Graffiti might be one area which you wouldn’t expect to see technology advancing in! Maybe in the clearing and removal of graffiti, but nothing to the contrary of that.
However, I recently saw this awesome digital graffiti screen called ‘AirGraffiti’ which looks like a lot of fun, and it’s clean! It lets you create digital graffiti by using a laptop, projection screen and an infrared spray can. Your imagination is the only limitation, you can select your background image by making use of any picture online, or even a photo that you have taken yourself on a digital camera or on a mobile phone.
Check out the video below to get a better idea of how it works and some of the things that it can do.
Photo Graffiti Wall
Looks like fun, right? It’s a great attention grabber and I’m sure that having one of these at any event would draw people in by the numbers. So, how does it actually work?
The AirGraffiti makes use of infrared spray cans which look and feel just like a regular spray can, the only difference is that when you press the button on the infrared spray can paint doesn’t come out, but the light is tracked by the computer to create amazing works of art on the digital projection screen. You can share your works via social media, print them out, save them as an electronic file and even save a video file of your drawing process!
As the digital screen is run from a laptop, you have access to millions of backgrounds, images, photographs, clipart and even stencils which you can incorporate into your digital graffiti wall art.
I haven’t had a chance to have a play on one of these myself yet, but I will definitely be having a go on one the next event I attend.
There’s no word on pricing to buy one of these, but you can rent them for a few thousand dollars for a few hours (or as long as required for your event). Check out FootooMaster.com and their Photo Graffiti Wall for more information on pricing and availability for events and such.
It would be great if sometime in the future we saw some software for home computers that could work via USB or something, so we could all create digital graffiti works on our home computers or TV screens I’m sure it wont be long before someone comes up with the idea.