Imagine the sound of an inkjet printer at work, the cartridge making a squeaky sweep across the page. Picture each little dot of ink placed just so on the paper and then, instead of a printer, imagine the whole process being done by hand. That's the concept behind The Human Printer, an aptly named artform cum business started by artists Louise Naunton Morgan and Stina Gromark (who together go by the name Stinsensqueeze). Customers submit digital images and a stable of highly-focused illustrators recreates them dot-by-dot using layers of four colors--cyan, magenta, yellow, and black--just the way a color printer would. The finished product looks grainy and slightly out of focus, perhaps reflecting the mental state of the illustrators just after they apply their last dots. Below, you can watch a time-lapse video of a print being created and see examples of the finished product.
H/T Design Taxi.
Images courtesy of Stinsensqueeze.
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