Metropolis Mag

A feature by Paul Makovsky on the Utanalog Teapot in Metropolis Magazine:

Dries Verbruggen has long been fascinated with an object that doesn’t actually exist: the Utah teapot. Designed in 1975 by Martin Newell, a computer scientist at the University of Utah, the digital vessel was the first complex 3-D computer model. It has since become a standard computer-graphic reference, and animators often use it as an inside joke. (It popped up in Pixar’s Toy Story and an episode of The Simpsons, and it even made its way into an animated video by the Norwegian synthpoppers Röyksopp.) “It’s kind of like the rock star of the 3-D world,” says the Antwerp-based designer.


January 15th 2010
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