8Bit3D Bathing Ape
The biggest 8bit3D collab ever from Adam Lister + Budmen Industries - 3D printed, hand painted and sent to BAPE® in Japan.
Lister X Budmen Sculpture at BAPE® in Tokyo
Budmen Industries and the supremely talented artist Adam Lister have been collaborating for almost a decade now. Adam's watercolor paintings are truly abstract. Inspired by the 8-bit graphics of Atari and Nintendo, Adam pixelates famous paintings and cultural figures. To say Adam is prolific is an understatement, as evidenced by his extensive and endless portfolio. We highly recommend checking it out: Be sure to follow Adam on instagram where he posts his latest work.
Together, we take Adam's compositions and dimensionalize them into 3D printed figures, allowing you to experience the art in a new dimension. We call this collaboration 8 bit and 3 dimensions. Together, we have dimensionalized E.T., Willy Wonka, DaVinci’s Mona Lisa, and Superman, just to name a few.
Recently, Adam called us and asked if we would like to collaborate on the biggest, most ambitious project to date. He asked us to create a sculpture based on his original painting for BAPE®, one of the most well-known streetwear brands on the planet.
Studying Adam's original watercolor painting helps us create a sculpture that effectively captures his iconic style. We design the model in a CAD software and then send it to the Buildini 3D Printer. After printing this 15 inch sculpture, we file and sand down the surface before sending it off to Adam to be hand painted.
The end result turned out incredible - melding the digital and traditional crafts seamlessly. This piece was unveiled in 2018 at the twenty-fifth anniversary celebration at the flagship store in Tokyo called BAPE® XXV.