Lenticular Printing Worthy of James Bond

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So this is seriously cool, as in James Bond kind of cool. An art student has figured out that lenticular printing could actually allow for the embedding of secret codes inside of a painting. Just imagine for example a modern copy of the Mona Lisa being carried across borders as a simple tourist knickknack but …

10 Animated Business Cards That Will Add Dimension to your Business

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With the rise of Big-Data culture some say that business cards are dead. But while the means of communication may be changing the power of “human data” and the basic need for real connections is just as necessary to our makeup as it always was… including real business connections. Check out three reasons that these …

Dos and Don’ts of Lenticular Photo Selection

Lenticular Photo Selection Dos and Don'ts

There’s nothing like a photo that beautifully captures a moment in time, which is why I consider photography as an art form quite different from painting, sculpting, drawing and any other hands on creative process that I’ve practiced. I must admit, I didn’t do well in my photography class, if I’m to be totally honest: …

Where We’re Going: The Future of 3D Imaging

The Future of 3D Image Technology

Growing up watching The Jetsons and Back to the Future, I thought we’d be well on our way to flying cars by now. Never did I imagine that instead we’d be heading in the direction of electric cars and solar roadways (even cooler than flying cars)! Which goes to show that predicting the future of …

Turnowsky Goes 3D for the Holidays

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In my last post, I introduced you to the Turnowsky Art House, one of the most respected names in printing design. With their fun and innovative images, Turnowsky has gained a reputation for quality and creative designs that you won’t find anywhere else.  Turnowsky’s classic artwork has already graced calendars, notebooks, gift cards and the …

Barbara Strasen, a Pioneer of Lenticular Art

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Get to know Barbara Strasen, a household name in lenticular art. When most people think of lenticular images, fine art may not be their first association, but did you know that  these fun transformational images can be used to create beautiful masterpieces?   A pioneer of multi-image art, Barbara Strasen merges photographs and paintings to create …

Blinking City

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Stereoscopic prints have long been a mainstay of the travel industry with postcards serving as souvenirs, vivid reminders of far-off, exotic locales.  The thrill of Viewmaster souvenir reels has long dissipated and savvy tourists and stay-cationers alike demand less kitsch and more intrigue in the travel experience.  Beijing Design week answers this call in the newest addition …

Miggs Burroughs: Pursuing Lenticular Marketing Campaigns for Good Causes

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This is a guest post from graphic design professional Miggs Burroughs; stay tuned for his follow-up next week. In 1969, when I was 23, I worked on an assembly line at Pepperidge Farms, producing loaf after loaf of freshly baked bread. In 1935, when my father was 23, he drove out west in a Model-A …

Something Cool: Lenticular Mural ‘Opens Eyes’

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Stencil artist EYEZ recently produced a massive lenticular mural on a suburban main street that utilizes the ridges of a local warehouse to trick drivers and other passers-by into seeing closed eyes “open” in front of them. Check out the video for the coolness:  

A 3D Printing Tutorial from SnapilyPro

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This is a quick 3D tutorial for anyone using the SnapilyPro 3D printing software platform. It’s totally recommended to review the guidelines that will automatically appear (as a pop up) on the screen on SnapilyPro when you click on the workflow you want to use. In this case, the “3D Image Sequence.” With this video and …

How to Create an Optimal 3D Flip Animation Card

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Even more known to amateurs and non-designers than the 3D lenticular print is probably the animated flip.  It’s commonly used in greeting cards and has been a favorite of movie posters for at least 20 years.  To create a flip animation only 2 images are required (of a quality that is good for print). You …

What Is Lenticular Printing?

Lenticular Printing for Promotion

This is part of our collection of introductory articles to 3D photography and 3D graphic design concepts. Our eyes are amazing machines, but they are easily tricked. We see our world in 3D because our world is 3D. When we look at a standard printed image, it appears flat and stagnant. The viewer can see …