Jonathan Topf
Design, making & interaction

String

String is a sketching app that helps you fight the urge to be precious.

Personaly I like my drawings best when they feel loose and unprecious. But, there are all sorts of things that fight against that, cold hands, someone watching me draw, the pressure of a new page... etc.

In this app you have one restriction, you are only allowed a certain length of line - once you use up that line, your old lines will begin to erase themselves. This has a few fun side effects:

  • There is never a new page, you simply keep drawing forever
  • If you draw somethign you don't like you simply keep drawing to erase it
  • Drawings evolve - what starts as one thing looks very different when it begins to erase itself

Definitley one of my favourite little side projects :)