Shin Tanaka – Spiky baby [series 8] is out

SPIKE BABY series from Shin Tanaka is starting with SPIKE BABY[SERIES 08].

So you know what to do, check it out

Shin Tanaka papertoy series are only active for a short time and you missed it 🙁

And here are the individual locations for the download:
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Aliceandthecat
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Urban papercraft: Phil Toyz

Wow…., what can I say, I hade the same feeling I had when I “found” Shin Tanaka
Phil is a (very) talented papercraft (and probably more then that) designer from Italy, check out his myspace page.

If been checking this incredible urban paper craft creator for a while, but I never noticed the BIG sign (thx toysrevil for pointing it out):

Phil toys

otherwise I would have written about this guy before.
The PhilToy myspace page is not very clear (there is not a lot of information).
And you can’t download the designs for G-Boy or Noise, but you can create a custom design for G-Boy is you send an email to PHIL and a template will be sent to you.

And to start your creativity: here are some designs:

do I need to say more? G-boy if phat!

There is another great design from Phil: Noise

Top 10 notation for Grumm

For a while you can download Grumm on this blog.

Grumm is a paper toy / papercraft / paper model or what ever you want to call it.
Because I’m swamped with work (started a new job) I haven’t got time to spend on Grumm and the promotion of it.

But even without that, Happy Sucks noticed Grumm:
they (??) created a Top 10 Paper Toy for Adults:

Grumm is placed at number 10, and I seem to be in good company:

  1. PP BEAR
  2. Spikey Baby
  3. Mask Hoody
  4. Mr. Robot
  5. Card Boy
  6. Brick Boy
  7. Hand Holders
  8. Big Chief
  9. Nice Bunny
  10. Grumm

Some on this list also can be found on this site

So thanx for the nice top 10 spot!

Papercraft prototype: Spraycan – part 4

After I cleaned up the files produced by Pepakura with Illustrator I could test the prototype.

If you look closely to the previous post about this project, you see that I don’t have a screenshot from the rounded part on top of the can. This is because I couldn’t get it to work in Google Sketchup… So I decided to make a globe in 3d, make a flat version in Pepakura and edit it in Illustrator (cut parts away I don’t need).

Here a the different parts I tested:

The tube
Spraycan WIP Tube

The can
Spraycan WIP Can

The cap
Spraycan WIP Cap

The round part of the can…
Spraycan WIP roundtop
I don’t think I will be using this part: it’s to detailed for this project. And quite difficult to make, when printed on a A4 papersheet.

The Spraycan complete
Spraycan WIP Complete
So without the curved part, this will be the look.

Papercraft prototype: Spraycan – part 3

I imported the .KMZ file made by Google Sketchup, which I made in part 2 of this series, to Pepakura designer and I wasn’t totally happy with the end result:

Spraycan - Pepakura

I contribute the in some cases strange “decisions” from Pepakura to:
– my very basic modeling skills (I have none)
– Pepakura can’t think like a human… (It just works like a machine) and makes strange decisions.
– I made the 3d model in one part.

I tried to clean up the 3d model, but I was getting nowhere. So I decided to clean up the file in Illustrator:
Spraycan - Illustrator

Time to put it all together!

Urban papercraft: e440 squirrels

e440Another Dutchman (Brickboy for example) who’s created a urban papercraft model: http://alle440.blog.com/

The name puzzled me for a while but e440 ‘explained’ it:
(sorry this is in Dutch…)

KLM Cargo heeft gisteren 440 eekhoorns die vanuit China op doorreis waren naar Griekenland laten afmaken. Daartoe is besloten omdat de vereiste export- en gezondheidsdocumenten ontbraken. ,,Dit is buitengewoon triest”, zegt een woordvoerder van KLM Cargo. ,,We hebben deze maatregel met pijn in ons hart moeten nemen.” [Trouw, dinsdag 13 april 1999]


And in good urban papercraft ‘tradition’ e440 has also a blank template. The only thing you need to do, is send an email and you will receive an .EPS which you can modify

You should of course visit e440 (at least to get the email address) or you can view a little gallery here:

Shin Tanaka – Spiky baby [series 7] is out

SPIKE BABY series from Shin Tanaka is starting with SPIKE BABY[SERIES 07].

So you know what to do, eck it out


Shin Tanaka papertoy series are only active for a short time and you missed it 🙁

And start downloading: the download pages for you on a platter:
(if haven’t got much time, so no names with the links… but workable)
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