The Analog Printer

Project Open Design
Year 2015
Design Marijn van der Ploeg
Marleen Deneer
Fleur van Leth

The Analog Printer is a printer that can be made and used by everyone. Everyone can make their own individual artwork with this printer. Still these artworks are made by our created ‘rules’ or ‘format’. This printer is created around the idea of Open Design. Am I still the designer if someone can print their own analog printer? The Analog Printer can be downloaded online, be made and adapted by users. So ‘users as designers’. With this work we not only want people to make their own printer and print art, but also address the question of copyright and authorship. I made this work in collaboration with Marleen Deneer( and Fleur van Leth.