Fantastic Contraption show and book

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Fantastic Contraption show and book

Device is a new art gallery in La Jolla, California created by sculptor Greg Brotherton and his wife Amy. Their next show, Fantastic Contraption, opens July 19 (and runs through Sept. 2). The 18-artist show explores the leaky margins between humans and their machinery and includes some of my favorites: Stephane Halleux, Nemo Gould, Theo Kamecke, and Mike Libby (all of whom have appeared here on Make: Blog).


IDW Publishing has produced Device Volume 1: Fantastic Contraption, a gorgeous art book, to accompany the show. I was thrilled and honored to be asked to write the introduction for it.

The book is 140 full-color pages, sells for $20 ($13.60 on Amazon), and is available for pre-order now.


2 thoughts on “Fantastic Contraption show and book

  1. cyenobite2 says:

    What a great gathering of talent! Giger too! I hope someone can post a follow up on this show when it opens. Thanks Gareth.

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Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. His free weekly-ish maker tips newsletter can be found at

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