Jürg Lehni/Hektor

One of the guys making apparent that the boundaries between the arts continuously are blurred more and more is Swiss native Lehni. Considered graphic artist his work spans many mediums from print to his drawing robot Hektor and his illustrator plug-in scriptographer. He studied at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich in the Department of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering and Interaction Design & New Media at ECAL, Lausanne. 
Lehni's description of Hektor
"Hektor is a portable Spray-paint Output Device for laptop computers. Hektor was created with a certain attitude towards design and the use of tools. Intuition played an important role in the search for a new output device that goes beyond the limitations of today's clean computer, screen and vector-graphic based design and conveys the abstract geometries contained in these graphics in a different way than normal printers do."

His illustrator plug-in scriptographer is a nice tool that lets the user dictate what the computer should to instead of the computer manifesting creative boundaries.

Lehni's print work together with Lex Trueb here.
His own page scratchdisk.


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