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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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Wearable architecture

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Cardboard is in fact what the dutch call a “kreukelzone”: the protective crushable area in a car. A cardboard box is protection for our stuff, like clothing or architecture is protection for our selves. I am fascinated by people making costumes shaped as buildings, architecture or furniture. Scale models of buildings have a poetic attraction. Maybe it has something to do with growing up: the size of your house when you we’re a kid seems small when you return as … Continue reading







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Elevated Corrugated San Francisco

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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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Feast of Friends

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Feast of friends is an interesting new way of approaching festivals. Everybody invited is a friend of someone invited before. Everyone invited is asked to bring something to the stage or bring something to share. We were curious how this would work out so we decided to go and do some cardboarding. We decided the theme would be “birds” and made a big tree, a videomapping, did some dj-ing and just chilled out in the sun 🙂 Team: Astrid, Mathijs, … Continue reading







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conTemporary sculpture: James Grashow

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I heard someone say the Burning Man Festival is a new World Wonder. Incredible! Something with the motto “leave no trace” is now becoming a part of a list of things that only wanted to leave their trace. Like most of the artists on this site, the consciousness that everything is impermanent is a part of  James Grashow’s work. We agree! Cardboard artists should claim the temporary in contemporary art! James Grashow is a sculptor and teacher of cardboard. He … Continue reading







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Cardboard Forests

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A while ago we made this cardboard forest. We made it for the children visiting the CODA museum (in Apeldoorn). It was too low for adults to walk through so they had to crawl along the ground with the children 🙂 In the back of the woods was someone reading scary stories. The forest was made by Mathijs Stegink, Jeroen Diepenmaat and Tanja Koning. We wanted to make a visualization of the phrase “not see the wood for the trees” … Continue reading







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Lowlands Festival: Running the Cardboard Gauntlet

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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!







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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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Pepakura Modeling

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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 to the real world. Results: large statues made of unexpected materials. Like cardboard for an instance 🙂 I don’t know who made the fist by … Continue reading







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A spring, a spring, a marvelous thing!

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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.







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It even works, hi to lo-fi

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Make things big: size definitely matters amongst the cardboarding community :-). This Giant Cardboard Camera isn’t only beautiful, it also works! Kiel Johnson’s cardboard sculpture of a twin lens reflex camera is made strictly from cardboard, hot glue, and tape. You can find some pictures that are made with the camera on the site of Kiel Johnson, he has some SERIOUS cardboard skills. Normally I really don’t care for realism (some artists out there just try to copy reality in … Continue reading







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