“Nohwitz, my Cubicle Creature, is based off of the office know-it-all that absolutely knows nothing. Although his main design incorporates a blue skin tone with fangs and hands, he is constructed, using 3D technology, so that he can assemble into a variety of different versions. Designed with snap on features, he comes with three different hand options (hands/tentacles/hooves) and three different tooth options (molars/fangs and tusks).”
After their first 3D printed creature, called ‘Margo’, featured in a film, they have been launching a new 3D printed creature, every two weeks. At the end of last year, however, all of a sudden, everything went quiet. There have been no updates on their blog, no new character announcements, it almost felt as if Bold Machines had stopped being ‘bold’.
Bold Machines, run by former MakerBot CEO, Bre Pettis, is a Brooklyn-based 3D Printing & Business accelerator working with the next generation of artists, architects, designers and innovators. Bold Machines empowers creative explorers and provides a showcase for designs produced on MakerBot, Stratasys and SolidScape 3D Printers.
The 3D Printable Modular Creature
It appears that, in this well simulated silence, Chicago-based artist named Ryan McClure – who designs toys, prints, and illustrations – has been working quietly with Bold Machines to be a part of this year’s program.
McClure is careful not to release too many details regarding the partnership with Bold Machines. But we already know that Nohwitz will be a 3D printable creature which incorporates a modular design. This will make it easy to print and to change in aspects of appearance. The customization is a theory that we find most possible, in this context.
What we know at this point in time is that Nohwitz will officially be launched at the end of May, this year, so stay tuned! There will be a limited release of the creature which McClure himself will be hand painting, one piece at a time. There will also be blanks (not painted) versions of Nohwitz released into the market as well, so that you can hand paint your own little creature, as you desire.