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Muhammad Ali at your fingertips

Mosaic Legends, the digital media company that makes thousands of photos into portraits of musicians, including the Grateful Dead and Bob Marley, has made its first foray into sports apps with a comprehensive portrait of legendary boxer Muhammad Ali.

The Ali app, available for the iPhone ($2.99) and iPad ($4.99), is a rich portrait containing 3,200 images. Each tap on the portrait brings the smaller photos into focus and each photo is attached to historical data about Ali and his iconic quotes. There’s a timeline and a shop, too.

“There is no person who has had a more significant impact on the history of sports and popular culture than Muhammad Ali,” Mosaic Legends Artist Craig Adam said in a statement. “We are proud to unveil our most ambitious project yet, one that details his extraordinary career to millions of fans and admirers around the world like never before.”

Mosaic Legends, whose executive vice president Jonathan Schweiger, lives in Boca Raton, has done portraits from Bridget Bardot to Bono to David Bowie. Its portrait of Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter was the top-selling item at Yankee Stadium when it was released last month.

The company is looking at retail locations in South Beach with an eye toward opening a gallery to display its mosaic portraits.

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CRAIG DAVIS In more than 33 years at the Sun Sentinel, Craig Davis has written about a wide variety of sports topics from baseball to yachting, fishing to triathlons, and also worked as a copy editor and page designer. Recently he reported on local sports, including running, swimming, cycling, equestrian and beach volleyball. He enjoys sports as a participant as well as a spectator, is active in the South Florida running scene plays in the curling club at Saveology Iceplex. This blog offers a glimpse at the business side of sports in the interest of enhancing enjoyment of the games and sporting options as a spectator as well as a participant.
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