• Pens & Needles // Digitally Manipulated Embroidered Posters by CUSTHOM.


    Posted on 16th January, by Dana Tomić Hughes in art, graphics + illustration. 1 Comment

    Pens & Needles // CUSTHOM vs David Longshaw, detail.

    David Longshaw // Maude & Arthur – The Big Debate (detail). Digital embroidery.
    100% polyester thread onto GFSmith Colorplan Bright White 250gsm. 584 x 410 mm.

     

    Pens & Needles // CUSTHOM vs Giedre Domzaite, detail.

    Giedre Domzaite // Stripy Day  (detail). Digital embroidery.
    100% polyester thread onto GFSmith Colorplan Bright White 250gsm. 584 x 410 mm.

     

    My love of embroidery is well documented on this blog (if you are a recent comer and feel like digging through old posts, I suggest this epic post as a good place to start.)  Alas, we are here to talk about something new today - Pens & Needles to be exact.

     

    Pens & Needles // CUSTHOM vs Paul Blow.

    Paul Blow // Hunter Hunted. Digital embroidery.
    100% polyester thread onto GFSmith Colorplan Bright White 250gsm. 584 x 410 mm.

     

    Pens & Needles // CUSTHOM vs Hawaii Design.

    Hawaii Design // DB London 12. Digital embroidery.
    100% polyester thread onto GFSmith Colorplan Bright White 250gsm. 584 x 410 mm.

     

    Pens & Needles // CUSTHOM vs Andre Beato.
    André Beato // Stripes. Digital embroidery.
    100% polyester thread onto GFSmith Colorplan Azure Blue 250gsm. 584 x 410 mm.

     

    Pens & Needles // CUSTHOM vs Timothy Andrews.

    Timothy James Andrews // Squiggle. Digital embroidery.
    100% polyester thread onto GFSmith Colorplan Azure Blue 250gsm. 420 x 297 mm.

     

    Clever and talented London-based design studio CUSTHOM recently curated a super beautiful exhibition of tactile posters that explores “the use of digital embroidery as a unique and expressive form of drawing”. A selected group of twelve designers each submitted an artworks which CUSTHOM manipulated through stitch or mechanical drawing, using a ‘hacked’ digital embroidery machine. The result is a perfect marriage between technology and art, and one of the most beautiful and progressive examples of computer-aided works I’ve seen.

    Check out the rest of the pieces in the gallery below. The pieces are also for sale in the Pens & Needles online shop.


    [Images courtesy of Pens & Needles.]





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