3D-Printed Accordion Book Contains Sculptural Pages

Artist Tom Burtonwood’s Orihon features textured plates held together with plastic pins.

Chicago-based artist and educator Tom Burtonwood, who teaches at Columbia College and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, has created a 3D printed book. Orihon (Accordion Book) was developed in response to a call for submissions from the Center for Book and Paper at Columbia College.

The book has an accordion-style format and rather than printing the whole thing in one go, he prototyped a modular hinge and a modular surface that could be joined together with pins.

3D-Printed Accordion Book Has Pages Of Textures And Reliefs

The 3D printed book contains pages of textures and reliefs. Burtonwood wanted to publish and distribute the architectural patterning and decoration enjoyed in Chicago and beyond.

He chose six 3D scans scans from Thingiverse, three of his own and one each from Jason Bakutis / The Met, Pretty Small Things and AMinimal Studio. Orihon (Accordion Book) can be 3D printed via Makerbot’s Thingiverse site.

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