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KLIK! Opening: Walking Characters

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KLIK! Animation Festival Amsterdam is our favorite festival. This year we we’re asked to do a special parade for the opening of the festival. As if a lot of characters escaped from the animations. We made giant walking and flying characters with students from the HKU academy for the arts and the volunteers from KLIK! We stimulated the students to create the characters so that they had some movement in them: we explained some automata principles and they really got … Continue reading







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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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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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SOCKPUPPETPARTY!

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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







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Cardboarders workshop at Art and Design Deltion Zwolle

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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







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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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Cardboard SweatShop

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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 is what we provided at the Lowlands Festival: Rapid Proto Typing for the masses (or as we say in dutch: creatief met kurk, nou ja … 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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BOXWARS ARE NO PILLOWFIGHTS

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Remember pillow fights? Alright: Now Forget Pillow Fights! If you feel like having fun you should try this for a weekend. Cardboard enthusiasts LET OUT THE CARDBOARD BEAST in a phenomenon called BOXWARS. It’s aggressive and creative at the same. Like a mixture between art and sport. There’s people all over the world forming illustrious groups of cardboard engineers, actors and visual artists. What do they make in the end? Havoc, Mayhem. Boxwars. The best movies i found (till now) … Continue reading







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Sketchy Catchy Cardboard Characters in Holland

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Cardboard animations by Sjors Vervoort. So everybody has probably seen these blu street art animations and thought: ” I really need to make something like that because it’s just so epic. These moments end (in my case at least) mostly with sitting down and thinking: “It will never be that cool…” Sjors Vervoort’s cardboard animation reminds me of BLU and it also makes me think: “Whatever I’ll make will never be that cool…”And he’s dutch!







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