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Wind Up Toys

Posted by Rick | June 15th, 2007 | Filed under Design

Theo Jansen - Animaris Percipiere - 1.jpg

Wind. As in, “The answer my friend is blowin’ in the…”

This is the work of an amazing Dutch artist we stumbled upon who makes massive kinetic sculptures/creatures that are powered by a stiff breeze. Part Empire Strikes Back, part Andy Goldsworthy, part Burning Man on steroids, Theo Jansen’s video is absolutely incredible. Check it out.

Visit his website and blog.

3 Responses to “Wind Up Toys”

  • June 16, 2007 at 4:33 pm | Edward Cotton says

    Theo appeared in a BMW ad

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a7Ny5BYc-Fs

    He has also spoken at PopTech and TED.

  • June 17, 2007 at 3:31 pm | Dave Allen says

    Thanks for pointing me to Theo’s work, that’s incredibly inspiring…

  • October 30, 2007 at 3:58 pm | Steven Shaw says

    WOW!!! What an utterly awesome collection of work. I was on Theo’s web site for an hour at least and my bottom jaw is still on the floor. Totally inspiring, amazing, genius, masterpieces, What more can i say other than im proud to be alive at the same time as this amazing mind!

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