- Cubeecraft - featuring the "Cubee" toy.
- Speakerdog - created by Ben the Illustrator.
- 3EyedBear - where paper comes to life!
- Marshall Alexander's Paper Toys - Check out his FoldSkool Heroes
- Shin Tanaka's Amazing Work - download a Hoophy
- Readymech's - a FWIS project - Also check out their pinhole cameras on Corbis
- Nanibird - Download a birdie for free
- Loulou & Tummie - scroll down the page for their free papercrafts
- Paper Critters - build your own and join the colony of critters!
- And for all my OCD brethren out there - Yamaha Motors Paper Crafts.
Sunday, March 29, 2009
Continuing in a comic-pop-art-focused line of thought... If you've ever owned a vinyl figure (action figure, toy, doll, whatever your ego requires them to be called) I think you'll enjoy papercraft toys - a.k.a. flat pack toys. Illustrators and designers are working their magic on paper forms as a kind of 3D canvas. The cool thing is that it's like an open source art movement. You can download their cool designs, or blank templates in jpg or pdf format to create your own works of art. Simply cut out the form, fold and assemble. I really like the pairing of modern design and hand-crafting. Here are some excellent sources for popular papercraft toys: