This week we’re chatting with Jono Matusky from Plynth. Jono was our Maker Wrangler for the faire in 2019 and has been working on a new app to connect physical and digital content. He answers our questions below and goes in to a lot more depth on the podcast.

A selfie photo of Jono Matusky, a white man with brown hair and a black t-shirt with a landscape in the background.

What do you make?

We make Plynth – an app that uses image recognition to link artwork to digital content. Viewers can snap a photo of the art to learn more, access exclusive content or go behind the scenes. Like a QR code, but cooler.

Who do you make it for?

Creators, generally, but more specifically anyone who makes both digital and physical artwork that they’d like to bundle together–musicians, digital artists, galleries, etc.

Where are you located?


When did you start making?

I remember getting a book on origami when I was a kid, but I couldn’t do all the folds because I couldn’t read yet. It’s been a while!

How long have you been making?

See above!

What inspired you to make this?

I was doing watercolor paintings of my record collection and wanted a way to like the art to the music. That’s where the idea first wiggled its way into my brain.

What makers inspire you?

Anyone who’s trying to make their dreams a reality. I’m especially inspired by other Philly makers like Oat Foundry, Cocoa Press, Pop Up Polaroid, Junto Bikes, Alternate Devices – too many to list!

What’s next?

We’re trying to get more users to try out Plynth. If you’re interested, sign up or let us know!

What would you like to ask the maker community?

Want a free postcard? In addition to Plynth, we also run Postcard Mixtapes, where we partner with organizations around the world to put together a Plynth-powered mixtape featuring artists from their city. Get a free one here.

A picture of a hand holding a postcard in front of buildings. The postcard is blue with a pink cassette tape that says Demo #1: Giving Thanks.

What was your favorite exhibit at the Faire?

Loved the giant fire-breathing pterodactyl from my friends at PXL LAB.

What connections did you make?

It was a great way to get engaged with my fellow makers (especially as the Maker Wrangler).

What was the best moment for you as a maker?

Seeing it actually happen! After a year of hard work, it was incredibly rewarding.

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