This featured project comes to us from France-based digital out-of-home advertising company Metropole, which recently used one of the 1800 3D printers that it bought from Israel-based MASSIVit 3D Printing Technologies to create a nearly-life-size statue of Corto Maltese, the star of a popular Italian adventure comic book series.
The enigmatic sea captain’s figure has been placed on a bench at a Paris Metro station with two blank seats next to him, encouraging commuters and others to take selfies with him.
The display is in honor of the character’s 50th anniversary. The 1.32-meter tall—or about 4 ½ feet—statue took just under three days to print. The installation will be in place until the end of October.
Metropole purchased its two 3D printers from MASSIVit earlier this year.
Click HERE to watch a video of the making of Corto Maltese.