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Making faces @ WDKA Illustration

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They don’t often work 3D is what they told us, and the size was also a little bigger then they were used to. The group of 40 illustration students was keen on expanding their boundaries. They started sketching in groups of three and got to work in a haze of glue and cardboard. All these faces were made in less then 4 hours! We were impressed by the cooperation, detail and expression they were able to develop in the little … Continue reading







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3D Model to 3D Cardboard with the lasercutter

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We couldn’t wait to get our hands on a few of the techniques some cardboarders out there work with. Especially using the lasercutter and Pepakura were causing some excitement in our little workshop in Amsterdam. A few weeks ago I (Mathijs) was asked to make something sculptural for an exhibition in Hellendoorn (a small village in the east of the Netherlands). A perfect opportunity for us to head of to the FabLab and get busy with their laser cutter! There … Continue reading







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2011 First Amsterdam Cardboard Robot Capture The Flag

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Well, that was fun, we organised the first official Amsterdam Cardboard Robot Capture The Flag Event. The flag of course being the baby-bot. Inspired by earlier Robot Battles we wanted to create something like that in Amsterdam.







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SEATS

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The most well known cardboard chair is probably Frank Gehry’s Easy Edges chair. There’s a nice article on the guggenheim website. He’s best known for his curvy architecture but with a knack for design, Gehry has branched out into furniture construction, too. The patent on the chair says: “The furniture produced by this technique is inexpensive yet strong and durable; moreover, a wide variety of interesting and attractive shapes can be formed. “







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Pepakura Modeling

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Pepakura is a software tool that makes it easier to make foldout models out of 3d creation software models. Ofcourse this software is from Japan (free to play with, $35 to use fully). There’s some beautiful examples online. Sculptors are trying out computer generated 3d models and then want to bring their onscreen designs back to the real world. Results: large statues made of unexpected materials. Like cardboard for an instance 🙂 I don’t know who made the fist by … Continue reading







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CGC: Computer Generated Cardboard

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Sometimes I wish for a slowmotion button in Youtube and Vimeo… Some animation are worth looking at frame by frame. Psyop is one of the big names in animation. They are well known for big commercial projects that bring back the Awwww in awesome. They make computer generated animations without the “cgi-feel”. This is about the series of animations they made for UPS using cardboard as the main material. To give it the real cardboard look and feel they needed … Continue reading







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