Stochaster was conceived and developed by Justin Bihan.
The project communication is led by Chloé Bernhardt.
Chloé & Justin work together as graphic designers and are also at the initiative of the publishing house Surfaces Utiles alongside with Olivier Bertrand.
2013 → 2018
From the personal project
to public broadcasting.
It was during his studies at EESAB - Rennes that Justin, passionate about issues related to printing raster, began to develop a simple program for his personal needs. Its unique function is to apply random raster to images. Since 2015, he has been expanding his research with the aim of offering a useful interface for future users.
TexTuring and Stochaster, two approaches of the image raster.
Ivan Murit and Justin Bihan, respectively at the initiative of the image processing softwares TexTuring and Stochaster, talk about the divergences and specificities of their projects, with a similar look but with different purposes.
A standalone software.
Stochaster includes the conventional and expected options of image’s rasterization software (screen ruling, half-tone angle, image resolution, etc.) then also features related to stochastic drawing (random pattern) that make it a unique tool. Stochaster was designed for purposes of thinking alternatives to the bitmap conversion modes included by default in most image editing software. Its reaction-diffusion system can produce all kinds of malleable forms. Its advanced options allow it to simulate specific raster, including the « Staccato » type that is used by specialized printers. Stochaster accompanies graphic designers, photographers, printers all sectors, those who want to think their projects in the smallest details or simply go out of their usual ways. Stochaster is under CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 International. See more.
Stochaster has been programmed on Processing 3.3.6.
Screenshots were made with a MacBook Pro Retina 2013, on MacOS High Sierra Version 10.13.2 system. The Stochaster GUI is generated by Java and differs according to the operating system on which it is launched.
Stochastic is growing up in an independent structure.
Original idea and software development: Justin Bihan
Website, video: Chloé Bernhardt
Extracts of photographs: Manon Riet
Typeface: La Nord, Raoul Gottschling
Thanks: Olivier Bertrand,
Axel Benassis, Ivan Murit,
Nicolas Belayew, Luuse, Super Terrain,
Atelier Tout va bien, Paul Parant.
Edition: Stochaster is published by Surfaces Utiles.