The best of PlotterTwitter from January 2020.

Well, January is almost over and it's time for a recap of one of my favorite Twitter hashtags: #PlotterTwitter.

For those of you who are unfamiliar with #PlotterTwitter, it's a place for people to show off their plotter art. It has become an incredibly creative space with everyone able to see each other work and expand upon it.

And so here we are, a little recap of some of the best works in January's #PlotterTwitter!

Netpraxis created some very nice designs using moiré patterns which are complex patterns that emerge by overlaying two simple patterns on top of each other. They can look endlessly complex and simple at the same time.

Julien Gachadoat created some super clean, mechanical-esque plots. I haven't really seen anything like it.

Showing that you can find inspiration anywhere, Ruud de Rooij plotted out every single way to cross a road 7 times without crossing over your path.

Tyler Hobbs used a plotter to draw outlines of circles, and then painted the colors in by hand.

Louis Hoebregts recreated some Keith Haring works with a creative grid of swirls.

Yuin Chien plotted out 2D renderings of folded paper based on origami diagrams. With beautiful colored markers on black paper, they truly pop out of the page.

More! Give me more!

A super way to show off your stunning shaders.

If you've ever looked into shaders, then you've probably run into Shadertoy, a fantastic tool for building shaders in the browser, as well as a community for showing off what you've made. That said, Shadertoy's aesthetic and appeal is directly targeted at developers who want the shader and its code.

CineShader, is a layer over top of Shadertoy created by Lusion. It's a website built to share your shader with a broader audience. CineShader does this in a way that shows off more than just the art. It showcases the beauty and feel of the shader as though it's artwork on a wall.

By creating a 3D scene, along with a dark shaded audience member, CineShader creates the tone and feel of being in a gallery, silently observing and enjoying a piece of work

Wow! What else can it do?

Fifty-Two weeks of canvas creativity!

Canvas Cards is an amazing year-long project by Luke Patton which features weekly creations using HTML <canvas> elements. Each of the cards has a different set of inspirations, looks, aims, and goals. And wow are they beautiful!

The website itself also allows you to edit the code and re-run the preview in the browser, meaning you can get to play with each and every demo without cloning the repository.

The different combinations of colors and styles have really kept the project amazingly interesting as it progressed throughout the year.

For anyone who's ever tried to do something every week for an entire year, you know how difficult it can be, which really gives the project that extra special shine.

How could I do something like this?

Marvin, a space aged variable font for the modern web.

Ever since variable fonts were introduced to the web, we've been seeing more and more creativity and beauty. Marvin Visions popped up in 2017 and was a trailblazer that carved out the space!

Marvin Visions is a modern and consistent reinterpretation of Marvin, a typeface originally designed by Michael Chave in 1969 and published by Face Photosetting. It has been revived and expanded by Mathieu Triay for the identity of Visions, a new science fiction magazine.

Now, Marvin Visions was released in 2017. But it's really just too amazing not to write about!

The website itself shows off how sleek and versatile variable fonts can be, resizing seamlessly from thick to thin, tall to short.

Any other special details?

These minimal instruments will have you feeling like a pro.

It's Throwback Thursday, and this project is still just as beautiful and fun as it was the day it came into the world!

Berlin-based developer Martin Wecke has created a fantastic minimal set of browser based instruments that are both aesthetically beautiful, and simple to use!

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There are three experiments in all: The first, a cycling beat machine that you can play with your keyboard (and for the musically challenged, it will make sure your beats are in time).

The second, a triangular arpeggiator, allows you to warm and change the sounds in 2d space.

And thirdly, what could best be described as a wobble machine, which gets more and more addictive the more you play it.

How are they made?

Want to know what the web is capable of? Here you go!

Artist and creative developer Lars Berg has one of the most amazing portfolios out there, full of wondrous WebGL experiments that always push the envelope.

Lars's sketchbook is really one to sink your teeth into! From weird springy life-like paper image stretchy things.

To creepy spikey slug creatures that will completely weird you out.

Really, the creativity just doesn't end.

I'm not weirded out enough already