The world’s largest collection of almost 3,000 lithophane engravings housed in Blair Museum of Lithophanes. But this home for thousands of lithophanes may just find itself bidding its goodbye to the art inside it.
The existing collection includes pieces not only made in the traditional plaque shape. But also includes lamp shades, fireplace and table screens, lanterns, nightlights and food and tea warmers. Lithophanes also were sometimes etched into the bottom of steins.
Blair, who fell in love with art form, amassed the collection over a period of years. He then founded the museum in 1965, opening it to the public in his Old West End home.
A 1993 agreement with Blair before his death authorizes the city to have all or part of the collection on public display at all times. It can transfer the collection to a different location as necessary, but it also can gift the lithophanes to another entity willing to accept it.
Currently, the pandemic has put a halt in operations for museums of any kind. Thus artworks are left unattended and just gathering dust. People are also in dismay as they are not able to appreciate much aside from the walls of their houses.
We want to make your normal days interesting with our 3D printed lithophanes. This is where we enter the picture. 3D2GO offers its end-to-end 3D printing services for any occasion and reason. One of the most common reasons is for giving something personal.
Our 3D printed lithophanes are perfect for when you want your pictures stored in a more interesting way.
The most personalized item you could 3D print on your own is a lithophane. But if you don’t have the materials for it or if you’re simply not confident yet for a DIY project, you can simply have it done with our help.
Listed below is how we process your lithophane ideas:
Blender already supports 3D printing modeling and file-formats since 2002. With the latest Blender version (2.67) this now is even more accessible and powerful with the new 3D Printing Toolbox and real-time Mesh Analysis features. This is for everyone who is into 3D printing, beginners and professionals alike. It covers topics you need to know for efficient and good quality 3D prints, including color, wall thickness, or overhang problems. You will also find printable models to experiment with yourself.
Whether you own your own 3D printer, or use online services, this will help you have an extensive experience in crafting.
Still prefer professional help rather than doing it on your own?
Drop in our production site at 4401 Summit One Tower # 530 Shaw Blvd. Mandaluyong City or send us files in .obj or .stil format in our email address firstname.lastname@example.org.