Saturday, July 12, 2014

00668 Creative Awards Trophies 2

I fell into a massive Instagram shaped hole and forgot to post for ages. So this is the second half of the Creative Awards Trophies.

As it turned out, I had to scrap the whole idea of the stamp because they wanted a perpetual award and many smaller awards.

In the end, I opted for a "Digital Timecapsule", which seemed to fit the conceptual bit of the brief. Basically, I stuck memory sticks in the base of the awards which are terminated in a mini USB plug, so that the pictures of the work that won the trophy could be uploaded into the trophy itself. It also meant that the Perpetual trophy would contain the work for the winner each year, intead of having those tiny plaques on them for each year's winner. The trophies were supposed to have the judges comments in them, but it looks like people got a whole load of busy and couldn't provide any. So I stuck a placeholder in, containing images of how the trophy was made along with a video with a message to make up for the vacancy inside:

Here's the build images. 
The large dowels were CNC lathed and the end caps and glass for the tops were water jet cut.
Water jet cutting just rules.

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