These beautiful ice cube sculptures blow our minds of any ice cube we can imagine. Featured in in ads for the Suntory, a Japanese brand of whiskey, these stunning ice cubes come in various shapes, from Batman and deadmau5 to Statue of Liberty and astronaut. It is not simple to create ice cube sculpture like that. It was first designed via Autodesk 123D app, useful for turning images of things into blueprints for 3D printers. Then a CNC router is used to carve the designs into the ice block. The ad company (tbwahakuhodo.co.jp) who made the project, added that sculptures are finished when “a touch of chilled whiskey polishes the surface of the ice and gives a beautiful shine to the sculpture.” Let’s first take a look at these crystal looking ice sculptures and don’t forget to watch amazing whiskey ads which use the ice cube at the bottom.
Using a technology called “computer numerical control(CNC)” – carving machines take a design fed in by a computer and then use sharp tools to whittle a block of material such as wood or metal into the designated form, Japanese creative agency TBWA\Hakuhodo create a series of stunning ice cubes for Japanese whiskey company Suntory as part of a novel advertising campaign. The campaign is called “3d on the Rocks“, which created 15 cubes featuring such designs as a shark, the Statue of Liberty, the diamond ring and the temple. These are said to be the world’s first 3D-milled ice cubes, which looks super realistic with an astounding level of detail. It must be cool to pull whisky or any cold beverage over these miniature ice cube sculptures.
UK-based artist Petra Blahova, created this stunning typeface, entitled “My Garden”, by freezing colorful flowers and fruits in alphabetical ice cubes. The whole project is inspired by the flowers all around when the artist walked home from work one day. Using everything from greens and ferns to flower petals and berries, she meticulously arranged them to fit the contours of each letter and create the tactile project. Speking about the project Petra said, “You can create typography from anything!”.