Matthew Manos: Defiant Devices

I’m fascinated by this intricate art piece by Matthew Manos, Defiant Devices (When They’re Not Looking). Each component of this imagined machine was drawn with pencil before being collaged together and arranged three-dimensionally. Here’s a little description of the concept from the artist himself:

An obsessive inventor has dedicated his life to defying a self-sustaining censorship machine. Every night, when they’re not looking he enters the machine, seeks it’s flaws, and invents a defiant device. Every night when he’s not looking, the machine responds, generating a new apendage, a software update. One day the inventor will beat the machine, but until then he keeps trying, every night.


  1. Kate says:

    "sculptural illustration" is the best way to describe this piece! i love it!
  2. Matthew Manos says:

    Thanks for posting!
  3. Jordi says:

    As a fanatic of design and art, I find so interesting this blog based in another simple concept. Congratulations for the blog, we will come back soon to check!
  4. Lorie says:

    Great post! I loved the intricate details, as you turn each corner.
  5. Jeff says:

    Amazing work with such detail!
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