September 19th, 2011

Cut It Out

By Duane King

Noma Bar

This year for the London Design Festival, Outline Editions invited Noma Bar to create an installation. His response, based on a manual embosser, is an interactive sculpture which will allow viewers to create their own prints. The huge punching machine cuts out exclusive Noma Bar designs with the resulting negative space forming the image—a whimsical interpretation of the designers ongoing fascination with what he prefers to call ‘positive space.’ Gallery visitors select from 36 different GF Smith papers, choose from a selection of Noma’s designs, and then manually feed the paper into the machine. Then with four tons of pressure, the press produces a die-cut print that is signed and numbered as part of a limited edition series.

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