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The real Guy Carbonneau

663 real Guy Carbonneu hockey cards, one for each of his NHL career regular season points. Not a poster, real cards, all Carbo. I'm thrilled to have his signature on it. He also signed a composition of 1318 cards, his number of NHL games. Grab one of the new Carbonneau designs in the boutique.


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Visit the new store and treat yourself to a limited print of Patrick Roy - The Wink or any of the newest offerings. Each mosaic is now signed (my initials in the bottom right corner) and comes with a certificate of authenticity

Or visit the older store to get some of my first creations. As seen on Fine Art America's hockey art and NHL art pages

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Hi, I'm Daniel

My name is Daniel Blanchard. I grew up in Joliette, North-East of Montreal, Quebec, Canada. This all started when I was creating a mosaic from our family pictures using the AndreaMosaic software, and wondered if it would be possible to create one with hockey cards. My favorite hockey player is Mario Lemieux (even though I'm a Montreal Canadiens fan) so I went on eBay and bought a bunch of Lemieux cards and went to work.

My first piece is Mario's face in a 6x4 custom made wood and lexxan frame. I was pretty happy with it but I learned a few things I wanted to improve. So I went back on ebay and got a bunch of Gretzky cards for my second piece. This time I made it a little smaller (so it would fit in my car) and had it framed. I also chose to only use portrait cards and didn't rotate them. I floated the Mario piece on eBay and even though there were a lot of coments, my mother is the only one that bid the minimum. These 2 pieces then sat in my office and garage for over a decade before I got back into making hockey cards art. I was working on a Brodeur piece before he retired, but got too distracted to complete it. However, I started experimenting more with using an unlimited amount of the pictures I've taken from the cards.

A bit later I bought a pile of Oveschkin cards and created a few pieces using both the front and back of the card's images. I made a giant Ovesckin poster composed of more than four thousand tiles and held a drawing. Then hockey stopped because of the pandemic.
Just before the Stanley Cup Playoff of the shortned 2020-21 season I bought 88 cards of Carey Price and went to work creating again. But this time I learned that I didn't need to buy the cards to create pieces of any player I wanted, and just had a lot of fun creating this gallery, and the pieces in the store.

I have been having lots of pleasure creating pieces without having to build them with actual cards, but I did go back to my Mario card collection and re-organized it on the wall of the guest room. No frames this time. There is a total of 426 cards, with mixed fronts and backs and rotations.

I got my 20"X32" Chris Nilan portrait signed. He agreed to do it at the condition that I send him a copy for him to keep. Nilan is one of my favorite, he always played with such heart. Also, he's the first player to see his own 'hockey mosaic' portrait (he found it cool and well done!) It makes me happy every time I look at it now.

The NHL social media section became my first client, featuring my work for the return of Joe Thorton to the 2022 Stanley Cup playoffs. I've also been experimenting with mosaics made out of other things than hockey cards, including Pokémon cards, still images of the 1972 Summit Serie between Team Canada and the USSR, and still images some of my favorite movies. See more in the Other Projects section below

I hope one day I get to create a giant mosaic in an arena, that would be real fun. Until then I will just keep exploring and making more hockey cards art.

Other Projects

Mosaics, but not made of hockey cards

Pikachu and Ash for Game Time / Temps du Jeu

A mural created for the cards and games store Game Time in downtown Joliette. 792 Pokémon cards make the image of Pikachu perched on top of Ash's head. There are 22 rows of 36 cards. The mosaic mesures 6'5" x 7'6". It was a true joy to collaborate with the Game Time familly. From the initial idea spark, scanning and indexing over 4000 cards, generating different possible concepts, putting it together and finally hanging it in the store, Yanick, Fanny and the kids were welcoming and thrilled to work on this project.
I use the Andrea Mosaic software for mosaic generation, and Kronocard to index the cards scanned with a Fujitsu Fi-7160. Without these tools, it would have taken much, much more time to get to the same result. More than 38 'AdTech Tape Glue Runner' recharges were needed to glue the 792 cards on the coroplast. It's a real thrill to see people's reactions when the enter the store. You can explore the mosaic by pressing the button below, or go see it in person at Game Time, 493 Notre-Dame street in Joliette.
Explore Pikachu and Ash

1972 Summit Serie

Made with different still images of the 1972 live game broadcast of the serie that changed hockey forever


A real fun way to revisit some of my favorite movies