8 Bits, 3 Dimensions, Flat Illustrations of Famous Artwork and Pop Culture Icons Turned into 3D-Printed Sculptures

Breaking Bad

Breaking Bad
“Breaking Bad” Before and After

Artists Adam Lister and Isaac Budmen have created 8 Bits, 3 Dimensions, a collection of flat illustrations of famous artwork and pop culture icons turned into 3D-printed sculptures. Lister starts the collaborative process off by making a watercolor painting of his subject in an 8-bit “digital age” style. Budmen then reimagines each painting as a digital 3D object that is sent off to a 3D printing service. It returns to them as a physical, full-color sandstone piece of art. Each 3D print is available to purchase online from the 8 Bits, 3 Dimensions website.

Beyond the second dimension, the ‘8 Bits, 3 Dimensions’ collection represents a further evolution of the digital age. Digital fabrication — or “3D Printing” — is a refinement of the digital building process. Today, our world can be precisely crafted using millions of bits, and then made manifest with machines that can produce designs to exact specifications.

Mona Lisa

Mona Lisa
“Mona Lisa” Before and After

Superman

Superman
“Superman” Before and After

American Gothic

American Gothic
“American Gothic” Before and After

images via 8 Bits, 3 Dimensions

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