Some other nice-toknow information: Scott is a Graphic Design Teacher, which isn’t that special: a lot of papertoy designers have a creative job or education. No, besides teaching Graphic Design, Scott is also in charge of an after school program: F studio.
As a design teacher, I often throw in a lot of hand skills oriented components to the projects I assign. The computer plays a big part in all of our projects, but the finishing of a project, whether it is binding a box or constructing a packaging comp, is the part that makes the project complete. Paper toy crafting just seems to be a natural next step, combining design and illustration, hand skills, and toy making.
we are making our own vinyl toys, including the design, sculpting, and casting of resign models
How cool it that!!! I’m trying to figure this stuff out in my spare time and here is a teacher who can teach you everything you ever wanted to know. Man I’m jealous.
Visit Cabrillo Design Lab for more info.
Check this out: Custom self portraits by students of Scott (and himself) based upon boxy from Shin Tanaka.
And way down here on the end of the post… Scott told me that one of his students is working on a Drukk and she wants to have the last slot in series 1. Please do, you can have the last slot. And when you have filled that last spot I will start on the Selfish Series 2. π
There are really some great dutch papertoy designers, and Marshall Alexander is one of them!
Marshall Alexander is, like me, one of the designers that are invited to contribute to the book made by Matt Hawkins (read more) and proud and active member of Nice Paper Toys!
Marshall is one of the most modest people that I know, but I don’t have to be….
He thought that he needed some practice, so before he launched his own papertoy series (Foldskool heroes) he created a series of custom:
A Hedkase by NiceBunny:
A SIZZA by Nick Knite:
A Speakerdog by Ben the Illustrator
And some of his own papermodels:
And after that I found his thing: the one piece papertoy…
I like this one very much:projectfatchunk
and it’s on a postcard!!!
And then he decided that he had practiced enough: and started with the amazing Foldskool heroes series:
I must confess that I didn’t took the time to download the Foldskool template when Marshall published it…. But when I did, I wanted to create one: the template is really very smartly constructed.
A little quote from Marshall’s site:
… aiming to make money doing what I liked to do best: graphic design and illustration. So currently I work as a graphic designer at a small company in The Netherlands and spend my spare time illustrating my childhood memories and designing papertoys. Enjoy!
I’m glad that I’m created a beautiful Foldskool heroes Batmobile, because his reaction was Nukk:
Marshall did a Drukk-custom, which I really love:
For the more observed reader of my blog might have noticed a extra menu item: Drukk and as the title of this post suggest it’s the new home of Drukk, the Selfish Series and the Pusher Series.
So for my rss readers I have a little image:
New homepage for Drukk, Selfish Series and Pusher Series
On this page you can find two series…. one is the Selfish Series and the other is the Pusher Series.
The Selfish Series is designed by me, and they are created to show you what is possible with Drukk (it’s not only easy to create a custom-skin but also easy to customize!)
The Pusher Series (Designers on Drukks) is a slot-series….
???wtf is that???
Every Pusher Series has 6 slots, when all slots are filled I will start with a new Selfish Series and open the next Pusher Series.
Do you want to participate in Pusher Series 1, this is still possible: get the blank Drukk template and start designing.
Four slots are already filled by other designers: Marko Zubak with Robbox, Marshall Alexander with Nukk, Nick Knite (SIZZA) with Speed racurr and Scott Carrington aka Dr Shazam with Dead Drukk.
But if you’re not that creative this page is also for you! Both series can be download there, so happy building…
and don’t forget: You can create a Drukk too! You can participate in the Pusher Series (just download the blank template and get busy).
On a more personal note.
My girl “complained” about the skins that I create for my own models and the customs that I create: and she is correct, my skins are never cute or lovely… So here my first cute design π
Drukk is a simple papertoy (easy to build, easy to customize) with moving parts (you could call it a paper automata). So if you are not in the mood to build/customize a more complex model like Grumm you should give Drukk a try.
I have been working on 4 models to get you all inspired to build and create new Drukks π .
Every Wednesday, for 4 weeks long, I will post a new Drukk from the Selfish Series.
But today I’ll start this Selfish Series with a blank Drukk template (because every really good papertoy series has a blank version) which will be used in the “Pusher Series”: