There’s some eccentric cardboard world builders out there. Some are obsessed with building and extending their virtual environments in real life. Remember the game SimCity? Imagine it too be real and I think you’ll come closes to what possesses these artists This is the round up of the best ones on the net: if you know other […]
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 […]
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 […]
Just before I wrote this I heard from the El Camaro Crew. Which is a dutch cardboxing group! Look at all that aggression! Check this video! They also asked me how we play the cardboarding game… Well… there’s been a lot of questions on the rules of our Cardboarders battles lately… There were some rules […]
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…
httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pBOtSpht1Ho httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fuJ81mMeUBg LTV (lowlands television, made by captainvideo) made some really neat movies of our cardbots! First movie is the second robot run we did (which ofcourse ends in a showdown in front of the Lowlands Television Big Screen…) edit by Guus Verschuur van Work Hard Play Hard…
What we like about festivals is not to just sit around and consume. We want to join in! A big festival like Lowlands is like a village, you can eat, drink, dance and consume whatever you like. But once in a while you get ideas on festivals, and you want to produce them immediately. This […]
The Cardboard Robot Run at the Lowlands Festival was just plain fun. It was the biggest cardboard event we ever hosted and it turned out fine! In the picture on the left you see famous dutch sesamestreet (sesam straat) actor Rik Hoogendoorn running the gauntlet!
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I8QuAB1Ac-E Art is the creation or mimicking of living objects. When the artist is gone, his objects live on. Not necessarily in the same way as the artist wanted to but still. This kinetic sculpture based on the slinky by Natalia Rodionova mimics real organic movement gives live to the inanimate material for a while.
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 […]
httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5F9nZdUzPTk 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 […]