r/place 2023 is an event that is currently taking place on Reddit which started on July 20, 2023. The first instance of r/place occurred in 2017 and the second occurred in 2022. During the event, a shared canvas of pixels appeared on the r/place subreddit on Reddit, upon which users could each place a single pixel of color every five minutes.
By the end of r/place 2023, there were 32 options of colors.
Rollout of colors
On Day 1, the 16 available colors were red, orange, yellow, dark green, light green, dark blue, blue, light blue, dark purple, purple, light pink, brown, black, light gray, gray, and white.
At the start of Day 2, it brought along with it the first expansion of the canvas.
At the start of Day 3, it brought along with it the second expansion of the canvas.
Popularity across the canvas
Coverage in the news
- Reddit’s r/Place is going about as well as expected (The Verge, 20 July 2023)
- Reddit relaunched r/Place public art canvas. Redditors immediately protest on it. (Mashable, 20 July 2023)
- What is r/place on Reddit? (Dot Esports, 20 July 2023)
- Reddit expanded the r/Place canvas, and users immediately wrote messages cursing the CEO (The Verge, 21 July 2023)
- Reddit's r/Place Turned Into a Protest (Truth or Fiction?, 21 July 2023)