The 2012 Guardian Montage

Regular readers may recall a project I undertook last month to create a montage of covers of The Guardian newspaper from 1912 to mark the newspaper’s 125th anniversary. It only seemed appropriate that, when 2012 ended, I would do the same thing for the 2012 volume of the paper.

So I wrote some code – you can grab it here and try it out for yourself – to scrape cover thumbnails from the site where they are cached for use in presenting the digital edition of the newspaper, then stitched the images togother using ImageMagick and the result looks like this (you can download a 62 MB JPEG image or look at this version in if you want to explore in more detail):

The 2012 covers from The Charlottetown Guardian.