I remember being a typically angry punk growing up in Miami and admiring graffiti artists with the ability to reach seemingly impossible heights to express their teenage angst with the world. What death defying lengths they must have gone through to tag their alter-ego names on the underside of a bridge or any other impossible to reach potential canvas. They were my super heros growing up and to this day, I am still not sure how they managed to pull off these feats of high flying wizardry. Was it aliens? Or rocket boots? Maybe even ancient Egyptian techniques are to be credited, but however they did it, it amazed me. From what I can gather, what you are looking at is a wall climbing graffiti printer for high tech(or very short) graffiti artist everywhere. Mysteriously named “Couleur sur l’Objet”, the assumption here at Yanko Design is that this is a automated robot designed with the purpose of aiding urban artist express themselves on difficult to reach, virgin areas of urban landscapes. I can appreciate the fact that graffiti artist are constantly on the look out for decent surfaces to showcase their talents, but isn’t using a robot cheating just a bit?
Designer: Stefan Rechsteiner
Text from the designer: “Couleur sur l’Objet” is in short a wall climbing printer, based on the principle of the vortex-robots that are able to climb walls with the help of suction. These robots are combined with a color application device and a controlling software that allows to print designs on large walls.