P O L Y R O T O R v1.1

Experimental vector drawing application
17 Jul 2012

The P O L Y R O T O R is our dig­i­tal draw­ing tool. We use it over ink-on-paper illus­tra­tions to rep­re­sent the dig­i­tal lay­er of all things over real life rep­re­sen­ta­tions. The rea­son it looks rather skele­tal and low-res is we want­ed to por­tray how new media make us more tol­er­ant of low­er res­o­lu­tions (think mp3s), as a trade-off for a high­er quan­ti­ty of infor­ma­tion and dynamism. Take it as a new form of min­i­mal­ism, or dig­i­tal bru­tal­ism defined by its weight in kilo­bytes. The tool we built is very fast, dynam­ic, light, and draw­ings com­plete them­selves as dots con­nect. On top of this, the P O L Y R O T O R is set to add a bit of move­ment to a drawing’s piv­ot-points; a bit of life through sinu­soidal motion.

Below are a few exam­ples of this tool in use in our book series.