Noma Bar’s amazing die-cutting doggy

Visitors to a new Noma Bar exhibition opening next week in London will be able to create their own Noma Bar artwork using a beautifully styled die-cutting machine…

Next week, as part of the London Design Festival‘s programme of events, Outline Editions will host an unusual exhibition by illustrator Noma Bar. As well as showcasing a series of exclusive screenprints by the artist, visitors will be able to create their own Noma Bar artwork using a beautifully styled die-cutting machine…

Yes, the machine, designed by Bar, looks just like a big black dog. It’s two white teeth are actually handles that enable the user to push down on its lower jaw – in which one of a number of specially made dies can be positioned. Press down onto some well placed card stock below, et voila, a Noma Bar die cut piece is produced.

The die-cut invite shows how well the artist’s particular illustrative style lends itself to the process:

And here’s how you use the machine. Overalls wearing isn’t compulsory…

The exhibition, entitled Cut It Out, runs from September 17-30 at Outline Editions gallery space at 94 Berwick Street, London W1F 0QF.

Outline Editions has promised CR a preview of the show before it opens next week plus a chat with the artist, and also a go on the die-cutting doggy machine thing. Something we’re rather looking forward to!

In the meantime, here’s a short interview with Noma and some footage of the machine in action, courtesy of Crane TV:

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