During a creative printing workshop “Uncommon Usage”, a few design students took old inkjet printers and replaced the ink cartridge with felt pens. The results below were presented at Vienna Design Week. I’m sort of blown away by the colors, textures and rhythm.
They used wood and glue to attach the felt pens and printed the pictures in several different layers. As one of the students describes it, “The fascinating thing was the mixture between the perfection of a machine and the reference to handwriting. It was a really uncommon, new aesthetic that we were generating with this technique.” As they gained more control over the printers, an adapted PenJet typeface developed.