Craft & Design
Making Hundreds of Unique Mini Maker Faire Posters With Processing


We needed a poster for the Rhode Island Mini Maker Faire on Aug. 10, so I decided to use a Processing sketch to do the work for me. By using a generative program I could make each poster unique, within the design constraints of the event. The key is to use Processing’s PDF library to record a printable version of everything you’re drawing on the screen. When you’re done, you just bring the PDF to your local copy shop or fine art large format printer.

The complete set of posters and the code can be seen on the Modern Device blog.


The Road to Maker Faire Challenge will award $2,500 to one winner to bring his or her project to World Maker Faire on Sep. 21 & 22, 2013 in New York. Use the funding for materials, transport, or anything else you might need to get to Maker Faire. Applications are due by 11:59pm PT on August 5, 2013.

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Shawn Wallace

Shawn Wallace is a MAKE contributor, artist, programmer, and editor living in Providence, R.I. He designs open hardware kits at Modern Device and organized the Fab Academy at the Providence Fab Lab. He makes iPhone synthesizers with the Fluxama collective and is a member of the SMT Computing Society.

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