Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Brilliant Upcycle



Artomat started out as an artists installation. In 1997, Clark Whittington used one of the recently banned cigarette machines to dispense his photographs for a buck each at a gallery opening. The idea inspired what is now a nationwide movement to make art part of our daily lives. These cool cigarette machines have been recycled, upcycled and repurposed to dispense little works of art, whether they be paintings, pictures, sculpture or jewelry. If you are hitting the road, make a point to seek one of these wickedly cool machines out. Check out the Artomat site to find a machine or submit your work. Isn't this the limit!

1 comment:

Lori Anderson Designs said...

I've seen one of these! They're terrific!

But they do give the guys hunting down a ciggy a startle!

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