The Human Printer, aka Louise Naunton Morgan, painstakingly prints unique one-off CMYK and B&W images by hand—dot by dot—to create a similar affect to pointillism, a technique originally developed by the Impressionist artist Georges Seurat in 1886.
As explained on the site, The Human Printer assumes the role of the machine and is therefore controlled and restricted by the process of using CMYK halftone created on the computer. The site even goes as far as to list other Human Printer "models," providing a short description of each one's particular printing style and character traits.
Louise Naunton Morgan, the founder of The Human Printer, was inspired to reclaim the art of lost production and chose to use her craft as a way to highlight this issue:
Today technology plays a huge role in everyday life...we have constructed these machines to aid our lives, making simple productions/tasks easier to accomplish. Our environment is now scattered with machine made artefacts, computer developed images and autonomous interactions—We are losing the essence of human production and craft to the machine, resulting in a soulless utilitarianism.(more...)