It seems like a lot of folks have been playing with the idea of light graffiti lately. There are certainly some great light graffiti artists out there, like Vicki DaSilva, and some mediocre ones, like yours truly. To honor the idea of graffiti in the pigment form, a French designer named AÃ¯ssa Logerot produced an LED light graffiti source shaped just like a can of spray paint – except instead of paint, obviously, the spray-esque can uses LED toppers of different colors, and a Faraday shake mechanism to charge the battery. Sa-weet! From AÃ¯ssa‘s website:
halo is a handy light-writing tool, preserving the techniques and gestures that graffiti artists use with spray cans. It is possible to change the color and the brightness of the led to change the graffiti’s styles. If the light doesn’t have enough battery, users simply have to shake it to have energy again.
Check this thing out:
Pretty cool, huh? I really want one of these! Right now, my only really good light graffiti source is a white High End Systems LED flashlight that I got from Debi Moen when she was still working for High End. I took some sandpaper and diffused the lens of the LED to make it more of an even emitter than a spot lamp – it works really well. I keep it hooked inside my computer bag for those times when I need to paint some light:
AÃ¯ssa Logerot’s LED light graffiti device is obviously much more interesting than my DIY device. Mine works great, though!