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Aluminum cutting for the distant future

The Long Now Foundation is a very cool non-profit organization that promotes long term thinking. So cool that Brian Eno is on the board of directors. They came to us through a friend, needing some aluminum carved for an ad campaign of theirs. We gladly stepped up to help!
We carved 4 large aluminum blocks with their desired text. Here you can see an example of one of them:
carved aluminum
The lettering came out incredibly clean. A combination of using a new sharp bit, and very soft, light aluminum. The "v" carving also generally makes a very clean edge, and a great carved look!
Here is a close-up:
carved aluminum
These pieces were made for an ad campaign where they were shot in front of Long Now's Millennium clock (a clock that they are making that will run for 10,000 years, no joke). They look very cool:
long now photo
The ad campaign was done by Jef Loeb and David Swope. Photo credit: Curtis Meyers.

The Long Now Foundation is a very cool non-profit organization that promotes long term thinking. So cool that Brian Eno is on the board of directors. They came to us through a friend, needing some aluminum carved for an ad campaign of theirs. We gladly stepped up to help!
We carved 4 large aluminum blocks with their desired text. Here you can see an example of one of them:
carved aluminum
The lettering came out incredibly clean. A combination of using a new sharp bit, and very soft, light aluminum. The "v" carving also generally makes a very clean edge, and a great carved look!
Here is a close-up:
carved aluminum
These pieces were made for an ad campaign where they were shot in front of Long Now's Millennium clock (a clock that they are making that will run for 10,000 years, no joke). They look very cool:
long now photo
The ad campaign was done by Jef Loeb and David Swope. Photo credit: Curtis Meyers.
Jillian Northrup