Hongtao Zhou
3D printed document vs regular printDefinition of PrintingDetail of the texts blocksTextscape: New York City (Central park portion)Textscape: New York City (Central park portion perspective)Textscape: Shanghai (Lujiazui portion perspective)
Textscape 2014
Chinese Artist, Hongtao Zhou creates 3D documents to reemphasis printing in modern technological world. Printing technology was first created in ancient China to reproduce text using woodblocks, however today’s definition had been widely adopted in 3D printing, an additive process more often to create objects instead of duplicate text. Textscape generates letter-sized 3D documents to visually profile the subject matters of the texts, such as cities, landscapes or figures. These documents make reading process interactive for general audience or blind people to read braille as knowledge as well as visual art and educational tools for shape learning. This series of work has text variations of braille, language characters, calligraphies and number systems to bridge the text and its visuality in architecture, landscape, portraits and abstract matters. Other participating artists are WANG Hongliang, Tyler Francisco, Rhealyn Dalere, CHEN Chin Fang, ZHANG Xiaotong,
1- Humorous Visual Demonstration-3D printed document on regular print
2-Definition of Printing
3-Detail of the texts blocks
4-Textscape: New York City (Central park portion)
5-Textscape: New York City (Central park portion perspective)
6-Textscape: Shanghai (Lujiazui portion perspective)