Grumm


Meet Grumm, a moody piece of paper…

When I started writing about urban papercraft, I got inspired by Brickboy and Spiky Baby (and recently added to this list: e440): I wanted to create my own figure.
And so I did!

Grumm evolved in time, which is documented in a couple of post.
To give some highlights of the process: the beginning, prototype pictures, near completion and my first Grumm design Grumm the screamer red. (read everything)

In my definition of urban papercraft, there should be a design made by me and a blank version for other to customize…

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Grumm The Screamer Red

This is my design for Grumm:
Grumm The Screamer Red
Grumm The Screamer Red

Get the template here (Preview a thumb):

(The .ZIP file contains a .PDF)

For extracting data from a ZIP file you can use Filzip or 7-zip (both for PC and for free)
For reading a PDF you can use Adobe Acrobat Reader (for Apple, PC and for free).

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Artist series

Every papertoy designer starts a Artist series: invite all you friends, force them to create a custom skin for Grumm and post the results here:


GrummBunny by NiceBunny
GrummBunny is created by NiceBunny, check out his site and his HedKase series (which includes my custom: Grim Grinning Grunt)
Do you want to know more about NiceBunny, goto his site or visit my post about him.

GrummBunny

Get the template here:

(The .ZIP file contains a .PDF)


Grummeling by Enkeling
Symen Veenstra aka Enkeling is a very talented illustrator and a good friend. We both went to the same art academy where we both studied graphic design
He called this Grumm: Grummeling

Grummeling by Enkeling

The .ZIP file contains a .PDF
(You can use freeware like FilZip or 7zip to extract a .ZIP-file and read a .PDF with Acrobat or Foxit)


Pink Grumm by Petra van Breugel
Petra van Breugel designed a Grumm in her favorite color: pink. And that simple reason is also the base for it’s name: Pink Grumm :)

Pink Grumm by Petra van Breugel

The .ZIP file contains a .PDF
(You can use freeware like FilZip or 7zip to extract a .ZIP-file and read a .PDF with Acrobat or Foxit)


Little GrummerBoy by Hardy
Little GrummerBoy is a Grumm custom by Hardy. Hardy is a German graphic designer and allround creative.
You can visit Hardy on his own blog: thepaperjam.de, it’s in German so not readable for everyone :( .
More into English? Perhaps you should visit him on myspace: Hardy has the most awesome myspace I have ever seen which is dedicated to his papertoy Bottecc

Little Grummerboy by Hardy, a Grumm Custom

The .ZIP file contains a .PDF
(You can use freeware like FilZip or 7zip to extract a .ZIP-file and read a .PDF with Acrobat or Foxit)

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Grumm blank template

And here is the blank version for custom design (preview):
Grumm blank

You will get a an Illustrator EPS file (Illustrator CS), where the different parts are positioned in the most easy position for designing a custom skin for Grumm. If you want to show your design here on this site, contact me and I will send you my email address.

Update #1: Mike Hungerford pointed out to me that not everybody has Illustrator CS, so for people with a lower version of Illustrator, I saved the file to Illustrator 8. Download Grumm blank template in Illustrator 8 version.

Update #2: Methuup da Funky One, a member of NPT pointed me towards an error in my thought process… I thought that everyday either prints a designed Grumm or will create/design there own.
Methuup come with a third group: people that print a Grumm on a pattern and build a Grumm from that. Cool, and the strange thing is: I did that also.
And for that group there is no download link … yet.
I feel very stupid, so I made a download link for all the people that want to have a blank Grumm template that is on two pieces of paper. Download Grumm blank template on 2 pages.

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FAQ

Sometimes you just need answers, so here is my Frequently Asked Questions:
(it’s no list right now, but very soon I will collect all the questions asked, and put it here… )

[Q] How did you come up with the name Grumm
[A] I didn’t: a good friend (Enkeling) did.

[Q] What can I do with a zip file?
[A] Zip files are compression files. You need a program to extract these files. For extracting data from a ZIP file you can use Filzip or 7-zip (both for PC and for free)

[Q] What can I do with a pdf file?
[A] For reading a PDF you can use Adobe Acrobat Reader (for Apple, PC and for free).

Soon more faq, but keep em coming!

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Thanx to:

People who deserve some props:


Design Grumm site

  • The Sandbox is a theme for themers. I’m loving it!
  • Kaiser font by Chank
  • Baron Kuffner font by Bumbayo Font Fabrik
  • Stock.XCHNG, the leading FREE stock photo site for the images used in the design
  • The background pattern by squidfingers.
  • Mike Davidson for the creation of sifr which gave me the possibility for using the fonts described above
  • And CHAITGEAR for creating a really good WordPress plugin to easily use sifr

Misc

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Other cool papercraft projects:

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Contact:

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    19 thoughts on “Grumm

    1. nice work guys, can you make hedkase “starwars” edition, like darthmaul and darthvader with they light saber it would be cool is it

    2. It’s an avatar, and you probably made an acount at gravatar.com there so every time you leave you email somewhere and that blog uses gravatars, this image will show.
      If you don’t have one, WordPress (my blog is a WordPress blog) will generate one.

    3. You are so correct, I need to put him up here. But still you will not be able to download it: Son of a Grumm is a Limited edition for “Urban Paper” book from Matt Hawkins.

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