Guillemin Takes His 'Secret Life of Heroes' 3D Printed Cult Art To Book Form, Launches Kickstarter …


The artist

Greg “Léon” Guillemin has dreamt up one of those rare and funny, delightful concepts that combined with stunning craftsmanship simply leaves everyone wanting more. He’s also an artist who enjoys working in a variety of mediums which is even more thrilling for the viewer, as we have the opportunity to check out everything from 3D printed sculpture to paintings, prints, and books.

bookWhile it’s said that everyone has a bit of the voyeur in them, who could resist the idea of seeing what superheroes do in their off time—in full, widespread color? Leaving you shaking your head in wonder at the creativity, Guillemin offers a journey through the secret lives of superheroes. It might not be your grandmother’s humor, as we check out protectors of the world and beyond, picking their noses and dealing with malodorous armpit stains, but it has an obvious appeal to the twisted sense of humor this generation enjoys so heartily.

Numerous characters are depicted in 3D printed sculptures featured in his new Kickstarter campaign meant to secure funding for publishing his art books, beginning with For Your Eyes Only, which is a celebration of the second anniversary of his ‘Secret Life of Heroes’ series of paintings. Hoping to raise 30K, the Kickstarter campaign runs through March 5, 2015. Guillemin stresses that the funds are needed to publish the first edition of the book, which he envisions as a big, lush art book full of the vibrancy of his paintings and works, scaled at about the size of an LP cover.


Already a successful and fulfilled artist, Guillemin simply began having fun with ‘Secret Life of Heroes’ which has–not surprisingly–developed a cult following which he refers to as a ‘geek art’ series, depicting super heroes in a number of different poses and activities, which (ahem!) they may not have approved of if they had a choice.

As the artwork gained steam, Guillemin also worked with the Nyce Gallery to collaborate on 3D printed sculptures. As the fan base for ‘Secret Life of Heroes’ grew, Guillemin began toying with the idea of a book series, and began putting his favorite images into a compilation, while in the process of creating a previous exhibition.secret life

Guillemin went on to unveil his ‘Pop Icons’ series, creating even more complex characters and subjects, taking the humor—and artwork—to the next level. It’s going to be interesting to see how the book series continues to evolve, along with other mediums in the future.

Those who pledge even at the lowest levels will receive copies of For Your Eyes. As pledges increase, supporters receive signed books, hand-signed posters, canvas prints, and more. As they pledge upward of $2500 supporters will begin to receive Guillemin’s 3D printed sculptures. And for a really cool once-in-a-lifetime experience, if you pledge $9900, you receive a 3D printed sculpture, an original signed book, and dinner out with the artist—as well as a private viewing of his work.

It’s easy to see why Guillemin’s latest work has a variety of venues falling over themselves, clamoring to show off his art—including an up and coming solo showing of his work in Paris at Galerie Lacroix on February 6th.

Are you thinking about contributing to this Kickstarter campaign? What do you think of Guillemin’s use of 3D printing to convey his artwork? Tell us your thoughts in the ‘Secret Life of Heroes’ forum over at

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Senvol launches the Senvol Database, the First and Only Searchable 3D Printing Database for …

The Senvol Database: Additive manufacturing machines and materials all in one place. Searchable. Free.

New York, NY (PRWEB) January 12, 2015

Given the rapid growth of the industrial additive manufacturing (i.e. 3D printing) industry, it has become increasingly difficult to keep track of all of the machines and materials that are on the market. Senvol has solved this problem with the launch of the Senvol Database ( Users are able to search the database by over 30 fields, such as machine build size, material type, and material tensile strength. The sheer quantity and dynamic nature of the search fields enable users to search in powerful ways and to quickly get the information that they need.

The database is online and free to access.

Senvol President Zach Simkin commented, “We’re very excited by the Senvol Database because it’s an extremely useful tool for everyone in the additive manufacturing industry. There has been a growing need for a tool like this and we’re pleased to provide the industry with a solution.”

The Senvol Database is used by a wide range of people – everyone from potential machine buyers who want to see what machines are on the market, to engineers who want to search for materials by specific material properties. Some example uses of the database are:

  • A service bureau searches to see all of the materials (both OEM and 3rd party) that are compatible with the machines that it owns;
  • A design engineer with a specific application in mind searches for nylon materials that have a flexural modulus of at least 1,800 MPa;
  • An industry financial analyst searches to learn about all of the metal AM machines that are available.

“Senvol very much values input and feedback from its user community,” Senvol President Annie Wang said. Anytime users have a comment, suggestion, or idea, they are encouraged to email database(at)senvol(dot)com. Wang continued, “It’s through the power of our user community that we are able to continuously improve the Senvol Database.”

To check out the Senvol Database and start your search, visit

About Senvol:
Senvol is a services firm that conducts analytics exclusively for the additive manufacturing industry. Senvol has worked with a variety of Fortune 500 companies and government agencies in industries such as aerospace, oil & gas, consumer products, and automotive. Senvol’s founders have been published in various additive manufacturing industry journals, such as the Wohlers Report, and have been featured speakers at numerous industry trade shows and conferences. Senvol is a Gold Member of America Makes.

Senvol is run by Annie Wang and Zach Simkin, both MBA graduates of the Wharton Business School. To learn more about Senvol, visit, or follow @Senvol on Twitter.

For media inquiries, please contact: info(at)senvol(dot)com.

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NemoMaker N1 Desktop 3D Printer Launches On Kickstarter (video)

NemoMaker N1 3D Printer

Anyone in the market for an affordable 3D printer might be interested in a new project that has launched over on the Kickstarter crowdfunding website this week in the form of the NemoMaker N1 3D printer.

The NemoMaker N1 3D printer has been designed and created by Nexkos and has been specifically designed to provide an all in one solution for 3D printing, laser cutting and laser engraving. Watch the video after the jump to learn more about this new desktop manufacturing solution.

The NemoMaker N1 3D printer offers a build volume of 200 x 200 x 200 mm and offers users a maximum printing speed of 200 mm/s, with a maximum printing resolution of 25 microns using 1.75 mm PLA or ABS 3D printing filament. Its creators explain a little more :

“The Nemomaker N1 is all in one 3d printer. 3D printing, Laser cutter, laser engraving and more modular functions. It’s easy, it’s stylish, it’s cost effective and it’s for you. The Nemomaker N1 is the printer that will have more fun in your life and work.

Laser cutting is a technology that uses a powerful laser to cut or engrave flat sheet materials such as paper, wood, plastic, fabric etc. It works by directing the output of a high-power laser at the material to be cut / engraved. The material then either melts, burns or vaporizes away, leaving an edge with a high-quality surface finish. “

Source: Kickstarter


Hello Kitty launches 3D printed collectibles

Hello Kitty is now available in 3D print form, as the Japanese franchise launches a range of collectible accessories to mark its 40th birthday. 

Launched in partnership with 3D Printing brand MakerBot, the range features a deluxe Hello Kitty 3D printable figure and five snap-on 3D printable outfits.  

It also includes a ring topper pack in MakerBot PrintShop, which allows would-be designers to create rings in the ring maker module of PrintShop that feature Hello Kitty.  

Further accessories including a comb, barrette and stencil, are set to be unveiled on the MakerBot Digital Store in November.  

The collection is currently on show at Hello Kitty Con, the first official Hello Kitty convention, and is available to purchase from the MakerBot Digital Store and via the MakerBot PrintShop app. 

Prices start at US$0.09 (30sen) per ring maker model and at US$3.99 (RM13.19) for the printable Hello Kitty figurines. 

Hello Kitty Con runs through Nov 2. — AFP/Relaxnews 2014