Interesting article discussing the design of the 2016 Oscar statuettes. From Digital Trends:
The Academy Awards are returning to their roots this year, with a 2016 Oscar statuette inspired by the original 1920s design. In order to capture the subtle details of the Oscar statue from the good old days, the Academy teamed up with design studio Polich Tallix to introduce some digital age technology. With the help of 3D printing processes and a whole lot of artistic skill, the Academy is hoping that the 2016 Oscar statuettes will be pieces of art in their own right.
Since Polich Tallix already had the 3D printing equipment ready in-house when the Academy approached them, it seemed a natural step to combine modeling scans of the original and modern Oscars to come up with something original inspired by the classic form. “Conceptually, there is something profound about revitalizing such a recognizable design with modern technology,” Polich Tallix digital production specialist Daniel Plonski told Digital Trends. “However, simply employing the technology alone does not yield a successful result. Craftsmanship and attention to detail are crucial to the success of any design.”
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