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Celebrating size: Olivier Grossetête

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It’s not getting any larger than the cardboard architecture by Olivier Grossetête! There’s so much to say about this monumental-community-performance-architecture… It’s very wonderful to see the how people lift the structures layer by layer! Check this video at 2:17… The designs are reduced to their essence, so that they can be made with the basic cardboard boxes: like building blocks. I guess this is also important because all participants need to understand the building process to some extent. I collected … Continue reading







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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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Cardboarders @ Horecava for Icova

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We thought it would be nice to share some sketches with you of the things we made for  the Horecava: a big dutch event for everything restaurant-food-cafe-bar related. During the 4 days of the event we talked to lots of people the new Icova slogan: “making more from waste!”. Icova, our sponsor on this event, is the dutch marketleader in recycling. We created new superlarge puppet called Bettie Serveert. Our first effort in making articulate cardboard walking puppets! The whole … Continue reading







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Giant Cardboard Marble Run for PICNIC (at Eye Amsterdam)

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Picnic is the first festival in the new building for the Amsterdam Filmmuseum EYE. It is the best location ever! They asked us to come and build something and when we saw these stairs we just couldn’t resist dropping something hot! So we built a Giant Cardboard Marble Run. With some help from the audience and a lot of help from Rolinka and Saskia Steur. We created it in the two days of the festival and it made several clear … Continue reading







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2011 First Amsterdam Cardboard Robot Capture The Flag

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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.







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A Call to Arms

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For all the lazy people out there. This guy (Jason Lentz), sells his Giant Cardboard Robot Arms online! Story goes he raised an interest for his arms by just dropping in on the Makerfair: doing a little dance…  The extension of the human body is exciting, hence all the interest in superheroes, we also want superpowers! These robotarms look the right stuff: they are very basic, they have joints, they seem easy to wear. In most other cardboardrobot movies online … Continue reading







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