I have written a post about Jerom
I have written about the paperToys book from Matt Hawkins before: it’s a book about the most talented paperToy designers in the world!
(and I’m part of that group 😉 )
Because the list is so impressive I should write about these people…..
And I already did that: a lot of these paperToy designers are part of my Urban papercraft series
But there are some where I will not write about: not because they are not talented, but they don’t meet the requirements for my definition of Urban Papercraft. So I hope I don’t offend someone, but this group of designers will be striked out (
- Shin Tanaka — 🙂 read my posts yes, wrote about him more then once…
- 3eyed Bear — 🙂 read my post
- Speaker Dog — 🙂 read my post
- Toypaper — 🙂 read my post I love papercraft/Flash
- Sjors Trimbach — 🙂 read my post one of the first paperToy designers a wrote about.
- Ken Munk — 🙂 read my post I really like the idea of hunting trophies
Carlo Giovani — 🙁 very talented though
- E440 — 🙂 read my post
- Illectronics — 🙂 read my post
- Jonny Chiba — 🙂 read my post
- PHILL — 🙂 read my post
- Marshall Alexander
- Nice Bunny — 🙂 read my post very recently
- SIZZA — 🙂 read my post
- P.P. Bear 100% loading
- Big Chief
- Bryan Rollins
- Christopher Bonnette — 🙂 Update #2: read my post
- Grumm — nice dude! 😉
- Jerom — 🙂 Update #1: read my post
Rommy very, very, very cute, but no blank template
Cubotoy — very beautyfull, can’t find blank template, pitty 🙁
- Matt Hawkins
I see I have my work cut out for me….
Papercraft X is not really one person that has a model that you can customize, but this site collects all papercraft models that can be customized.
All big name can be found over there (Shin Tanaka, Matt Hawkins, me 😉 , ….), but also some smaller/unknown designers can be found there.
We’re aiming to catalogue all of the urban toys in the world!
This site is maintain by Jun aka SonicScape Jun who also has models which you can customize
Jun is also a member of Nice Paper Toys
Why have I never written about Nice Bunny?
Probably because of the controversy around his first designs. The first time I saw a design of Nice Bunny was the “Nice Bunny Paper Toys” (Tagger, DJ, Samurai, etc.)
I wanted to write about him immediately, but I read somewhere that this series was base upon BrickBoy from Sjors Trimbach and he was not happy about that.
This all has been cleared up, and you can see that the series is now with a little footnote:
The NiceBunny Paper toys are Brian Castleforte, inspired by & built on the BrickBoy template Sjors Trimbach, with permission.
(read about this story here, where Nice Bunny explains the whole story)
After all this was blown over I was to lazy to add Nice Bunny to the urban papercraft series.
And Nice Bunny exploded: he got a new site, started an online shop, started Nice Paper Toy (read my previous post), and started the Hedkase Artist series Paper Toys
And with an impressive lineup:
Ben the Illustrator
Nick Knite (SIZZA)
and the list goes on and on (check it out)
What can I say…. I’m sorry 😉
You can get the template here with an explanation how it works
or use this direct link to the blank hedkase .PDF template
Because I talk about two topics on my blog that have absolutely nothing to do with each other I created (well, WordPress provided it) two separate RSS feeds for Urban papercraft and Flash.
- All Flash posts
- All Urban papercraft posts
At the beginning of this year Shin Tanaka came with a secret project: the SPIKY BABY Deluxe series. This project had two tags “Real Arts for Everyone” and “Change the Game”….
So this project must be something
Today SPIKY BABY DELUXE SERIES is revealed:
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 #1: all these downloads are limited time only :: that time has passed… the links don’t work anymore….
Good luck downloading a great SPIKY BABY set.
Read an interview with Shin Tanaka at Toysrevil about this project.
Update #1: Everything about this project seems to have disappeard, and that is the reason this post seems to empty… If you know about the new location or a gallery; just let me know.
Custom Vibe, a site about designer toy customs and ‘making new friends’, has a little paper fella that you can customize.
There are some great entries already: check the gallery for the latest updates.
So download the blank template and start customizing.
I have seen this site before, but never gotten around blogging about it, untill Nice Bunny made a custom for it: so
[via Nice Bunny]
I read in an article about Shin Tanaka that he started creating paper models and templates for all his favorite sneakers he couldn’t afford when he was a student…
We seem to like the same sneakers!
One of my favorite Nike is create in paper by Shin: the Nike Air Force 1 is created by Shin in paper and can be found on the internet:
NIKE AIR FORCE 1 paper model and LMAC BABESTAS
download the Nike Air Force One (.PDF) here.
And the Nike AF-1 can be found here:
(or download the Nike AF-1 here (.PDF))
Shin has even had an exhibition with these sneakers:
Shin also worked together with Onitsuka Tiger and created a template for
Onitsuka Tiger – Mexico66.
You can create your own Mexico66: just download the blank version here: Onitsuka Tiger – Mexico66 (.PDF).
This project has it’s own Flash site: http://shin.onitsukatiger.co.uk/.
And you can send in your customs on the same site.
Last week I talked about the collaboration between Shin Tanaka and Nooka: nooka boxboy.
Which was a good reason to visit Shin Tanaka site, and there it was: another cool papercraft project called BOXY (traveling over the world).
Shin wants custom designs for BOXY, but instead creating a downloadable link on his site (like Spiky Baby or Mask Hoody), the designer has to take a picture of his design and send it to Shin. He will put it on his site, and you will get your 15 minutes of fame….
Want to? Go to the page that explains what you need to do!
You should visit the BOXY page, because there a regular updates, but you can view a couple entries here:
Start slideshow here
Shin Tanaka, one of my favorite urban papercraft artists, teamed up with Nooka.
Before this post I had never heard about Nooka, but they make very nice watches (which are difficult to find in the Netherlands).
Nice to know, but what has that to do with papercraft?
Nothing and everything, in a collaboration between the two, they created a papercraft project with the name “nooka boxboy“.
Check out NOOKA Collab | SHIN TANAKA.
Or some of the pictures:
And you can also submit your own designs, although I’ve been checking this site regularly but haven’t seen any updates in the Gallery.
But submitting won’t hurt, or you can make a custom just for yourself: save the nooka boxboy blank template and start designing.