Some insight into The Human Printer project: .
The Human Printer project came about from and idea I had while riding the subway train one summer in New York. I often times sketch people in public and sometimes they might notice and it's a little awkward. I thought to myself how great it would be if I was hidden and could just draw people without them knowing. Then I thought, what if I was hidden but they could sit in front of me and be aware they would be drawn. In that moment I thought well it could be like a Vending Machine. I thought about this idea on and off for years and built two previous "printers" before unexpectedly building this version while visiting Japan this summer. This version, 3.0T had sound, 2 modes( portrait or random), 4 filters (zombie, animal, rapper or normal). You first select mode, filter then pay. The drawings take 1-3 minutes before dispensing out of the front. For me this was part performance art and part science project. The most fun was just building it. I really found that rewarding as much as the impressions it made on the public. To me drawing and painting is never enough. I daydream about things I'd like to do and if something pops in my head enough I'll go for it. This was exactly that. I would like to thank the many folks that helped me bring this to life...my boy @fastbless on the edit! @nabepro with the music. @tokuji_tnk and @akingdiablo for helping build it and hanging hard in tokyo. @iamvikn and @jirotokyo for connecting me with everyone including the video homies Kazeki Aizawa and Ikuya Nishikado. @lyntarowajima for late night studio moves and @tokyuhands for having everything I needed! Much love to these peeps and all of tokyo. And thanks @hpe @hp for the logo!