The clothing store Forever 21 and 'Breakfast' have launched a real-time billboard that recreates Instagram photos using moving thread. The giant machine has the ability to design and project any image from an Instagram account onto its surface through the use of moving threads.
The machine is made of cloth, wood and aluminum and it is digitally synced to a computer-based photo stream. The entire machine uses just under seven miles of fabric to project real images. This process is extremely intricate and uses many wooden spools to feature rainbow ribbons that spin to change among 36 colors according to computerized directions.
The idea is to connect to Millennial consumers using the social media platform of Instagram. This machine has the ability to transform any Instagram photo from selfies to scenery into textile-based works of art.
This Machine Recreates Instagram Photos Using Seven Miles of Thread
1. Real-time Thread-based Billboards - Developing real-time billboards that recreate images using moving thread allows for unique advertising opportunities in high-traffic areas.
2. Textile-based Art - Creating textile-based art from Instagram photos gives consumers an opportunity to have their digital content transformed into a physical artwork.
3. Integrating Social Media with Physical Advertising - Integrating social media platforms like Instagram with physical advertising methods creates a personalized and interactive experience for consumers.
1. Fashion Retail - Moving thread-based billboards can help fashion retailers like Forever 21 connect with younger Millennial consumers through personalized and interactive advertising.
2. Art and Design - Thread-based billboards create opportunities for textile-based art and design, allowing artists to create unique works that integrate digital content with physical material.
3. Advertising and Marketing - Integrating social media with physical advertising methods creates new opportunities for advertising and marketing firms to create personalized and interactive campaigns that engage consumers.