If you received a holiday card from us this year, your card features a unique collection of snowflakes that was drawn especially for you by a robot (with a very generous helping of assistance from a real live human being).
The particular set of snowflakes, their position, and rotation were uniquely generated for each card with code by Dan Catt, and drawn by an Axidraw pen plotter with a Rotring Isograph technical pen. Here is a short time-lapse of a card being drawn:
This video is only :30, but drawing a card actually takes about 15 minutes.
The ink used in the pen is KWZ Sheen Machine 2, which is a green ink with a red sheen in certain angles of the light, which seemed appropriate for this holiday project. The ink used in this project was a gift sample from my pal Daphne Mir — thanks!
I was out of town, visiting with a close family member who has been in the hospital, so I didn't get them out as early as I wanted, but it feels good to get them out to you, even if they're delayed.
❄️ ❄️ ❄️ Happy holidays! ❄️ ❄️ ❄️