Tuesday, April 27, 2010

More Images from the 3D Digital Files

Here are some different angles of the piece. If I could upload an .stl file (stereolithography), you would be able to rotate it 360 degrees in all directions. Up next... I'll get some photos of the final piece (I'm really excited).







Wednesday, April 21, 2010

3D Printing - Yes, there is such a thing!

3D printing is a form of additive manufacturing technology where a three dimensional object is created by successive layers of material. 3D printers are generally faster, more affordable and easier to use than other additive manufacturing technologies. 3D printers offer product developers the ability to print parts and assemblies made of several materials with different mechanical and physical properties in a single build process. Advanced 3D printing technologies yield models that closely emulate the look, feel and functionality of product prototypes.

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ZCorp manufactures these machines.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

3D Renderings for Bottle Stopper


These files were created in a 3D software program called AutoCAD. CAD stands for computer aided design usually referring to the design of objects or structures. I had the expertise of an architect friend, Richard Ellison, who helped me get my illustrations into 3D format.





















Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Sketches for Specialty Item

I have three ideas for the specialty item: a wine tote or gift bag for a wine bottle, a custom wine rack or in-store display, and a wine bottle stopper. The most challenging will be the stopper, but that's the one I really want to make. The stopper would be a to-scale 3D model of the Vineyard Wine Market's logo.





















Saturday, April 10, 2010

VWM Ads Final Boards

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Saturday, April 3, 2010

Friday, April 2, 2010

Ad Sketches

Here are a few sketches for the Vineyard Wine Market ad campaign.

The idea of the first three is to show the uniqueness of the wine experience and to poke a little fun at some unusual wine descriptors. People familiar with wine will find the concept humorous, while those less familiar with wine will find the seemingly unrelated imagery intriguing. I love this idea because it is so versatile. The are as many possibilities as there are suprising wine descriptions.




































































The concept of this last one is to show that wine gives reason to celebrate every day, not just special occasions. My only issue with this idea is how to make it work across multiple ads.