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DeezmakerCore77 / industrial design magazine + resource / homeSOLIDO [soluciones ligadas al diseño] · Calle del Agua 92 · Viña del Mar · ChileImpresora3D.comF.A.T.Below the Boat Puts the 'Laser Cut' in 'Lacustrine'Posted by Ray | 4 Jan 2013 | Comments (3) Besides anagrams and pizza, I also have a keen interest in digital fabrication and maps. "Below the Boat" is a new company that combines the latter two: besides lakes, the site also offers laser-cut visualizations of bodies of water from archipelagos and bays to shorelines and sounds. Starting with a bathymetric chart (the underwater equivalent of a topographic map), the contours are laser-cut into sheets of Baltic birch and glued together to create a powerful visual depth. Below the Boat is the brainchild of Robbie and Kara Johnson, a husband-wife duo from Bellingham, WA, who came across one of the charts while traveling in Michigan and set out to bring the digitally-fabricated artwork to the masses via webshop. As you can see, the results are absolutely amazing—etched in memory, as it were—and I daresay that even the most hydrophobic landlubber can appreciate the beauty of bathymetry in burned in baltic birch by laserbeam.