Where form & function combine as stage presence, a beautiful Art piece that looks great on camera & delivers your voice in style.
ARTforms® Custom Art Microphones
Seems crazy, a few milliseconds of inspiration transformed into years of obsession, but I've always felt this project is bigger than myself, a confluence of technologies, a phone call at just the right time, 20 years refining my own artistic and digital skills, all leading to this esoteric creation. Artforms® Custom Art Microphones celebrates unbridled design, it is about stage presence, an awesome video or photograph, or even your own webcast. Shea Design has always been about creative expressions, I grew up during the digital revolution & have always made time (perhaps too much) for pure Art projects, personal explorations into the mediums of 3D modeling, lighting, animation & photography. But how to get exposure?
Sanded 3D print with chrome prototype.
Thanks to Kickstarter there now is a way, a chance to cultivate all my blind devotion and tenacity and share with the world what I've done, the very fruit of my obsession.
The translucent prototype above was hand sanded, primed and all the surfaces perfected to make the master model. That model will then be used to create silicon molds, those molds are used to create wax injections of the form, and then those waxes are sprued & vented and put into a ceramic slurry. Latter the built up slurry is hardened in a kiln and the wax burned out (lost wax) providing a high temperature mold for liquid metals. Alternatively I can also 3D print in wax and go from there, my plan B.
Chrome prototype closeup.
Due to the large size, organic shape and intricate details of the design this investment casting technique is neither trivial nor cheap, adding to the cost and value of the piece, and creating another phase of skilled artistic expression, that of the silversmith. Imagine the careful steps, lighting the fires, the glow of liquid silver as each piece is born into reality, polished & assembled to completion.
Pledge reward items
I love this logo & hope you will too, all these pledge rewards were created or sourced with quality standards that live up to my reputation for excellence (maybe people call you a perfectionist too), I'll be sporting my screen prints all the time & can't wait to cross paths with my backers or see the first mic in film or on the TV.
5.5 Inch (14cm) Die-cut vinyl transfer sticker.
Screen printed T-Shirt & Hoody.
4.5 inch (11.4 cm) CNC Water-jet cut aircraft aluminum drink coaster.
1.3 inch (3.3 cm) Sterling silver logo pendant (before final polish).
The idea here is to raise the funds required to produce at least one or more Silver Sin® custom Art microphones, even if no one steps up at that level, so any profits from the pledge rewards will go directly towards that goal. And if you think I'm pricing them too high just remember 4000 hours invested, about 5 grand in prototypes & tooling, and the individual nature & complexity of the casting process.
This is original, sterling silver fine Art, a mixture of high technology and ancient techniques. How about one in solid gold? Customized with diamonds? There are no limits!
Thank you for reading all the way to the bottom of the page here, and whether you are backing with one dollar or showing up in your Bentley to pick up your blinged out custom Art microphone, your support is very much appreciated.
3D Artist & Designer
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Keeping the one dollar 'good karma' pledge alive, a way to say I dig your project and want a small piece of the action. We hope you will monitor our progress and help spread the word. Thanks for your support!Estimated delivery:
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Our round logo in a white 5.5 inch (14 cm) die cut transfer sticker. Slap em on your car window, guitar case, amp or wherever you want a little sexy. Individually cut & made in the U.S.A. Add $8.50 for each additional sticker. International backers please add $4.00 for shipping. All reward items pictured below.Estimated delivery:
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Our round logo screen printed in white on a black T-shirt. Summer comfort and style for all your casual venues. Printed & manufactured in the U.S.A. Add $22 for each additional shirt. International backers please add $12.00 for shipping.Estimated delivery:
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Our round logo CNC water-jet cut from aircraft aluminum. 3200 psi epoxy bonded with vinyl bumpers on bottom. This high tech drink coaster was designed especially for this campaign with a high quality approach typical of our work. Cut and assembled in the U.S.A. Add $30 for each additional coaster. International backers please add $10.00 for shipping.Estimated delivery:
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Our round logo screen printed in white on a black cotton hoody. Rock this warm & comfortable pullover to the gig or whenever you want to step out in style. Add $48.00 for each addional hoody. Quality Hanes brand printed in the U.S.A. International backers please add $15.00 for shipping.Estimated delivery:
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Our 3D logo, CNC milled in wax, then cast & polished in sterling silver by skilled jewelry artisans. This pendant is 1.3 inches (3.31 cm) by about 1.5 inches (4.0 cm). Comes mounted on a leather strap. Add $75.00 for each additional pendant. International backers please add $10.00 for shipping.Estimated delivery:
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Silver Sin, Custom Art Microphone. Designed with an unhealthy obsession for perfection this functional Art piece is in a class all by itself. Comes fully assembled on a popular wireless microphone handle and includes the receiver and a pelican 1500 case. Cast, machined & polished in solid sterling silver these working sculptures are a modern treasure for the true player or signed Artist.Estimated delivery:
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