Escher Belt

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  1. Luckowner

    Luckowner Member

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    This is a belt I designed.

    The buckle is a sterling silver 3D rendition of Escher's "Drawing Hands", the most famous lithograph, by the most famous graphic artist of all time.

    The strap is a burgundy red hornback crocodile.

    What do you think about it?

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  2. usctrojans31

    usctrojans31 Senior member

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    It won't get much stylistic love here in classic menswear, but will definitely get play in SW&D. I think that you did a good job and it is a very interesting concept.
     


  3. Mark Veldhuysen

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    Hi, presumably your belt buckle is for personal use only?

    Mark Veldhuysen
    CEO
    The M.C. Escher Company B.V.
     


  4. FlaneurNYC

    FlaneurNYC Senior member

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    TBH, I think it loses something in the translation to 3D.
     


  5. Luckowner

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    Which one of Escher's prints do you think would work best as a buckle?
     


  6. FlaneurNYC

    FlaneurNYC Senior member

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    The beauty of Escher's work is in the tricks it plays with your eye. Once you create it in 3 dimensions, it loses part of its allure. At least that's my take. Other people may find this buckle holds up to the original.

    It's a beautiful carving. The work is splendid. And I know from experience how hard it is to carve wax. So that's certainly not a problem. Why is it that you desire to create Escher's work in 3D rather than something of your own, perhaps inspired by Escher?
     
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    kasakka Senior member

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    I agree with FlaneurNYC, it's well done but loses the point of the original which is hands drawing each other. Just doesn't work when taken off the paper.
     


  8. Luckowner

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    Ok, here are some of my ideas for an "inspired by Escher belt".

    A strap, which is hands drawing each other endlessly, similar to this: http://tylermoreland.deviantart.com/art/Escher-Inspired-Hand-Study-201173703

    A Mobius Strip strap or buckle.

    A buckle that somehow uses his ideas for the "Relativity" print, but in a belt sort of way ;).

    Do you think any of these ideas are good?
     


  9. FlaneurNYC

    FlaneurNYC Senior member

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    I don't really think adding more hands would help. But I'm not the target market for a buckle like that.

    Some of these shapes would make cool belt buckles:

    http://www.cs.technion.ac.il/~gershon/EscherForReal/

    You could also gain inspiration from some of the patterns. You could either vary metals or oxidize to create the color effect. Stuff like this:

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