Hektor the graffiti machine

Not brand-new, but I discovered it yesterday…

Hektor is a graffiti-painting machine, driven by two motors mounted at the upper corners of his “canvas.” Between those motors hangs a can of spray paint, and a mechanism to press the cap.

Hektor has a digital brain, and specializes in the gliding paths that reside in the guts of Adobe Illustrator, a popular design program. He is the brainchild of two students .

Hektor, created in Switzerland by Jurg Lehni and Uli Franke is a political animal as well and his medium is a message. If he paints a picture of Cuban guerrilla hero Che Guevara, that indicates a purpose. Hektor as street painter is a greeting from the aerosol universe.


Read also CNN and BBC.