For many 3D printing designers, this weekend will be an exciting one, as today until Sunday the official 3D Print Show 2014 will take place in London. Part of this world-famous 3D printing exhibition will be the election of the 3D printing Artist of the Year. There are 14 great contenders who all made lovely designs using 3D technology. 3dprinting.com provides you with a summary of this year’s work: our staff picks.
The first interesting 3D printing design comes from Tobias Klein and is called ‘The Garden of Earthly Delights’, pictured above. What he made is a tower block, with odd, colored wires growing out of the buildings. It stands for the long-standing struggle and clash between the man-made build and the natural environment, as described by 3D Print Show’s website. It’s one of those pieces of art that is striking and makes you think about the current state of this world.
Well, there really is something going on with buildings. Jon Fidler, a contender as well, created a 3D Nike Air Force 1 sneaker, and added buildings, a plane, fences and many more illogical objects to it (video below). The result is some sort of a shoe-city. With stairs. Yes, this one is kind of hard to describe in a proper way, but what it is all about is that it is great seeing that something like this can actually be made through 3D technology. Check out more of his work on the 3D Print Show website.
Our third and last pick comes from a Polish duo, called Pussykrew. What they did was creating melted faces, using 3D printing technology, as pictured below. They explain their project on the 3D Print Show website:
“We’ve been working with 3D animations for the last few years, developing visual works that convey a sculptural quality – aestheticized, sensual – almost tangible. In our projects, we often explore physicality, materiality issues, bodily queerness and the constant mutation between synthetic-organic structures.”
The duo 3D printed three melted faces so far and they gained a lot of media attention from Creators Project, The 3D PrintShow Blog, 3D Printing Industry, Fabbaloo, Prosthetic Knowledge, Thvnder Magazine and more online blogs and Facebook pages. Whether it will be good enough for them to become this year’s Artist of the Year is to be decided by the public. May the best one win.