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As the sampler was to hip-hop so the 3D printer is to sculpture and designed objects. Open source 3D printing has paved the way for a revolution in making things. Just as blogs disrupted publishing, and smart phones changed communications so 3D printing, scanning and modeling will transform the world of objects and the services that surround them. One area where this change is being felt is in publishing as 3D printable objects are shared online by professionals and enthusiasts alike.

The product of this burgeoning field is a democratization of tools, parts and assemblies. Within this context of free cultural products I chose to publish Orihon the world's first entirely 3D printable book. The subject matter for Orihon is derived from 3D scans made of sculptures and reliefs, found at the Art Institute of Chicago, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the American Museum of Natural in New York and The Field Museum in Chicago.

Orihon features work by the following artists and designers: Aminimal Studio, Jason Bakutis + Erol Gunduz, Kacie Hultgren (Pretty Small Things), Tony Buser and Tom Burtonwood. Orihon has been featured on Boing Boing, Tech Crunch, The Huffington Post, PSFK and the Paris Review.

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List of Works
Head of an Ogre by Tom Burtonwood
Bodhisattva by Jason Bakutis
Olmec Colossal Head by Pretty Small Things
Mayan Head by Tom Burtonwood
Torso of an Emperor, Roman Imperial by AMinimal Studio
Lion, Art Institute of Chicago by Tom Burtonwood
Pin Connectors v2 by Tony Buser


Boing Boing
Tech Crunch
The Paris Review


Makerfaire Tokyo, Big Sight, Tokyo, Japan, 2016.
Made for You: New Directions in Contemporary Design, Dorsky Museum of Art, city, state, date.
Transmissions Cedarhurst Center for the Arts, Mount Vernon, IL, 2016
Mind 2 Machine 2 Material: Digital Technology and Sculpture Today, Northern Arizona University Museum, Flagstaff, AZ, 2016
Copy Shop, The University of Illinois Springfield, Springfield, IL, 2015
Materialize, Fountain Gallery, Purdue University, Lafayette, IN, 2015
Materialize, Robert and Elaine Stein Galleries, Wright State University, Dayton, OH, 2014
Diamond LeavesThe Printing Museum, Houston, TX, 2014
LA Art Book Fair with Booklyn, Los Angeles, CA, 2014
Medium Cool Art Book Fair, Chicago, IL, 2013
3D Notions, BHQFU, New York, NY
DIY (Visits Chicago): Photographers and Books, Center for Book and Paper Arts, Chicago, IL, 2013


Thomas J. Watson Library, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
The Insitut for Aestetik, Aarhus, Denmark
The Boston Athanaeum, Boston, MA
Dunedin School of Art, Dunedin, New Zealand
The Joan Flasch Artist Book Collection, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Rotch Library Limited Access Collection, MIT, Cambridge, MA
Haas Arts Special Collections, Robert B. Haas Family Arts Center Library, Yale University, New Haven, CT.
Mary Norton Clapp Library, Special Collections, Occidental College, Los Angeles, CA.
University of California Santa Barbara Library, Special Collections, Santa Barbara, CA.
University of Delaware Library, Special Collections, Newark, DE.
University of Minnesota Library, Minneapolis, MN.
Lafayette College Library, Special Collections, Easton, PA
Columbia College Chicago Library, Special Collections, Chicago, IL


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