It’s wonderful to get to know, that creative people around the world steadily develop new techniques for making the urban landscape more colorful.
A really new and astonishing concept is the so called facadeprinter by Martin Fussenegger and Michael Haas, which was already in use at the urban art fair “Stroke01” in Munich this year. It’s a unconventional machine, which allows to create a new, previously non-existent form of urban print media – it’s an inkdot-printer in architectonical scale:
“The facadeprinter is a simple, software controlled robot. It consists of a two-axis turntable and a print head which is powered by compressed air. The printer shoots the picture dot by dot from a remote distance on a selected surface. Particularly inaccessable, formatless and uneven surfaces can be printed on. For example a building can be printed from the street, without having a complex scaffolding.
The process of printing has a certain entertainment value. Moreover the facadeprinter is a comparatively cheap large-scale printing technology. Therefore it is an media and also a technical innovation. This new media is an unconventional tool for large-scale communication.”
For more info or if you want to know technically details, visit facadeprinter.org. I like it!