Shin Tanaka – Spiky baby [series 4] is out

Shin Tanaka | Spiky Baby Series 4 is out now.

MacMeier design

With designs from:
(and now you will see how impatience I am: I don’t want to wait and see all different Spiky Baby randomly, so I “hacked” the swf and got the url )

Update #1: all these downloads are limited time only :: that time has passed… the links don’t work anymore….

accent.tv | view Spiky baby
Arte Vettoriale | view Spiky baby
COM RAID | goto 1 | goto 2 | goto 3
Epic | view Spiky baby
Macmeier | view Spiky baby
Nagua design | goto 1 | goto 2
ONESIDEZERO | goto 1 | goto 2
REACH | view Spiky baby
TIMROBOT |view Spiky baby

And the stuff that Shin Tanaka adds:
goto Spiky Baby “S”
goto Spiky Baby “P”
goto Spiky Baby “I”
goto Spiky Baby “K”
goto Spiky Baby “Y”
goto Spiky Baby box

Happy cutting!

Urban papercraft: Shin Tanaka

Shin Tanaka updated his site so check http://shin.co.nr/ out.
And he added T-BOY HOODY to the list of paper toys you can customize or design! Just drop Shin one of the following email in his mailbox: “T-BOY HOODY” , “GRITTY” , and “SPIKY BABY”.

I decided to share a “hobby” of mine (read more about my “hobbies”).

But I will only share the cool part of it: I’m talking about urban papercraft.
The cool customizable paper toys who are similar to that of the vinyl scene.

Shin Tanaka is my favorite (well …. I can’t find a lot of builders who approach papercraft with a urban style). I like the simple shapes he uses to create the figures and that they fit on one pace of paper. But what makes him a genius is the fact that he makes DIY paper toys. And it works…. I want to design one too. So this will be added to my wish list. I especially like the GRITTY.

An example: darkimey X GRITTY
GRITTY darkimey
One of the master himself: QRCOD GRITTY
GRITTY QRCODE

So if you have some spare time try one of these: the custom designed paper model collection especially made as a canvas for graffiti writers and designers who want to present their work for public! Or design a SPIKY BABY or GRITTY

Basic Spike from the SPIKY BABY [SERIES 3] – box
SPIKE basic

SPIKE bichorabioso << An example from bicho

The only “comment” I have about Shin that his portfolio-site doesn’t let us see everything he made in the past: he also made some papercraft based on figures from Michael Lau (Michael Lau creates bad ass figures!!): Davy (red), Davy in different colors, SF.M.L.F, and a “Special Paper Model Download Page” in English.

Update #1: An article about Shin Tanaka can be found Pingmag – The Tokoyo-based magazine

Paper Robot book

This year I was invited by Nick Knite to design papertoys robots for PAPER ROBOTS published by h.f.ullmann.

Here are my robots (sorry for the poor images, couldn’t find a decent shot of them): BurddBott and Walkrr TXR
BurddBott BurddBott

Walkrr_TXR Walkrr_TXR

Paper Robot

Paper Robot

I’m one of the 15 papertoy artists from all around the world and we produced 25 robots!
The book is ready and its awesome!
It will be in four languages (English, German, French and Spanish) and is already available on amazon for pre-ordering.

Some of the artist in the book also wrote about it:
Sal Azad
Tougui
Marko Zuback
3eyedbear
Nick Knite
but the rest of the artist are too awesome not to mention:
Matt Hawkins, Marshall Alexander, Abz, Shin Tanaka, Castleforte, Dolly Oblong, Jonny Chiba, Scott Schallar and Vinsart.

If you want to see more, here is a link to the product-page on ullmann-publishings website with more details and previews.

Eventually there will be microsite on the Ullmann-website, where you can download free robots, some of them brand new and never released before!!
update
The microsite on the Ullman-website is live! Get your free robots over there!!!

Check more photos here, on HAKUSAI PROJECTS coverage of #up13 where we officially introduced the book to the public.

Introduction of Squeezzrr a C-Myk papertoy

Finally I join the papertoy world again and enter a contest….

Pop'Set Colours attack logo
(popsetpaper.com, Happy Colours’ Attack)

But for I can’t finish the papertoy in time 🙁 (my live is changed a lot!)
(participate)

Damn I just couldn’t get more time in the design/build… I wanted to compete but there are more important things to do…

I could be sad, but I’m not, so instead of winning a contest
Ishare the end result with you (this is my blog so why not):

I introduce to you:

Squeezzrr

a C-Myk papertoy
(and my first Shin Tanaka custom)

Squeezzrr front-shot

Squeezzrr front

Squeezzrr side-shot

Squeezzrr side

My creation is based upon the fact that Shin got inspired by a drop of water. The (head-) shape he created made me think of an orange squeezer and I decided to make a character based upon that.
Some minor changes to the original design: shortened the ‘head’ and removed/replaced the arms with my own design. And of course an orange!

Hope you like it.

Update #1: I have added Squeezzrr also to the gallery of Pop’set. It will be visible in 48 hours :D. To bad that there is no like button anymore 🙁
Update #2: I was missing the possibility to “like” this! So now you can do that here: like me on facebook. So like me alot 😀
Update #3: Yes!! added to the Pop’set Colours’ attack contest – gallery: http://www.popsetpaper.com/layers-node/519 to bad no “like” so I have created my own like!

Subwalk – Urban Paper: book launch and papertoy art show

I should have posted this a lot sooner, but here it is: the official invitation to the Urban Paper: book launch and papertoy art show at Subwalk. (in Dutch and English)

Op zaterdag 1 AUGUSTUS opent SUBWALK URBAN PAPER: book launch + paper toys art show. Naast de Europese release van het boek URBAN PAPER gevuld met paper art van diverse internationale designers, start een expositie met de nieuwste werken van diverse nationale en internationale designers die nog te zien zal zijn de gehele maand augustus.

PAPER TOYS zijn de snelst groeiende stroming binnen de designer toy wereld. Door hun gratis beschikbaarheid online wordt er een uniek platform voor zowel designers als liefhebbers geboden.

BOOK LAUNCH

Het URBAN PAPER is het eerste boek waarin deze opkomende trend centraal staat. Het bevat naast 26 kant-en-klare papertoys van de internationale top designers, interviews met de makers en een stap-voor-stap uitleg over het ontwerpen van je eigen paper toys, en een bonus DVD vol met templates, videos en meer.

ART SHOW

SUBWALKs URBAN PAPER show viert de officile Europese release van dit eerste paper toy boek en toont de beste originele handgemaakte paper toys van al de Urban Paper ontwerpers met o.a.: TETSUYA WATANABE / BRIAN CASTLEFORTE / BEN OBRIEN / FILIPPO PERIN / MATT HAWKINS / MCKIBILLO / JACK HANKINS / SHIN TANAKA en KENN MUNK.

Daarnaast zullen voor het eerst unieke, exclusief voor de expo ontworpen designs te zien zijn van de NEDERLANDSE ONTWERPERS: LOULOU / MARSHALL ALEXANDER / MAARTEN JANSSENS / MATTHIJS KAMSTRA / RINGO KRUMBIEGEL / DOLLY OBLONG en SJORS TRIMBACH.

OPENING

De URBAN PAPER EXPO opent op zaterdag 1 AUGUSTUS om 20 u in aanwezigheid van alle genoemde Nederlandse ontwerpers en is te zien tot en met 30 AUGUSTUS.

LEZING

De LEZING door paper toy pionier SJORS TRIMBACH vindt plaats op vrijdag 21 AUGUSTUS en vangt aan om 20.00 u. Entree 5 euro (inclusief gratis DIY paper toy).

Meer info:

www.subwalk.nl / www.custompapertoys.com / www.sjorstrimbach.com / URBAN PAPER op myspace

CONTACT:

SUBWALK // Roos or Sjors Trimbach

LEES OOK HET INTERVIEW MET MATTHIJS KAMSTRA OVER PAPERTOYS IN HET ALGEMEEN DAGBLAD


URBAN PAPER: BOOK LAUNCH & PAPER TOY ART SHOW

Gallery SUBWALK in Arnhem, the Netherlands opens on Saturday August 1st ‘URBAN PAPER’: book launch + paper toys art show. The show will be a celebration of the European release of the URBAN PAPER book and a showcase of the newest paper pieces by both national and international artists which will be on view throughout August.

PAPER TOYS are the fastest growing trend in the designer toy world. Through their free online availability they form a unique platform or both designers and collectors. Urban Paper is the first book to capture these toys. It contains 26 ready-to-build paper toy templates by top designers, interviews with the artists and a step-by-step how-to on designing your own paper toys.

SUBWALKs URBAN PAPER art show brings the best one-of-a-kind handmade paper toys by all Urban Paper contributors such as: TETSUYA WATANABE, BRIAN CASTLEFORTE, BEN OBRIEN, FILIPPO PERIN, MATT HAWKINS, MCKIBILLO, JACK HANKINS, SHIN TANAKA en KENN MUNK.

It will also premier new paper toys designed exclusively for the expo by DUTCH ARTISTS: LOULOU / MARSHALL ALEXANDER / MAARTEN JANSSENS / MATTHIJS KAMSTRA / RINGO KRUMBIEGEL / DOLLY OBLONG en SJORS TRIMBACH.

The Urban Paper show opens on SATURDAY AUGUST 1st at 8pm with the above Dutch designers on hand and will be on view through August 30th. On FRIDAY the 21st of AUGUST a LECTURE is held by paper toy pioneer SJORS TRIMBACH.

MORE info:

www.subwalk.nl / www.custompapertoys.com / www.sjorstrimbach.com / URBAN PAPER op myspace

CONTACT:

SUBWALK // Roos or Sjors Trimbach

Drukks: the Pusher Series 1 – Dr. Bear

I’m one step closer filling the 6 slots for Pusher Series 1 (Designers on Drukks).

Scott Schaller is filling the 5th slot with his Dr. Bear
Dr. Bear by Scott Schaller

An awesome design. And I love the extras Scott designed for Dr. Bear, especial the brain case.. Always wanted a evil Doctor in my papertoys collection.

Of course is Scott and Nice paper toys member, you almost have to be 😉 …

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.
Boxy student self portraits
Scott himself
Scott Schaller

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. 🙂

Urban papercraft: Spiky Baby Deluxe series – part 2

Update #1: Im sorry: it seems that the deluxe series is no longer available.

Ric pointed out to me that there is an update on the SPIKY BABY DELUXE SERIES from Shin Tanaka:
SPIKY BABY DELUXE SERIES

This is a special one, you don’t want to mis this series: the master himself is giving some new models away in this download.
Of course the SPIKY BABY are designed by some very talented designers, and you should check them out (see the links below), but I’m a fan, and the models Shin makes are really cool.

So lets take a look at this SPIKE BABY custom:

Don’t know how they are called but the link is called “SMN” and the image “SNKR” (sneaker?)
???

Link and image is called “TTB”
???

As other SPIKY BABY series you can download all models at random, but I don’t have the patience to download them all that way.
So I hacked it a little and give you all the links at once:

Update #2: I removed the links, they don’t work: you are too late for the download
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  2. akira 385
  3. Akishi Nishida 376
  4. BARON UEDA 126
  5. BOUNCE 965
  6. BOX 026
  7. David Horvath 279
  8. DavidFlores 396
  9. eshimasa 854
  10. gumliens 553
  11. HARIKEN 525
  12. HYPER CORE 128
  13. KAIJIN 339
  14. KAZUHIRO HINO 944
  15. KIMA 962
  16. koraters 204
  17. MOCHIWO 541
  18. mori chack 559
  19. mori chack heavy blood 195
  20. mori chack instinctive 519
  21. NO23 Tomohiro 391
  22. REACH2 828
  23. REACH 609
  24. SHIN 813
  25. T9G 394
  26. Terry 207
  27. TOUMA2 924
  28. TOUMA 107
  29. NEKONOKO 546
  30. CUPCO 1 864
  31. CUPCO 2 956
  32. CUPCO 3 128
  33. CUPCO 4 454
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  35. MAD 697
  36. DavidFlores blue 769
  37. DavidFlores green 857
  38. MAD BARBARIANS 465
  39. VFDR
  40. TTB
  41. SMN G
  42. SMN P
  43. SMN M
  44. BSHITT 754