Model Thaumatrope – Every home needs one

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Having had a set of contour cut matt vinyl stickers produced here at diginate, Kingston illustration graduate Tom McCaughan set about applying them to this impressive model from a recent project about the Shipping Forecast.

This small-scale model is structurally based on the Thaumatrope , an old optical illusion where the full image is only visible when the double-sided panels are spinning. Though motorised for filming, the idea is that you can only see the gale warning image when the winds are of a gale’s force. Here’s the Thaumatrope in action:

Model Thaumatrope from diginate on Vimeo.


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