Tag Archives: 3D printing

Crania Anatomica Filigre

The first I heard about 3D printing was when I read The Pirates Dilemma a few years ago. Now when I see something that has been 3D printed it makes me think back to it. If you’ve not come across the book, it’s an interesting read about youth culture, piracy and the challenges that businesses face dealing with piracy. In the book, 3D printing is shown as a possible way we could buy things online in the future to print off at home on our own 3D printers. Although we may not be at that point just yet, it is possible to buy 3D printed objects online and have them delivered.

I can’t take credit for finding this beautiful 3D printed filigree skull, I found it over on The Skull Illusion, where Violet Fenn collates post-mortem photographs from times gone by. The photographs are particularly from Victorian times, photography was so expensive that people often wouldn’t have any pictures of their loved ones and would take a photograph in death to preserve their memory. Violet describes her site like Marmite, in that people love it or hate it. Although I can’t stand Marmite, I think her site is incredibly interesting and touching.

Josh Harker 3D Printed Filligree Skull

The stunning Crania Anatomica Filigre is designed by fine artist Joshua Harker on paper and printed from a 3D printer. It is available in his online store in mini, small, medium and large from $50-$375 and in a choice of eight colours.

As you would expect, here it is in 3D:

I love the design and am hankering after a white one. Which colour would you get?

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You’re My Superhero!

We’ve all got at least one superhero in our lives haven’t we? That person who drops everything and comes to your aid when your world has fallen apart. Immortalise them in superhero form by turning them into a personalised superhero action figure.

Personalised Superhero Action Figures - Firebox

All you need is £79.99, two photos – one straight on and one profile that you upload to Firebox, then wait for three weeks while the 3D printers work their magic and when your package arrives swap the standard superhero head over with the personalised head. Sounds pretty easy doesn’t it?

They’d make great pressies for so many people. A leaving present for your superhero colleague who always saves your bacon, for your mum or dad for bringing you up into the superhero you are, a best man gift for not losing the groom on the stag night. Or if you’ve always harboured secret superhero fantasies, get one of yourself – I won’t tell… (Oh, they’re not toys though, so make sure you save them for the grown-up superheroes in your life.)

I wish they did a Catwoman, she was always my favourite. Which superhero would you be?

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