When something evolves to have such a long history as the art of painting, it falls on out-of-the-box thinkers to question the most basic elements of creation: tools.
The designers at Culdesac compares the process to “genetic mutations” which “give birth to imaginative instruments: the brush compass, pendulum or whip give us a clue to the behavior of paint through sketches and through history.”
Extending the choice of paint-and-brush pairings (different colors and sizes), these alternative instruments yield unusual (and in some cases unpredictable) results when putting tool to canvas.
Artists can use them to do anything from painting on a ceiling (using an inflatable balloon brush), to pausing between strokes (thanks to a handy stand built into the handle) to creating circles, squares and triangles (and derivations thereof!).