As we all have learned since the first day of this class, woodblock printing and moveable type can originally be dated back to about 600 AD in China; making early Chinese inventors, type masters. Unlike the methods of the early Chinese designers who actually carved the wood, Hongtao uses a 3D printer to create a similar feel of woodblock text. In his work, he turns a letter into a city and a story into a sculpture.
He sums up his work saying, "These documents make reading interactive for a general audience... [it's] knowledge as well as art," he added. "This series of work has text variations of braille, language characters, calligraphies and number systems to bridge the text and its visuality in architecture, landscape, portraits and abstract matters."
Here's the article if you wanna check it out: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/03/11/hongtao-zhou-textscapes_n_6599496.html?utm_hp_ref=design
The artists website: http://hongtaozhou.com/section/408972_Textscape.html