International Design Review

Graduation
Projects / 2017

2010
author
Matúš Lelovský (SK)
title
Alternative Tools for Making Pictures
degree
M.A. project
school
Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava
supervisor
Mgr. art. Pavol Bálik
The object of this piece was to design a robot that draws with tools people use. From the illustrations provided, we can presume that the robot, when cleverly steered with the developed algorithms, creates a picture on a chosen surface. This programmed journey makes abstract drawings or typographical compositions with markers or felt-tip pens. The simple mechanical engine makes markings that are imperfect, which gives the robot his own unique style. I wonder if the opposite premise would be feasible – one in which a man would draw with tools specially designed for a robot.