A couple years ago, industrial-design student David Minich went shopping for eyeglasses, but couldn’t find anything he liked. So he vowed to design his own. "I had already used 3-D printing at school," he tells Co.Design. "So I just decided to combine those two things and see what came of it."
Scientists employ all sorts of techniques to introduce us to extinct animals in the context of a museum, but for the most part, those techniques are largely visual. We usually don't get to learn how they smelled, for example, or how their skin felt, ignoring a whole range of senses during what should be a transformative experience.
We’ve got a hot one for all you typography freaks out there: The Dutch rapid-prototyping juggernaut Freedom of Creation has released an arty new font designed explicitly to be printed in 3-D. The result is a snaking, spiraling, sinewy typographic sculpture that's totally customizable and would look right at home on the mantle.
Boeing's newest research aircraft got a public unveiling yesterday, which is interesting for such a future-facing aircraft that's surely destined for a ton of cloak-and-dagger work. It's an unmanned spy plane, and even its looks are creepy.