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DIGITAL BLOCK PRINTS

Collaboration with Il Papiro

 

DIGITAL BLOCK PRINTS is a project exploring
digital fabrication methods and parametric design tools
to quickly prototype iterative antique print blocks patterns.

 

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Can digital fabrication and design tools help
with the recreation
 of antique print block design?

In this short exploration the team studied antique print block patterns
from one of Il Papiro’s handmade paper prints. With the use of parametric design tools,
the team created new iterative patterns, quickly testing various patterns and design ideas.

 
 
 
 

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Digital fabrication of print blocks:
how can we quickly prototype print block designs?

Using laser cutter, CNC milling machine, and 3D printer, we quickly fabricated
the block print patterns in various materials ranging from wood to plastic.

 
 
 
 

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