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May 30, 2013 AT 3:08 pm

Joy Division’s Unknown Pleasures Cover Printed in 3D #3dthursday

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Joy Division’s Unknown Pleasures Cover Printed in 3D, from emnullfuenf:

After watching Grant Gee’s documentary “Joy Division” i decided i have to print the iconic cover of their first album “Unknown Pleasures” in 3D. Unfortunately i could not find a single vector graphic or 3D model anywhere. There are articles about the history of the graphics, Peter Saville’s artwork and PSR B1919+21. I even tried to visualize PSR B1919+21’s waveforms. But in the end i spend an evening tracing the waves by hand while watching ESC.

The Processing sketch didn’t create a manifold 3D model and i couldn’t fix it in time. Thus i rewrote the sketch in order to export DXF layers and extruded them in OpenSCAD. Now there’s a printable STL on Thingiverse: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:92971.

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