Do you have a message you’d like to share? Swiss designer Thiabault Brevet has designed and programmed an over-sized forum that writes out anonymous user-submitted messages to engage the visitors of his show. The Grand-Central message board began as his graduation project at the University of Art and Design Lausanne. Messages are submitted at Grand-Central and then sent to a massive newspaper printer rigged with 3 wide-tipped poster markers that has been programmed to write out each submission in the order which they are received.
Brevet’s machine will be used at four shows in Europe this fall and visitors can instantly post messages using their smart phones. It’s interesting to see what people will post on an anonymous forum when they are all in the same room. If you can’t make it to the shows, the Grand-Central site also has a link to a live web-cam to watch your message being printed. Check out some of Brevet’s other projects on his website.