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October 26, 2010 AT 1:01 pm

Type Case: An Art Installation

Type Case is a terrific LED project by Finnish artist Martin Bircher. He writes:

The installation Type Case is a low-resolution display with 125 rectangular pixels of different sizes. These are formed from the reflecting light of digitally controlled LEDs, embedded in each section of a European printers’ type case. Due to the standardized fragmentation of its compartments, the density of visual information is decreased towards the objects’ centre. Viewed close by, it is nearly impossible to recognize more than a flicker – however after moving some distance away, it becomes distinguishable, that the lights and shadows give a representation of the latest headlines.

I love the way it’s got a sort of “near mode” and “far mode” — very clever!

Bonus assembly video:

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1 Comment

  1. I really like the Type case. The flickering of the LEDs has a soft incandescent look instead of a harsh on/off of typical LEDs. Nice music too. Cool idea. Makes me wish I was an artist!

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