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.


Courtney is the founder of Design Work Life and Seamless Creative, a small design studio she runs with her husband Brian. She now splits her time between developing brand identities for small businesses and soaking up (and passing along) as much inspiration as she possibly can.

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