If you've ever perused the rubber stamp section of a crafts store, then you know how pricey it can be to purchase just a handful of stamps, which print only a limited number of images. That's why some intrepid designers at Quirky developed the Pixit, a reusable rubber stamp kit that allows you to create your own design and then change it to a completely different one whenever you want.
The Pixit kit includes a stamp, a pen and an ink pad which are all designed to fit into a single, tidy box that measure just 70 x 7 x 55 mm (2.8 x 2.8 x 2.2 inches). To use the kit, first you sketch out a drawing on the dry-erase surface on the top of the stamp. Then, using a tool built into the pen, you press down each little square that the pen covered, locking them all into place. This eventually forms a pixelated version of your drawing, which can then be stamped anywhere you want using the accompanying ink pad.
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Once you're done, all you have to do is press the "pixels" back into place, and it's ready for a new design. The whole thing is also made to be easily washed, so you won't leave any ink residue behind.
Naturally, Pixit can't create a design that's incredibly detailed, but pixel art has carved out a loyal niche in the world. At any rate, it's sure to be popular with retro gaming enthusiasts who want to recreate simple video game sprites.
A price and release date have not been set yet, but you can head over Quirky's website to vote on what price you'd prefer for a pixelated rubber stamp.View gallery - 6 images