Styn Flipper: Sam van Doorn

Pinball machine turned design/drawing tool; Styn Flipper by Sam Van DoornPinball machine turned design/drawing tool; Styn Flipper by Sam Van DoornPinball machine turned design/drawing tool; Styn Flipper by Sam Van DoornClick to enlarge

For his senior project, Dutch designer and typographer Sam van Doorn designed Styn. a deconstructed pinball machine reconstructed as a design tool. The idea behind the installation is that by creating new tools one is able to break free from standards in design. By playing the machine the balls create an unpredictable pattern, and the better the player the better the print. Somehow, the grid used relates to the signs of the alphabet, tying it into typography but, in all honesty, I couldn’t figure out what that means exactly. In any case, the concept is pretty unique and fun.

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