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3D Printing with Bees

Thu Jun 12, 2014, 11:41 AM


Dewars-honey-bees-11 by danlev

How awesome is this? Dewar's (the whiskey brand) created an ad campaign that used bees as a "3D printer" ...or as they called it "3-B printing." They created shells of the sculpture they wanted to create and let 80,000 bees loose inside of it. Over time, the bees created beautiful honeycomb sculptures.

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Nice work Dewar's and the agencies behind the campaign, Sid Lee New York and The Ebeling Group!

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How awesome is this? Dewar's (the whiskey brand) created an ad campaign that used bees as a "3D printer" ...or as they called it "3-B printing." They created shells of the sculpture they wanted to create and let 80,000 bees loose inside of it. Over time, the bees created beautiful honeycomb sculptures.
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:icontheartfrog:
TheArtFrog Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2015  Student General Artist
This has got to be the third most amazing thing I've ever seen!!! :D
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:iconeraezr:
Eraezr Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks interesting.
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:iconrainbowsofie:
RainbowSofie Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This looks so scary and so awesome
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:iconspring-warmth:
spring-warmth Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is amazing :D
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:iconchummee:
ChumMee Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
wow o:
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:iconentropy-order:
entropy-order Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014
I'm sure that generated a lot of buzz for them!
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:icontanukid:
Tanukid Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Whoever thought of this must be a genius.
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:iconsherberttcat:
SherbertTCat Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:icondrbeesplz::iconsaysplz: 3D printing, with bees involved? This looks like  job for Doctor BEES!
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:iconrhynwilliams:
RhynWilliams Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014   Traditional Artist
wow
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:iconakai-yari:
akai-yari Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
That was fascinating, though the buzzing sound the bees are making keeps, well ... buzzing in my head.
What an idea though ! :o
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My GOODNESS!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::jawdrop::iconflyingheartsplz:

:omg::omg::omg::omg::omg::omg::omg::omg::omg::omg::omg::omg::omg::omg:
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NeoSlashott Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
They really Beeld a wonderful sculpture.   :love:   very Beeutiful

Thanks for sharing  :D
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:iconkarolusdiversion:
Karolusdiversion Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014
He is a genius in these modern times? Mistreating animals by depriving them of their natural environment to advertise a brand of whiskey? It seem to me just a crime against the Nature.
(Me too I used the bees to create a surreal place...Cosmic Incubator by Karolusdiversion...but they were bees fluttering in my mind, not real bees.)
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:iconnourhan-hossam:
Nourhan-Hossam Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Man, This is freaking genius!
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:iconloner911:
loner911 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
incredible....
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:iconhopeakorento:
hopeakorento Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well... Those sculptures are beautiful but still... Poor bees. Those pieces of art are actually their homes.
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:iconsherval:
Sherval Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014
My thoughts exactly. Granted, bees are very diligent and can build more hives quite quickly, but still... they can't understand that people appreciate their uniquely shaped, previous hives as "works of art". All they know is that for some reason, they can no longer return back to their old homes and therefore have to start their work from scratch :/.

PS: Hello, fellow Finn :D!
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B33ZL3D1CK Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I was thinking wow very amazing then the gif threw my thought process off. XD
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:iconsakuraforest:
SakuraForest Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014
NOT THE BEEES- :iconnotthebeesplz:
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:iconidjpanda:
iDJPanda Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Student General Artist
YOU HAVE A BEE. YOU HAVE A BEE.

YOU ALL CAN HAVE BEES! 

And courtesy of me, Oprah, I've sent you a goody bag home with BEES. Check under your chair and see! :dummy:
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DragonNOOB Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014
One more great thing bees can create.
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:iconneurotype:
neurotype Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahaha that last gif is exactly what I was thinking.
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:iconguardianmajor:
GuardianMajor Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Professional General Artist
The Oprah GIF notwithstanding, this was amazing, thank you for the share. Loved it.
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:iconganjamira:
Ganjamira Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Canīt stop laughing about the Oprah-GIF=D

Crazy idea!
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Chapus2009 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Man, his last sentence makes so much sense:

"Humans change the planet, bees just coexist."

This is a very interesting and unique project, and it's great to see when two very different passions fuse together to create something not many of us would have thought of before.

And as for all the people saying this is barbaric or cruel towards the bees... it isn't. The guy's a professional and look at the all the flowers he had! Plus, what people don't understand is that bees are bugs... they don't care less if they are outside or in some plastic container for some time, they just want to make honey/wax and keep buzzing. I don't think the bees are dreaming of freedom. And plus, the guy lets them out after the job is done.

Other than that, the Oprah gif at the end is quite comedic, hehe. :giggle:

What is this? A project about 3-D art using bees?! This calls for.... MORE BEES!! :icondrbeesplz: 
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PixlPhantasy Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Intriguing idea! 
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:iconl0ux:
L0ux Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014
that's barbaric
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:iconsleepyowlet:
sleepyowlet Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
How do you think honey is made?
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:iconidjpanda:
iDJPanda Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Student General Artist
Yet, you'll kill them without a problem when they start invading your home. I don't see how this is barbaric. 
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:iconribbon-wren:
Ribbon-Wren Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How is it barbaric?
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:icontjcooper666:
tjcooper666 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I agree this is terrible.
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:iconnichrysalis:
Nichrysalis Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
how so?
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:iconsingingflames:
SingingFlames Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
It's amazing what people can come up with. :O How inventive. And I laughed so much at the Oprah gif. :XD:
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:iconjadama0:
jadama0 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This amazing! Also, the Oprah clip is hilarious!! :)
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danlev Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014
No, they let them out after they made the honeycomb sculpture.
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:iconleo-the-pilot:
Leo-The-Pilot Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Yeah sorry, I looked at the pictures first then watched the video. Sorry about that. xD
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:iconplutogravitron:
PlutoGravitron Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wowzers. Sweet(pun) to see micro beings used to create macro things :leetcrab: :)
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:iconvenom1515:
Venom1515 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014
Amazing :O
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AGV120395 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014
awesome!
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:iconsacso:
sacso Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow! Cool!
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:iconmonoe-da:
Monoe-dA Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nature is amazing (:
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:iconmarx77:
MARX77 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014   Photographer
3B rules! 
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:iconjenifferlee:
jenifferlee Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
So cool!
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