a new product. mosaic of DoncicThe Dallas Mavericks all-NBA team guard,. It was posted to Instagram by Lillard in April. Team followers saw the post and were notified. Another mosaic was created by Lillard, with identical results by the Portland Trail Blazers.

Sadiq claimed that Luka Docic may not have seen the mosaic. He added, “And Mark Cuban? I don’t think he ever saw it.”

Cuban, who is the Mavericks’ owner, said to CNBC that he did not see the Mavericks.

Sadiq claimed that although he would almost certainly forego engineering positions, he didn’t think Rutgers was worth the time. over $40,000It was a complete waste of time. The university has hired him to cover live events like the Ohio State-Ohio State game in October, and the inaugural of the school’s new president.

Sadiq said, “That’s an important part of why I’m the College Cuber.” Covid was the cause of everything being destroyed. My artwork is where I find value.

Sadiq visited the Lions Ford Field in July last year to make a mosaic of the NFL team.

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Detroit: Finding inspiration

This July the Detroit Pistons becameFirst pro-sports team to buy a mosaic. Sadiq went to Detroit and made a portrait of Ben Wallace (the Pistons’ Hall of Fame Center). He also made a mosaic of the Red Wings for their NHL Draft party.

Also, he sold to the NFL’s Lions. For the MLB’s Tigers he made a mosaic featuring Miguel Cabrera, the slugger. It was presented to Cabrera by the team to commemorate his 500th homerun.

Sadiq remarked on his Detroit experience, “I did not understand what was happening.” I was trying to get the best out of it.

Sadiq discovered Detroit’s artwork while walking and became more interested. This inspired the idea of expanding the College Cuber.

Sadiq shared that “the artwork was incredible.” “One of the things I imagined – I wish I could see the creation live. It was beautiful and had such a strong message. It’s colorful, vibrant – I wish I could see it being made in front of my eyes.”

Dylan Sadiq says that he was inspired by the black artwork found in Detroit to make live performance of his mosaics. To assemble the mosaics, he used over 500 cubes in just three hours.

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Sadiq was the one to make it all happen. Sadiq charges $3,000 to perform live and is able to create an entire piece of artwork in just three hours. The flat fee is $8,000 and clients get to see the live performance as well as the finished artwork.

Sadiq converted the College Cuber to a limited-liability company last September. According to Sadiq, $27,000 was the net profit from the $38,000 in revenues he generated since July’s Pistons client. A deal with a distributor of toy toys allows him to keep costs down and he doesn’t pay rent for the basement where he makes his mosaics. 

He laughed and said, “She will probably begin charging me rent now.”

Sadiq expects to make more than $100,000 in this year’s sales. The Chiefs bought the Mahomes mosaic. Derrick Henry, Titans’ running back, is looking for a piece.

For $8,000 the NFL bought a mosaic of Roger Goodell, league commissioner, to honor Joe Favorito. Favorito was a prominent sports PR expert and professor in sports business. Columbia UniversityA video was taken of Sadiq’s mosaics by Favorito. Favorito stated that he was “immediately blown away” and coordinated an introduction.

Favorito stated, “Creative talents are sometimes assumed to be a given.” I believe it is our responsibility to support these content creators, who are doing something really unique. He has a unique engineering and science background that wires him. That’s why he is able to accomplish it. He is gifted in that he can do almost everything in his head. Then, he knows which parts to put together and how to make something amazing and original in only a few hours.

All of it began with a trip to Detroit.

Sadiq said, “I gained so many things from that experience.” I went from being a child making online videos to actually taking action. My entire life was changed by that weekend spent in Detroit.

Sadiq creating a mosaic featuring NBA superstar Kevin Durant, for the Philadelphia Union soccer club. Durant is also the co-owner of the MLS franchise.

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Social media can make you money

Sadiq was not the first to profit from cubed mosaics. 2019 CNBC profiledItalian artist Giovanni Contardi creates art using Rubik’s products. Contardi made a mosaic featuring Amy Winehouse, which was sold for approximately $5,000. He also received social media attention with a piece about NBA star LeBron Jam. 

Rubik’s was in touch with Sadiq to discuss a possible brand agreement. Canadian toymaker, Rubik’s is the owner of the company Spin MasterTrades are made on the Over-the-Counter Market by.

Favorito stated that while the pandemic caused problems for Favorito, it also provided digital opportunities which he could take advantage of.

The College Cuber is a major player in social media. He was eligible to be featured on Instagram. Facebook’sBonuses program pays creators to post reels. Sadiq claimed that he has made $550 from Instagram so far. TikTok also welcomed him. creator fundHis mosaic of Mahomes received over 100,000 hits.

He’ll also make mosaics for clients and charge $750 per video they can use in company advertisements.

Sadiq charges pro-sports teams nothing for the video. He seeks reposts and retweets in order to increase exposure. Manchester United and Barcelona are two examples of soccer fandom that have supported the effort. The NBA’s Orlando Magic has also supported the effort. Twitter.

Sadiq indicated that he will use this extra attention to help others.

After creating an all-star mosaic with Julius Randle, Sadiq attended his first NBA match last year. Sadiq is a New Jersey native who said that Madison Square Garden helped him understand more “the culture” and “the unity of the game.” [sports] fans.”

Sadiq requests now that all teams become clients and provide tickets for fans who have not been to a sporting event.

“That’s what I want to experience with my artwork – to bring the fans together,” he said.

Sadiq, who built the College Cuber said that it was “just something that happened to be” and that he now realizes the value he brings to others.

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