When 3D printing went mainstream, the world marvelled at the amazing things it could be used for. From the small stuff; models and decorative items to the big stuff; cars and even prosthetic limbs. But whilst 3D printed prosthetics can change lives, commercial software and online blueprints mean you could print something that can end them too - a fully functioning semi-automatic weapon.
In 2019, TBWA\Paris teamed up with leading European 3D printing company DAGOMA to tackle the problem and use their own software to take the fight back. D&AD caught up with the team behind the Pencil winning work to find out how the project came about.