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Behind the Sign

A few months ago we wrote on Karsten Schmidt's work to produce a 3D sign to be used for a magazine cover. Today we ran across a rather long interview with the artist, who explains how the process was done. Highlights:

  • Used a ZCorp 450 printer, which seems to be the most common device these days for artistic works
  • Multiple prints were attempted before the fragile design was successfully produced
  • Schmidt uses several mathematical generative processes to create the works
  • Used Eclipse, MeshLab, SunFlow and Scala tools
  • Schmidt believes in using a variety of tools to create art, because "I'm a big believer in the truth of Kenneth Boulding's statement: We make our tools and they shape us."

Via PrintMag

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