Escher Sketch


Press Release: April 1, 2017 

Art of Mass Production introduces the EsCher Sketch™, the world’s first 2D to 3D translator

The Escher Sketch™ is the world’s first fully-interactive 2D to 3D design translator. With the Escher Sketch™ a user inputs a 2D image – a sketch, a rendering, even a screen snapshot of a computer generated design concept – and the Escher Sketch Technology Engine® then analyzes the image for 3D realism. Using a proprietary software algorithm developed by the engineering team at Kahmunsens, Inc, the Escher Sketch™ identifies conversion errors, including:

Optical Illusions
Reality Distortions
Errors in Perspective
Perverse Levels of Reality
Penrose Triangles
Impossible Geometry

The user can then adjusts the 2D image and repeats the process, until a satisfactory 2D to 3D conversion has been performed. This process, commonly known as ideation, is expedited by using the Escher Sketch™. It is a break through in design communications. Instead of wasting hundreds of man-hours (and thousands and thousands of dollars) in project do-overs, the Escher Sketch™ will help your team design something real – quickly and easily.

Here is what some recent users have to say about the Escher Sketch™:

“Even though my drawing may violate some of the physical laws of the universe, that doesn’t make it a bad design,” said one design student. “With the Escher Sketch™ I can learn to translate my idea into something that can actually be made.”

“It was surreal,” said famed industrial designer Louie Raymond, “I have been designing things with impossible geometry for decades, and now with the Escher Sketch™ I can finally understand what the engineers have been saying.”

It’s kind of like a spelling and grammar checker in 3D,” commented architect Brewer Marcelis. “I thought I was good at communicating my ideas, but my engineers kept telling me I was full of $π!+.  Now I know while they call me the guy with Visual Diarrhea.”

The Escher Sketch™ is based on the work of the late M.C. Escher, a Dutch graphic artist who was a pioneer in the field of artistic realism. His work on visual perspective has allowed architects, designers, engineers, and scientists to better understand the nature of three-dimensional space, while using the limitations of a two-dimensional format.

The Escher Sketch™ is available in two versions, the Idyat, and the Idadv. The Idyat is intended for young industrial designers and architects, or anyone still in training. The Idadv is an advanced version with an integral voice chip that will deliver meaningless accolades in a choice of 4 different languages and 3 soothing voices. This version is well suited for anyone with the title “senior designer, design partner, or design visionary.” The Escher Sketch™ case is made from SKP (some kinda’ plastic), with a touchy-feely clear thing for the front.


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