Sunday, September 29, 2013

Restroom Sign Contest

Shapeways recently posted a contest for restroom signs on their blog. Since I work as a designer for a sign manufacturer I could help but enter. At work I'm usually bound by the ADA standards for designing interior signs. But, in this case it's a factory. So, as far as I understand it, the designs don't really require that they be ADA compliant. So I jumped at the chance to do something without all the ADA constraints.
You might think that because I design signs for a living that I might have an unfair advantage. But, there are a lot of talented people out there, and they entered the contest as well. It's anybody's guess as to who the winner might be. There were a lot of interesting entries.

Here are a few of my favorite competitors in no particular order..

There's one in particular that I really like. While I was viewing it, my wife said..
 "Oh I really like that one. You will win for sure with that". 
 I responded... 
"Ummm I didn't do that one".

Anyway here are my own entries.

I kind of stuffed the ballot box. I had to see every idea through. So, why not enter them?

I'm thoroughly excited. 
I can't wait it see who wins.
And even more so I can't wait to see photos of the winners design produced.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Ancient creatures on shapeways

Soooo my projects lately have been a bit sporadic.
I was working on the iPhone rpg with game maker,
then I started working on a revamp of our website,
which lead to helping launch an internal wiki at my current full time employer.
Yet here I find myself making models for shapeways again.
Somehow I never find the time to write about any of these things because I'm either too busy working on them or I'm still experimenting and can't give any good advice.
At any rate...
In the past few months I've made a few items for shapeways. Most notable are the dragon skulls which were made primarily in sculptris and "shelled" in autodesk inventor. They're here just in time for Halloween AND if any of you like the show game of thrones or the books it is based on, you may like these as well. In addition to the dragon skulls there is also a crow skull for any John Snow fans.

I just got this one in my hands yesterday and I'm impressed.

Here's a few links to the new items.
To view all my items. the store home page is...