Was thinking just the other day, “wish I could have posters of my tweets as wall art.”
(Oh, come on, you know you were thinking that, too.)
Well, we’re not making this up. A company in Stockholm calling itself OneHundredForty (get it?), launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise additional money for its startup which will turn your tweets into unique print posters to hang on your wall. The campaign has already exceeded its $15,000 goal with, at last count, 207 backers.
“Using meticulous design and smart programming we merge any tweet of your choosing with artists’ creativity to produce a one-of-a-kind art print that tells your personal story,” explains OneHundredForty on its Kickstarter page.
“We wanted to create personal art prints – something more than just typing in words to put up on your wall. We want something where more thought goes into the words, where every letter matters. And then it hit us: Twitter.”
Sure, why not? Already existing are plenty of ways and companies ready to turn your Instagram photos into art or phone cases or books.
“Each design is carefully crafted by one of our artists, and each top level design comes in several combinations of colors, typefaces and graphics,” says OneHundredForty. “Designs are made up of several different components, and a set of rules determines how these components are to be combined, including a grid system which adapts to the length of any tweet. If you’re not pleased with the result, you can simply click refresh and see a new design for your tweet.
“Any given tweet can only be purchased once for every design combination. This means it’s not possible for anyone else to own the same print as you, ensuring complete originality. At launch we will feature 15 different artists with 50 original designs and over 5000 possible design outcomes.”
But why stop there? Maybe someone will start a company to print your Facebook posts on plastic couch covers or, maybe, GooglePlus posts into swimming pool toys. Hey, how about Tumblr posts as electric dryer liners (get it?).
Oh but seriously, the posters made from tweets actually do look interesting. Here’s a video: