These were created for The Richard Holeton Collection, which is part of The Electronic Literature Organization’s The NEXT. The NEXT is a combination museum, library, and preservation space containing 30 collections and over 3000 works of born digital literature. These SPAM cans were part of Holeton’s inspiration as he created his piece “Figurski at Findhorn on Acid.”
I modeled these cans in Maya, textured in Photoshop and Substance Painter, and applied those maps and rendered with Blender. For the mesh itself, I used a modern can for reference. Then, I created the labels using high quality photographs of the authentic cans provided to me by the organization. I stitched together the labels using Photoshop and applied them in Substance Painter.
The NEXT can be visited here: the-next.eliterature.org when we go live (est. May 2021) I am the current Team Lead for the 2D & 3D Visualizations Team, and you can see more of our work at The NEXT in the various Collections or the Visualizations page.