3D printed block prints

Photographs of block prints, each print 8cm square. They are made using 3d printed blocks. The designs are generated using code written in Python.

These final two images show some of the inked blocks and a print in process with a jig to guid the align the blocks.

Pencil Cup

I’ve been looking into procedural modeling using Grasshopper. This first model is based on an exercise detailed in the this Primer: http://grasshopperprimer.com/en/index.html?index.html.


The Long Good Read uses APIs and short print runs for their weekly.

The Long Good Read uses “Editors, readers and robots” to publish a printed weekly newspaper specifically for customers at the Guardian’s cafe

from On Algorithmic Newspapers and Publishing:

As we’re very much relying on algorithms to create this paper, to pick the stories and then again to lay them out, we’ve started to think of this as a newspaper built from data, and as an evolving experiment.

Then if we can do it, then its not a very far stretch to allowing anyone to do it. And once the system has learnt what you’re interested in then next step is to just let it carry on for you, with the results arriving on your doorstep to read each week.