We are deeply honored to be among the winners of the 6th Annual Communications Arts Typography Annual, which was published this week. Our product designs for Mymo were selected as one of 142 winners from over 1700 entries, on the basis of creative excellence and quality of execution. One of the most discriminating awards publications in the industry, CA has a rich history of showcasing the best of communications design.
3D printing - or additive manufacturing, as it's officially called - is still in it's infancy, especially for anything beyond prototyping. But with our launch of Mymo a little over a year ago, we've been considering possible applications to finished products, and have learned a lot along the way. I shared some wisdom in the recently-published book How to Become a 3D Printing Entrepreneur.
I (Patrick) will be speaking about our launch of Mymo at a few upcoming events.
We've been fortunate to get some great press on the launch of Mymo. But there's still something about print, and it's extra special when the coverage comes from a publication you love to read anyway. So, we were thrilled to be included in issue No. 8 of Offscreen magazine. Offscreen is a beautiful, independent mag that tells the stories of the people behind online businesses.
We've had a great first month since launching Mymo in November. We only had a couple weeks to take orders to make shipment for Christmas, and we ended up way over our expectations. And - without much of an advertising budget - we have the kind words of our peers and the press to thank.
It is with great pride and excitement that we announce our first product line... introducing Mymo! With Mymo, we are reinventing the monogram, using state-of-the-art 3D printing technology and a novel 3D geometry - to combine any two letters or numbers into a typographic sculpture for a necklace, keychain or ornament.