We are Cardboarders, we are a group of people that just want to do wild stuff with cardboard, paper (and sometimes textiles). Cardboarders are people who at one moment in their life looked at a box and think: I CAN USE THAT. On this page you’ll find our own projects! Maybe you are a cardboarder too. Don’t surpress it, it’s normal to be one, at least we think so :-)

Cardboarders @ Horecava for Icova

Screenshot 2014-01-18 23.43.54

We thought it would be nice to share some sketches with you of the things we made for  the Horecava: a big dutch event for everything restaurant-food-cafe-bar related. During the 4 days of the event we talked to lots of people the new Icova slogan: “making more from waste!”. Icova, our sponsor on this event, is the dutch marketleader in recycling. We created new superlarge puppet called Bettie Serveert. Our first effort in making articulate cardboard walking puppets! The whole … Continue reading







Tagged , , , , , , , , , , ,

SOCKPUPPETPARTY!

Screenshot 2014-01-06 09.20.33

Time for something different at our favorite festival (KLIK! Animation Festival). As you may know we are connected to the festival organizing animation workshops, creating a variation of whacky objects, events, decorations and crazy animation programs. This year we wanted to try something new, yet in the spirit of Cardboarding: working together with the audience of the festival on a big creative project! A place for the festival goers to create and experiment with their own characters and creative skills … Continue reading







Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Cardboarders + Lowlands = LOVE

DSC_0058

Lowlands 2013 was so good to us that it took more then a month to upload some pictures! We came to the festival with 22 hyped out Cardboarders. Four days later 60.000 Lowlanders poured in to the terrain and just took over our venue (an old bumperstage). Tinkering people were everywhere! There’s so many people to thank for this great week… If you like there’s some videos too and this great piece of (dutch) writing on 3voor12. This first video … Continue reading







Tagged ,

Exploding cardboard @ I’m Binck Festival!

1382422_10151648123272791_2065748303_n

This video is made by Astrid at the cardboarders party at the Binck festival which took place in Astrid’s new workshop! What a great evening: and with some skilled builders! And some real explosions too! Please don’t try this at home, we found out it was quite dangerous in the end! Original invitation: Medieval madness! Come and connect yourself ( alone or with a group ) with one of the two cardboard kingdoms. Just swear eternal fidelity to the cardboard … Continue reading







Tagged , , , , , , , , , ,

CARDBOARDERS HANGOUT LOWLANDS FESTIVAL!!!

BoatRace-586x0

Program Cardboarders Lowlands:Saturday from 11: Build your robotsuit! from 15:  CARDBOARD ROBOTRUN! Sunday from 11: Cardboat building!from 15: CARDBOAT RACE ON LOWLAKE! (Met zijn allen in een natte doos.) EVERY NIGHT: BEST OF KLIK! ANIMATED SHORTS Sat. night 23:30 ULTRAVIOLENCE ANIMATIONSHOW! (Lekker lachen om zinloos geweld!) So it’s finally official! Lowlands here we come! Cardboarders have their own place and we are going with a big team. Of course we will make a some big creatures, costumes, animation and at … Continue reading







Tagged , , , , , , , , , ,

Let’s play CARDBALL! @FreedomLab

Screen Shot 2013-06-20 at 18.30.13

Cardball is THE new sport. It’s the only sport that is played before it’s invented. Basic rules at the moment of writing: It’s considered cheating if you don’t cheat with Cardball. Build a cardboard costume for two people that covers all hands and feet. No human appendage should ever touch the Cardball! Set an easy goal and try to score. This game was thought up by the ultra-smart people during the super-short workshop at Freedomlab.org . They invited us to … Continue reading







Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Oxfam activation @ Where The Wild Things Are festival

Screen Shot 2013-03-22 at 15.56.51

Oxfam asked us to make candytrays for their new project promoting fair chocolate. Women in chocolate supply chains face inequality, hunger and poverty. Big companies are doing little to address these problems. We tried to turn the chocolate-candy-trays in to tough and forceful fighting costumes! The trays were filled with brownies for the woman coming to the festival Where The Wild Things Are.







Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Wearable Cardboard Stuff at GLR

wearabletown4

Cardboarders Workshops with a.o. students Mitchel van der Jagt en Sascha Dekker at the Grafisch Lyceum Rotterdam! We made this stuff in one afternoon. I think the wearable city will have a follow up in the future. It’s funny to think of the wearable cardboard skyline, still standing there, somewhere in Rotterdam. Maybe covered with a bit of snow now 🙂 A big shout out out to all the students that made this a very inspirational workshop! Loved the ambiance … Continue reading







Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Cardboarders Robot Dance Off ends in mayhem

facebook_photo_download_486190471421866

Klik! Animation Festival is the best animation festival in the world! Because they aim to wake the toon character living in us all! No surprise we have some tight connections with them! The saturday was our day: Building robots for a Cardboard Robot Dance Off during the Nobody Beats The Drum concert that night. There was not a lot of dancing, it ended in robot mayhem 🙂 Sigh! Can’t wait for the next Klik!







Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Cardboard Creatures Animation

facebook_photo_download_486513718056208

For the KLIK! Animation Festival in the Eye Filmmuseum in Amsterdam we developed this life size animation workshop. It combines our two favorite disciplines: cardboard building and animation. The theme of the festival was animated violence. As you can see. 







Tagged , , , , , , , , ,

Giant Cardboard Marble Run for PICNIC (at Eye Amsterdam)

578490_464664556907791_1338120321_n

Picnic is the first festival in the new building for the Amsterdam Filmmuseum EYE. It is the best location ever! They asked us to come and build something and when we saw these stairs we just couldn’t resist dropping something hot! So we built a Giant Cardboard Marble Run. With some help from the audience and a lot of help from Rolinka and Saskia Steur. We created it in the two days of the festival and it made several clear … Continue reading







Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Feast of Friends

screen-shot-2012-09-02-at-17-21-50

Feast of friends is an interesting new way of approaching festivals. Everybody invited is a friend of someone invited before. Everyone invited is asked to bring something to the stage or bring something to share. We were curious how this would work out so we decided to go and do some cardboarding. We decided the theme would be “birds” and made a big tree, a videomapping, did some dj-ing and just chilled out in the sun 🙂 Team: Astrid, Mathijs, … Continue reading







Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

KOP festival Deventer

IMG_3765

The KOP festival in Deventer (the Netherlands) invited us to make big cardboard heads (KOP=head in dutch). So we did and in one day we made these! On the festival we invited visitors to help us make even more big heads, too bad there was so much rain 🙂 Afterwards we used the heads as decoration for the festival in the burgerweeshuis. If you like us to come to your festival and make beautiful stuff with you and the visitors, … Continue reading







Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

An explosion of cardboard in the shape of town

badpakken

Most pictures by Anne Mauch, Ekaterina Evdokimova! About Cardboardia’s materialization in Perm. We were invited to come and help build Cardboardia in Perm (KartonKamsk). Perm is a city with two faces: one rough, industrial and hardworking and one innocent, cultural and fun-loving. The city used to be the last stop before people deemed “undesirable” by the Soviet regime passed on their way to the gulags. Due to it’s military industry Perm was a ‘closed city’ until 1987, with population of … Continue reading







Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,