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Numerically Controlled

19.07.2011 | Graphic, Illustration, Video
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Numerically Controlled from Paper Fortress on Vimeo.

This project is a collaboration between MWM Graphics, aarn, and Paper Fortress Films. The process of creating a “drawing” using a numerically controlled Sharpie is documented in a short video. Vector graphics are converted into a tool path and then a machine language which controls a 3-axis CNC machine retrofitted with a special fixture that holds a marker and mimics hand pressure during the act of drawing. Thirty-three mechanical drawings in three designs were produced using this process.

Vector Graphic Art: MWM Graphics — [mwmgraphics.blogspot.com/​]
Digital Fabrication/Design: aarn — [44rn.com]
Video Production: Paper Fortress Films — [paperfortressfilms.com]

A limited number of drawings made using this process are available in the MWM Graphics Online Store — [mwmgraphics.com/​store.html].

 

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Robot Drawings! Aarn explains – “Vector graphics are converted into a tool path and then a machine language which controls a 3-axis CNC Machine retrofitted with a special fixture that holds a marker and mimics hand pressure during the act of drawing. Thirty-three mechanical drawings in three designs were produced using this process.” Each drawing comes with one of the Sharpies used and is shipped safe in a 4″ mailing tube. Created on beautiful French Dur-O-Tone 80lb paper and signed/numbered with pencil. Enjoy
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# 1 : Twelve Points. Available Now. 24″x18″. Signed & Numbered (x/33). Zoom.
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# 2 : Sacred Geo Grid. Available Now. 24″x18″. Signed & Numbered (x/33). Zoom.
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# 3 : Spacetime Continuum. Available Now. 24″x18″. Signed & Numbered (x/33). Zoom.