We are absolutely delighted this week to announce the arrival at long last of the first 3d printed samples based on the original illustrations. It's taken a bit longer than we'd hoped because our previous supplier mysteriously vanished and finding someone who could convert the digital files turned into an epic quest but it's so, so worth it.
|The Creatures Lament test print for 3d|
|The Creatures Lament 3d test detail|
|The Creatures Lament test detail|
The designer did a great job choosing where to keep the heavier textures too, the gravestones in the background which are vanishing into fog in the original are now craggy, softer edged and further back than the tomb in the foreground, which is a great interpretation.
|Fairy Tales 3d test|
To make sure the first one wasn't a fluke, we got a second sample made up of an image with more fiddly, isolated details.The ivy leaves on Fairy Tales showed really well even at this scale, as did the ropes on the swing. Textured stripes on the background represent the shafts of moonlight. We're really excited to see these grow into works of art in their own right and can't wait to get them out on the road with the rest for people to play with.