PRESTEL PRESENTS: THE 3D ART BOOK BY TRISTAN EATON
This is a huge announcement for me. This book is 4 years in the making! Everyone at Thunderdog put sweat into this project and I'm proud to say that it's finally complete! Many thanks to all of the amazing artists involved! And many thanks to Prestel Publishing and Jonathan Stein for making it happen!
THE 3D ART BOOK
by Tristan Eaton
Foreword by Carlo McCormick
This book presents work by 100 of the world's most esteemed young contemporary artists and designers in a medium they've previously not explored-retro 3D.
Since he was a kid, artist, designer, and vinyl toy impresario Tristan Eaton has been obsessed with the nostalgic look of 3D imagery. In The 3D Art Book, he parlays this fascination into a carefully curated selection of over 100 works by established and up-and-coming contemporary artists, expertly rendered as 3D images which can be viewed with red and blue glasses (included in the book).
Many of the pieces, by artists respected within the illustration, designer toy, street art, Pop Surrealist, graffiti and graphic design communities, were created specifically for this project. The included works range from otherworldly paintings by Eric White, Ron English and James Jean, to graffiti pieces by DR REVOLT, STASH and HAZE, intricate designs by Tokidoki, 10Deep and Mishka NYC, cartoonish characters by DALEK, Jon Burgerman, Miss Van and Gary Baseman, as well as pieces by D*Face, Todd Schorr and Shepard Fairey. Each image is presented in a double-page spread, and comes jumping to life when viewed with 3D glasses. Eaton's introduction documents his personal history as an appreciator and creator of 3D art, while an essay by cultural critic Carlo McCormick provides a brief account of the history of images in the third dimension, focusing on stereoscopic 3D's rise to pop prominence in 1950s America.
Tristan Eaton is Founder and Creative Director of Thunderdog Studios, a Brooklyn-based creative agency and vinyl toy brand. A long time street artist, painter and designer of the now-iconic original Dunny and Munny toy forms for Kidrobot, he is also a leading figure in the world of advertising and commercial art. His work can be seen at the Cooper Hewitt Museum and the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.
Carlo McCormick is a New York-based popular culture critic, curator, and senior editor at Paper magazine. His books on contemporary art and artists include Trespass: A History of Uncommissioned Urban Art and Pop Surrealism. His writing has appeared in numerous publications, including Aperture, Art in America, Art News, Artforum, High Times, Spin and Vice.
THE 3D ART BOOK will be launching Spring 2011 and is available at Amazon for pre-order now - CLICK HERE