Since he was a kid, artist, designer, and vinyl toy impresario Tristan Eaton has been obsessed with the nostalgic look of 3D imagery. In The 3D Art Book, he parlays this fascination into a carefully curated selection of over 100 works by established and up-and-coming contemporary artists, expertly rendered as 3D images that can be viewed with red and blue glasses (included in the book). Many of the pieces, by artists respected within the designer toy, street art, Pop Surrealist, graffiti, graphic design and streetwear communities, were created specifically for this project.
The included works range from otherworldly paintings by Eric White, Ron English and James Jean, to graffiti pieces by Dr. Revolt, Claw Money and HAZE, intricate designs by Tokidoki, 10Deep and Mishka NYC, cartoonish characters by Jon Burgerman, Miss Van and Gary Baseman, as well as pieces by heavyweights D*Face, Todd Schorr and Shepard Fairey. Each image is presented in a double-page spread, and comes jumping to life when viewed with 3D glasses.
Eaton's introduction documents his personal history as an appreciator and creator of 3D art, while an essay by cultural critic Carlo McCormick provides a brief account of the history of images in the third dimension, focusing on stereoscopic 3D's rise to pop prominence in 1950s America.