Answer: Yes! I have been seeing some impressively pieced-together faux-mosaics popping up in my instagram feeds. I have always been in awe of illustrators who can create 3D type, and seeing these hyper-realistic type creations set within the context of interior design really brought it home for me. If these images intrigue you, have a look through the work of, first and foremost, Nick Misani—as well as Tara Johnston, Ying Chang, Mark van Leeuwen, and Carmi Grau/Super Nice Letters. You can also follow the hashtags #fauxsaic and #fauxsaics to find all the artists trying it out.
If you are interested in trying it out for yourself, Nick Misani also teaches a class through his website fauxasics.com/classes.