3DPhotoWorks: tactile artwork for the blind and visually impaired

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3DPhotoworks is a company founded in 2008 by John Olson, a photographer who develops and design 3D prints for visually disabled people. The goal of the company is to provide the blind with access to art and photography at every museum and every international exposition, so they can experience firsthand the art around them. “More than 285 millions of people” said … Read More

‘Please Touch the Art’: a blind man reacts to touching his portrait for the first time.

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In our previous articles, we have already talked about how 3D printing is revolutionizing the world of art, even in the field of visual disability. Many pieces of art are being transformed into embossed paintings that can be touched by blind people, too; an example we have reported is the three-dimensional Mona Lisa, produced by the Unseen Art team. Today, … Read More

Now you can touch the Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa

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This isn’t a joke. “The Mona Lisa” has been faithfully reproduced in 3D with sophisticated printers to allow blind people to touch this wonderful piece of art. To succeed was the team Unseen Art , headed by the Finnish designer Marc Dillon, who recently has decided to promote a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo to get the necessary funds to establish … Read More

Tooteko, art to touch

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Imagine yourself for the first time in front of the Duomo in Milan, assume that someone at some point asks you to close your eyes and imagine what you have just seen a few moments before. You may remember the color of the marble of Candoglia, the Golden Madonnina on the main spire and the incredible and impressive number of … Read More