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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I (Mathijs) was asked to do a workshop at the (international) school for Art and Design in Zwolle. I decided to make it an intense two days of cardboard costume-making. Then I would have one day left to play with the students and their costumes in the green screen studio (a really good one they have on the schoolgrounds). On that last day we also found a singer who made the music for what is to become a music video… … Continue reading
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. “
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.
Also check this video (couldn’t embed 🙁 ) Another dutch artist! This one has made a cardboard tugboat. Filip Jonker sailed his boat named “de Furie” from Enschede, the Netherlands to London, Great Britain in 20 hours! He used only honeycombboard for his boat, though there are some pieces that couldn’t be made with cardboard (like the engine :-)). The design of his boat is traditional. The goal is seems mainly to show and promote the use of cardboard as … Continue reading
The cardboard dwellings of homeless people in the Shinjuku Station in Tokyo were a 1990s phenomenon. If you go to the website cardboard-house-painting.jp/ about these cardboard houses you can still see some of the beautifull artworks some of the inhabitants made of their temporary shelters.The site is in japanese but if you feel poetic: you can aways count on google translate japanese-english: Cardboard-type settlement here before the Information Center has to plug in a cardboard reviews too many pieces. Kita … Continue reading