3D-Printed Paintings Let The Blind “See” Famous Art For The First Time – Design You Trust

3D-Printed Paintings Let The Blind “See” Famous Art For The First Time

1

The Unseen Art project wants blind and visually-impaired people to be able to enjoy classical art in museums and galleries. With 3D-printing and an IndieGoGo fundraiser, their mission could soon be a reality.

2

Inspired by similar projects, like 3D photos and ultrasound scans, Helsinki-based designer Marc Dillion turned his attention to art.

3

On a promotional video he says, “Imagine not knowing what Mona Lisa’s smile looks like, or Van Gogh’s sunflowers. Imagine you heard people talking about them and knew they existed, but could never experience them for yourself. […] For the millions of people who are blind, that’s a reality.”

4

The project uses 3D imaging and sand-based 3D-printing to create high-quality, scale models that can be displayed in museums.

5

“It would be a revolution to get blind people going to art galleries — people hate them because there is nothing there to touch,” says Marc.

6

The Unseen Art project is currently raising money to create an online platform for artists to submit work in 3D format, so anyone with a 3D printer can enjoy it.

7

“We are involving artists from all over the world to re-create classical art paintings in 3D. Sharing the models for free so that they can be 3D printed and experienced both in exhibitions and at people´s homes. A new accessible way to experience art for the blind.”

To find out more about the Unseen Art project, head to their Facebook page. If you want to donate, you can find their IndieGoGo page.


If you want more awesome content, subscribe to 'Oh, Design You Trust,' our brand new Facebook page! Trust me, you won't be disappointed.

More Inspiring Stories

The Absurd West, the Strange East: The Grotesque Paintings of Lui Liu
Awesome industrial design projects by Igor Chak
Computerspielemuseum in Berlin
A $2 Million Porsche-Designed RV Has A Full Bedroom And Bathroom
1964 General Motors Bison Concept: The Future Looked So Awesome!
Vintage Photos Of Two-Faced German Microcar Zündapp Janus From The Late 1950s
Funny Underwater Pictures Capture Dogs Diving Head First Into Swimming Pool
What If Famous Painters Had Their Own Modern Logos
The Brass Era Automobiles: Super Cool Pics Of American People With Their Cars From The 1900s And Early 1910s
These Hi-Tech Ballet Shoes Demonstrates The Physical Movement Of Dancers’ Feet
iPhone Alarm Dock
One Of About 50 Fiat 599 Ferves Rangers Still Around!
This New Electric Bike Was Designed With A Portable Battery
Before Seatbelts and Airbags: Terrible Photos of Car Accidents in the Early 20th Century
Exploring the Deep Sea
When Baroque Has Modern Accents In Amazing Paintings By Kathy Ager
Smart Highway - a Tribute to Van Gogh
Amazing dynamic projects by Aaron Koblin
Amazing Photos of the Third Generation of the Ford Thunderbird, 1961-1963
Rita – The Girl Who Happily Lives With A Bionical Hand
Before The Internet: Here's What A Publishing Company's Office Space Looked Like In The Mid-1980s
Anti-Surveillance Fashion Designed To Trigger And Inject Junk Data In To Automated License Plate Readers
Belarusian Designer Transforms Old Soviet Budget "Zaporozhets" Car Into Porsche Boxter
These People Recreated 50 Famous Artworks And Some Might Be Better Than The Originals