National Geographic’s yellow portrait frame is one of the most iconic logos around. The yellow frame surrounds some of the most amazing images possible to capture with a camera, with high-quality, beautiful photos that reveal the world around us and beyond. For this reason, many of us have grown up surrounded by stacks of National Geographic magazines, either at home or at the houses of family and friends, for generations. This is not just a magazine, it is part of our collective experience and memory.
That is why we are ecstatic to see some gorgeous shots of a few projects realized at Materialise in the photo gallery of the online edition of magazine as part of the “Just Press Print” feature. We are all eagerly awaiting for the December 2014 print edition to hit the newsstand because there is nothing quite holding the physical result in your hands after getting a digital preview (much like with 3D Printing).
“Just Press Print” discusses the current state of 3D Printing, and Robert Clark spent time at Materialise’s Headquarters to take some of the photos featured. It was incredible to see a photographer of his caliber at work - and equally amazing to spend time with him and hear about his experiences shooting articles for National Geographic around the world (several people at Materialise have been following his Instagram account since).
Want to know more about some of the items photographed in the image library? Click on the links to learn all about them:
- King Tut project
- Cellular Chair by Mathias Bengtsson
- The Biomimicry Shoe by Marieka Ratsma and Kostika Spaho
- TORUS.MGX lamp
- Dress in Iris Van Herpen’s Biopiracy collection
- Anaplastology model presented by Jan De Cubber
While I thoroughly enjoyed reading the entire article, I particularly like the final thought the author leaves us with, so I will end this blog on the same note:
“While consumer printers may one day allow us to make whatever we like, [Jonathan] Rowley [, design director of Digits2Widgets,] envisions a different grassroots revolution, one where people can test ideas that once would never have made it off the back of an envelope.”