Message in bottle farewell: the written word travels today on digital channels. Nothing new, one would think. Yet even what it seems normal can take unexpected forms new ones… a towel, for example! Ah yes, the digitization of communication has captivated the eclectic group of creative Dutch studio Raw Color to such a degree that they have seen fit to build Cryptographer, printer of coded messages.
The attempt to make more tangible – but also more cryptic – digital messages is certainly successful. The special printer, built in collaboration with Printerhall and Peter Bust for the software part and Bart van der Linden for the digital control of the engine, instead of using a bleach pen head that fades colored fabrics with different intensities, reproducing icons based on’ order of frequency of letters of English alphabet .