Created by Hansje van Halem, an independent graphic designer based in Amsterdam (NL). the following video and images are the latest in the series of experiments that explore tension between a systematic approach, legibility, and (ir)regularity in typography. In the video, Hensie uses Axidraw, a simple and new version of a pen plotter, capable of writing or drawing on almost any flat surface.
The project and this exploration is also a progression/evolution of Hansje’s “machine love” projects, seeking new ways how machines and interfaces can inform both the production and the graphic design process.
Axidraw, ($450) that is now available to order at Evil Mad Scientist, can write with fountain pens, permanent markers, and other writing implements to handle an endless variety of applications – as demonstrated by Hansje. Its unique design features a writing head that extends beyond the machine, making it possible to draw on objects bigger than the machine itself.
Hansje recently gave a talk at Papierkomplizen – Zürich (CH) on April 8th 2016.
Video you can see below was done by Christian Tanner for Papierkomplizen.
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