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