Modern Prehistoric Flint Tools

#History

Sun, Oct 14th, 2012 21:00 by capnasty NEWS

The DesignBoom website has this gallery of tools created by Ami Drach and Dov Ganchrow which combine prehistoric and modern all at once. The designer's goal was to "revisit humanity's oldest artifacts in a modern context."

the set is a result of an experimental exploration of the realm of tool making. where stone and flint tools have been the means ofour ancestors' survival for over a million years, they magnify our bodily (teeth, fingernails, fists etc.) capabilities of cutting and chopping,sawing and pounding. through a method of three-dimensionally scanning and printing, the ancient artifacts are digitally outfitted withcustom-designed handles, encapsulating the rugged forms in a perfectly enclosed case. by juxtaposing the polarities of themanufacturing processes in computer generated forms, an intersection of material technologies and functionality coincide on a tangible scale.

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