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Torpedo by Richard Elaver

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3D-printed design houses a refillable Montblanc rollerball pen $50.00

We're always interested in innovations in 3D printing, the new design tech that involves making three dimensional solid objects from a digital file. Designer Richard Elaver, a metalsmith by trade, has been busy developing useful objects using the burgeoning technology. His "Torpedo" pen is a nice example. Made from durable nylon which Elaver 3D printed into an open network of hexagonal cells, the......read more

Mesmerizing 3D Printed Zoetrope Sculptures

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Spinning sculptures create optical illusions using the Fibonacci sequence

John Edmark, a designer and lecturer at Stanford, has reimagined the zoetrope with these cool 3D printed sculptures that animate when shot in sync with a strobe light. The spinning sculptures, which emulate Fibonacci sequences in nature, are filmed them using a strobe that flashed on the golden angle, 137.5 degrees. The results are trippy, with the objects' appendages giving the illusion of......read more

Kwoon "I Lived On the Moon"

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Animated visuals by Yannick Puig.

Question: What's the perfect visual narrative for a haunting and atmospheric post-rock song? Answer: This. Yannick Puig's fantastical animated video for "I Lived on the Moon," the lead single off the debut 2006 album by Kwoon, is as good as video-making gets. Inspired by Puig's love of nature, the story recounts a father's life on the moon, a place filled with flying......read more

Joan Fontcuberta: Landscapes Without Memory

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Computer-generated fantasy worlds "recycled" from famous artworks.

One of Spain's most prominent artists, Joan Fontcuberta is known for exploring the ground where illusion and reality meet. For Landscapes Without Memory, Fontcuberta co-opted computer software developed by the military to render map data into 3D geographic images. But instead of inputting maps into the Terragen software, he fed fragments of landscape works by Turner, Cezanne, Dali,......read more

Much Better Now

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A surf adventure story told in paper, stop motion, and 3D

Here's a wonderful animated piece from Salon Alpin, a Portuguese visual production outfit which bills itself as a "Sustainable Storytelling Studio". In the film, an old bookmark comes alive to discover that the book pages have morphed into perfectly surfable waves. The studio employed a variety of methods to make the film, from paper cutouts and stop-motion to 3D animation, yet they somehow......read more

Foals, "My Number"

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UK directing duo connect the dots in trippy music video

We first heard of UK directing duo Christopher Barrett and Luke Taylor (aka Us) via their highly amazing animation for Benga's "I Will Never Change" video. Now they're back with more animated awesomeness in the form of this clip created as the second video for "My Number" by the Foals (here's the first). Bringing back fond memories of doing connect-the-dots puzzles as a kid, the video adds a......read more

Ben Sandler: Badlands

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Half-factual, half-fantastical images of desert landscapes

Born in Israel, Ben Sandler spent some his formative years in a small town in the Arizona desert. Now based in Amsterdam where he works for Wieden + Kennedy, Sandler still has an "innate fascination with the surreal desert landscapes" outside Phoenix, which he explores in this mindmelting series of images. Badlands, a collaborative project between Sandler and Zeitguised, combines the former's......read more

Marble Sounds, "Sky High"

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Animation par excellence.

The best animated videos always hit on three key notes: good music, good animation, and good character design. The vid for "Sky High," from indie pop group Marble Sounds, has 'em all and then some. Created by compatriot Belgian creatives Eugene and Louise (who did the character design) and Birg,  the song and animation provide a warm antidote to a cold winter's day. ...read more

PlanOn Printstik

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Ink-free portable printer. $199.99

Those who lean more towards the old school way of doing things will probably want to have a healthy balance between a paperless and documented life - this is where the Printstik really delivers. Weighing 1.5 pounds, this ink-free printer is fully self-cotained and totally bluetooth enabled for wireless printing. It runs on a rechargeable battery and uses custom thermal printing technology, using......read more

Dance Movements Become Digital Sculptures

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CCTV idents use 3D graphics to turn body motion into artistic patterns

This transfixing series of short clips for China's CCTV Documentary Channel makes other TV station identifications (idents) seem, well, crappy. A collaborative effort between Taiwan studio JL Design and Lithuanian digital production studio Korb, the idents show people creating seemingly 3D structures as they move. Dubbed "motion sculptures," the works are based on four themes and represent four......read more

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