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The Artwork Forge II

You might remember Toby Atticus Fraley as the artist behind Fraley's Robot Repair in Pittsburgh. He's all the way across the country now, with an art installation in front of City Hall in Palo Alto, California. The Artwork Forge II is a retro vending machine that produces custom art! A local review says,

The project, a turquoise, shed-sized machine that looks like a cross between a child's playhouse and a retro-futuristic robot with springs for legs, dispenses colorful, postcard-sized images on wooden blocks in a variety of designs. It's a whimsical device that, according to the artist, "simulates the experience of commissioning an original artwork by compiling data from your personal preferences, social media, news trends and celebrated masterworks of art."

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Following the retro theme, the machine only accepts quarters. The Artwork Forge II will be on site through March. See more pictures at Fraley's website, and some of the dispensed artworks at Instagram. -Thanks, Toby!


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