fxstg: roto drawing machine 2
fxstg: roto drawing machine 2
apr 07, 2012

fxstg: roto drawing machine 2

part of an ongoing series of drawing machines, françois xavier saint georges’s ‘roto-drawing machine 2’ creates ink prints like these six shown above

in the second iteration of his ‘roto-drawing machine’, french canadian designer françois xavier saint georges (fxstg) has assembled a random, automated drawing contraption that creates ink prints. this machine is outfitted with a wheel, inked inconsistently by sponges suspended from a rotating disc above. during the process, the designer intermittently sprays more ink (in red or black) onto the sponges of the machine, as it hops and moves along sheets of 24×36-inch paper, to achieve some of the multi-hued effects.

fxstg tells us that he is currently in the process of developing two derivative projects, one of which on a much larger scale. you can see the first ‘roto-drawing machine‘, which used graphite as its medium, in the designboom original article linked here.

video of ‘roto-drawing machine 2’ in action

fxstg: roto drawing machine 2

fxstg: roto drawing machine 2 detail view

fxstg: roto drawing machine 2

fxstg: roto drawing machine 2 detail view

fxstg: roto drawing machine 2 left: the full machine; right: detail on paint sponges

  • what

    tarf says:
  • I cannot explain this but I love every single one of these machines this guy does. There is something so weirdly compelling about them. If someone can explain to me what it is please do! In the meantime, keep experimenting, fxstg, they’re great.

    the other cj says:

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