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Dragon, Dragrace, Dragqueen, Defqon1

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What a great atmosphere on Defqon1! We can assure all the critics: the people that come to this festival only come for one thing: partying their behinds off! The things they made in our Defqon1 sweatshop this year are so awesome! It looks like they get more creative every year! Big round of cardboard for the best team ever: Astrid van der Velde, Jeroen Funke, Edo Sutherland, Beau Willems, Vanessa Hidalgo, Anne Wiertz and Mathijs Stegink!







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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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Animating yourself from above

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In this workshop we create an animation from a strange angle: the ceiling. The participants are lying on the floor, playing their own characters in the animation! We begin by thinking up a little story and doing a small animation test. Then we make large flat cardboard props. Start recording! Frame by frame we move props and characters on the floor. When finished we check the animation immediately. We add some sound on the spot, and finalize the movie with … 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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HRFST Festival with HKU Students

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HRFTS festival is a new festival by Xsense in the Netherlands. They asked us to work together with the students from Utrecht School of the Arts to make some of the decorations! Thanks to all the students and supercreative Bram Schinkel for all the help!







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Cardboardia Amersfoort

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In the last days of august we finally had a real russian Cardboardia project in the Netherlands! The Spoffin festival invited our russian friends to Amersfoort to make a giant parade. For those who don’t know Cardboardia yet: it’s a larger than life project from Russia. Sergej Korsakov, the uncompromising leader, is the axis around which cardboardia turns. The projects are theater, temporary social experiments, creative economies and visual arts all rolled in to one. We went to one of … Continue reading







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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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CARBOARDERS ON FIRE @ LOWLANDS

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Wow! Cardboarders on Lowlands 2014… The things we’ve seen! Each year it is getting bigger and better! This year we we’re joined by famous cardboarder and boxwarior Ross Koger (Australia) and a new team from Cardboardia (Russia). Next to our loyal team from the Netherlands of course. Next to the annual boatrace this year we had a cardcar flintstones derby, a sockpuppetkaraoke party and of course at night the monster party! Warning… next year will be totally different! Nice article … Continue reading







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Ekotown Birds and Elephants

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Cardboard was one of the few things you could not eat on the ekotown festival in the Amsterdam forest park. We made birds and elephants with the audience!







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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 + Lowlands = LOVE

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Lowlands 2013 was so good to us that it took more then a month to upload some pictures! We came to the festival with 22 hyped out Cardboarders. Four days later 60.000 Lowlanders poured in to the terrain and just took over our venue (an old bumperstage). Tinkering people were everywhere! There’s so many people to thank for this great week… If you like there’s some videos too and this great piece of (dutch) writing on 3voor12. This first video … Continue reading







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Exploding cardboard @ I’m Binck Festival!

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This video is made by Astrid at the cardboarders party at the Binck festival which took place in Astrid’s new workshop! What a great evening: and with some skilled builders! And some real explosions too! Please don’t try this at home, we found out it was quite dangerous in the end! Original invitation: Medieval madness! Come and connect yourself ( alone or with a group ) with one of the two cardboard kingdoms. Just swear eternal fidelity to the cardboard … Continue reading







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CARDBOARDERS HANGOUT LOWLANDS FESTIVAL!!!

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Program Cardboarders Lowlands:Saturday from 11: Build your robotsuit! from 15:  CARDBOARD ROBOTRUN! Sunday from 11: Cardboat building!from 15: CARDBOAT RACE ON LOWLAKE! (Met zijn allen in een natte doos.) EVERY NIGHT: BEST OF KLIK! ANIMATED SHORTS Sat. night 23:30 ULTRAVIOLENCE ANIMATIONSHOW! (Lekker lachen om zinloos geweld!) So it’s finally official! Lowlands here we come! Cardboarders have their own place and we are going with a big team. Of course we will make a some big creatures, costumes, animation and at … Continue reading







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Oxfam activation @ Where The Wild Things Are festival

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Oxfam asked us to make candytrays for their new project promoting fair chocolate. Women in chocolate supply chains face inequality, hunger and poverty. Big companies are doing little to address these problems. We tried to turn the chocolate-candy-trays in to tough and forceful fighting costumes! The trays were filled with brownies for the woman coming to the festival Where The Wild Things Are.







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