Sneezegwar v3.0 is an art installation in the design studio of Unrivaled. This piece was designed and built to help tell the story of why it is that we do what we do and to build something for ourselves that we would love and take interest in. The outcome was a behind-the-scenes video documenting the design and build, as well as a showcase piece in our design space.
The installation consists of two parts – a self-built DIY synthesizer and a dimensional hand-lettered sign that lights up and animates in response to the noises created from the synthesizer. The beautiful hand-lettering was commissioned from Roberlan Borges from Vitória, Brazil. We used our office wall as the canvas and everything from sign foam and custom electronics, to lights and sound as the medium; creating an explorative and multi-sensory experience.
The aesthetic we embraced was that of contrasts – stark white structures on a white wall which would then contrast against the bright, saturated colors of the 2,500 synchronized RGB LEDs. We also contrasted the minimalistic and clean forms against the chaos and colors of the tangled wires and electronics. Visitors can’t walk past the installation without exploring every button, switch, and slide and experiencing how each affects the sound and lights. The end result is an art piece that is both mesmerizing and irresistible to the curious.