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I was honored to have been invited to be one of the judges for Loftwork’s 2nd annual Laser Cutter Design Contest. Last month we conducted a skype call and deliberated over the 78 entries received from all over the world. It was difficult to choose but in the end I was very happy with the results. Here are some highlights but you can see all the winners right here.

Hanabi by Ryoichi Ogura
Identical patterns are superimposed over each other, creating a colorful moire effect. The visual patterns it produces are reminiscent of summer fireworks lighting up the sky.


Forest in a box by Kevin DeBoer
The box is hand made from reclaimed White Oak. Each tree is laser cut from matte paper and painted, before being assembled into the fold out forest. I simply loved the idea of being able to carry around a forest in a box.

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Celestial Greeting Card by Masatoshi Oka
A gorgeous greeting card that resembles the solar system!

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Katsura by Nishigaichi
The regent hair style, made famous/infamous by Japanese yankee culture, is comically revived through this paper wig.

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