Broos Stoffels, Graphic Design Ambroos Stoffels, Grafisch Ontwerp

Sideview of the Decap Drawing Device.

The Decap drawing Device in action.

Display of 10 DDD Records

A Decap Sound vol.2

A Decap Sound vol.6

A Decap Sound vol.5

Infographic explaining the operation of the Decap Drawing Device


The Decap Drawing Device designs record sleeves for Dance Organ music.
Dance Organs are big machines playing live music and thereby replace the musician.
The human factor, which is important for a subjective medium like music, lacks completely. I redesigned the record sleeves of
'A Decap Sound' the label on which this music is distributed. Therefore I replaced myself as a designer by a machine as well by creating the Decap Drawing Device.

This machine creates unique designs determined by the same system that defines the music played by dance organs, namely punched cards. In my machine they work as stencils whereas in the organ they contain the music score. By turning the lever the punchcards run through the machine and the fixed pens leave a circular pattern on the sleeve.
I emphasize the extension 2.2 as this is a work in progress. Up till now I designed 3 versions with different products. I hope to extend and optimize the machine in the future.

Masterproject 2013 – 2014

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