Coin case created by Prototypum July 31 2020

Prototypum is a prototyping Czech based studio focused on full-service product creation. From the design to the engineering through the production of functional prototypes. This time the task was to design a case for commemorative coins issued by Paralelni Polis.

Paraleni Polis is an Institute of Cryptoanarchy based in Prague that aims to make available tools for unlimited dissemination of information on the Internet and encourage a parallel decentralized economy, crypto-currencies, and other conditions for the development of a free society in the 21st century.

The silver commemorative coins are a project by Paralelni Polis to pay tribute to the people who stood up to this system and whose work made a major contribution to the freedom of the Internet. They connect three main thematic pillars - art, science and technology of their concept. The coins acquire collector's values as the editions are limited, after the production of a hundred pieces they destroy punches. Almost the entire production process is handmade and each coin has a value of 0.01 BTC.

This year's edition of the silver coins portrays Aaron Swartz (1986-2013), American visionary, hacker, political and internet activist, and one of the most talented IT experts of his generation.

Prototypum has added multiple layers of values to the design of the coin cases too. The silver coins are a symbolic expression of respect for those who fought for freedom and therefore got persecuted, sued, and imprisoned by the government; the decor used on the box refers to prison bars. The case also creates an optical game in which you can see different parts of the coin depending on the viewing angle.
The final product was 3D printed with PLA Vertigo Starlight.

"Given the fact that Paralelni Polis connects art, science, and technology, it was obvious to select 3D printing as a production technology."
- Prototypum

Printed with:
PLA Extrafill Vertigo Starlight

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