It seems like there are more and more designs in low resolution. Maybe I am just pay more attention to low resolution (or low poly) 3D objects because I work in 3D printing.
There is something beautiful in the minimalism of low poly objects. It’s weirdly alien, but organic and natural too.
Maybe people love that real world objects evoke a virtual digital world.
Exhibit 1. Low Resolution Shoes by United Nude
United Nude is known for artsy, concept shoes. They came out with the Low Res line a while back, and it looks like these shoes are now a staple in their store. Seems like a validation for people’s love for low resolution objects.
Low Res project by United Nude
Exhibit 2. Low Resolution Shoes by Continuum
Continuum Fashion was founded by my friend, Mary Huang. She’s the first person I email when I see something low resolution in life.
These are 3D printed and wearable.
Exhibit 3. Low Resolution Bag by Issey Miyake
This line came out a while back and seems to be a staple at Issey Miyake. This was one of the first objects that I took notice of in low resolution.
Exhibit 4. Low Resolution Bag by Finell
Super low resolution here, further deconstructing shapes. Then again, I suppose most totes are just two rectangles sandwiching your stuff—that’s low resolution too.
Exhibit 5. Low Resolution Umbrella
This project launched on Kickstarter a few days ago.
Exhibit 6. 3D Printed Bracelets
Archetype Z Studio is another well known designer in 3D printing.
Maybe I should consider going as “Low Resolution” for Halloween.