Numerically Controlled by MWM Graphics

Published on January 20, 2012

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.

A limited number of drawings made using this process are available in the MWM Graphics Online Store | Vector Graphic Art: MWM Graphics | Digital Fabrication/Design: warn |Video Production: Paper Fortress Films

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