Monday, July 13, 2009

Etch-A-Sketch Art

The Etch-A-Sketch was released July 12, 1960. Now, not only has the toy has reached iconic status, but some artists are using it to create.

Arthur Granjean displayed his prototype, which he had built in his basement and called "L'Ecran Magique" ("The Magic Screen"), at the 1959 International Toy Exhibition in Nuremburg, Germany.

The Etch-A-Sketchist Blog is a one-stop shop for a lot of goodies on the subject including videos showing where the toy is popping up today. For a more than fair price, you can get a professional Etch-A-Sketch image of yourself created. (see below for example)

Jeff Gagliardi first tried using the Etch-A-Sketch when he was in college. His web site contains some amazing pieces that he's created along with biographical information. Gagliardi is also a painter.

George Vlosich's latest work of President Obama was part of a gallery show in D.C. called MANIFEST HOPE

Protect your iPhone and iPod with these stylish Etch-a-Sketch® hard cases.

Made from impact-resistant ABS plastic, the Etch-a-Sketch® case is available for the iPhone 4, iPhone 3G/3GS, and the iPod Touch 4th Generation.

Please note: the knobs are ornamental and do not turn.

The HowStuffWorks team looked inside an Etch-A-Sketch to see how it functions. Two knobs control the movement of a single stylus horizontally and vertically through the aluminum powder. As the stylus moves, it leaves behind a black trail on the screen. Shaking the device remixes the powder, thus clearing the screen.

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