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Wayne White: Toony Cardboard Picasso

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We love people with a playful attitude and energy. So we honour Wayne White way too late on this site. He should have been the first post! His work is a fusion of puppetry, cartoons, sculpture and painting. He worked as a designer for film and television (remember Pee-wee’s Playhouse?). His cardboard sculptures are what we need to show here though. He creates them for gallery spaces, parades and festivals. Be true: don’t these giants give you an itch to … Continue reading







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Wearable architecture

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Cardboard is in fact what the dutch call a “kreukelzone”: the protective crushable area in a car. A cardboard box is protection for our stuff, like clothing or architecture is protection for our selves. I am fascinated by people making costumes shaped as buildings, architecture or furniture. Scale models of buildings have a poetic attraction. Maybe it has something to do with growing up: the size of your house when you we’re a kid seems small when you return as … Continue reading







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SHADOWPUPPET WORKSHOP

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Another workshop at the museumN8 in the Joods Historical Quarter in Amsterdam. During the party, the visitors of the Museumnight helped us in making some paper puppet animations, which we’re recorded directly and shown as visuals behind the DJ. We created some scenes in which people brought there characters to live! We used the same setup on different festivals / parties lately and we love it 🙂







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MonsterMotel (textile is the new cardboard)

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Lowlands gave us the opportunity to do a new experiment in addition to our “regular cardboard activities”  We wanted to see if the cardboarders recipe would also work with other materials and we wanted to share our passion for animation, puppetry and audience interaction. So we thought up the  MonsterMotel, a quirky cross-over between a giant dollhouse, tamagoshi’s, sesamestreet and big brother. We arrived a week before the festival with a group of 25 creatives and a lot of material … Continue reading







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Elevated Corrugated San Francisco

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I found out about a group exhibition named Elevated Corrugated in San Francisco at The Museum of Craft and Design when visiting cardboard artist Kiel Johnson. It features some works that I really wanted to see in real life! Click to enlarge! I guess the curator (Marc D’estout) had some of the same problems as this website has! Making a material the starting point of an exhibition can only work if you find an interesting angle to view the material … Continue reading







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conTemporary sculpture: James Grashow

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I heard someone say the Burning Man Festival is a new World Wonder. Incredible! Something with the motto “leave no trace” is now becoming a part of a list of things that only wanted to leave their trace. Like most of the artists on this site, the consciousness that everything is impermanent is a part of  James Grashow’s work. We agree! Cardboard artists should claim the temporary in contemporary art! James Grashow is a sculptor and teacher of cardboard. He … Continue reading







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Cardboard Forests

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A while ago we made this cardboard forest. We made it for the children visiting the CODA museum (in Apeldoorn). It was too low for adults to walk through so they had to crawl along the ground with the children 🙂 In the back of the woods was someone reading scary stories. The forest was made by Mathijs Stegink, Jeroen Diepenmaat and Tanja Koning. We wanted to make a visualization of the phrase “not see the wood for the trees” … Continue reading







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THE FLAT BOX

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The shapes of unfolded corrugated boxes are very fascinating. They show efficient and careful industrial design. Printing is suddenly transformed to a fragmented collage. Not that strange that kids are often happier with the box than the toy itself! There’s some artists that use the graphical quality of these foldouts. They break down the box to it’s original flat shape and use that shape as an inspiration for their art. The picture on the left shows the knife that’s used … Continue reading







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Robot Run Try Out

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Off course we made some robot suits ourselves… check em out! LTV made a  movie about it which should be online really soon! By the way: Sam Peeters is in the sattelite suit,  Koos Schaart is in one dragon and I’m in the other…







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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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Back to (first) live

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Joseph DeLappe wrote an instructable on the big pepakura Ghandi he created. It takes you through the process of creating the 17′ tall reproduction of the artist’s avatar from Second Life, MGandhi Chakrabarti. DeLappe walked throughout Second Life for 26 days to reenact Ghandi’s famous 1930’s Salt March – the forward steps of the avatar in Second Live were controlled by walking in real life on a treadmill.







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Just Perfect, nothing more, says the little voice

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Sometimes it’s difficult to separate admiration for someones working ethos from the end result of what he or she has worked on. I’m stunned by the perfection of the works by Chris Gilmour. It’s hard to ignore his work when looking for cardboard artists on Google. He’s top ranking! There’s a lot of people out there that really appreciate the effort and the labor that he puts into these works, I enjoy it too! They’re really real… But still… A … Continue reading







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It even works, hi to lo-fi

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Make things big: size definitely matters amongst the cardboarding community :-). This Giant Cardboard Camera isn’t only beautiful, it also works! Kiel Johnson’s cardboard sculpture of a twin lens reflex camera is made strictly from cardboard, hot glue, and tape. You can find some pictures that are made with the camera on the site of Kiel Johnson, he has some SERIOUS cardboard skills. Normally I really don’t care for realism (some artists out there just try to copy reality in … Continue reading







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