Saturday August 1st the gallery SUBWALK in Arnhem, the Netherlands opened URBAN PAPER: book launch + paper toys art show. And it was awesome!!
If you missed it, you missed something special. (Read more about the show)
I liked it because I got to meet : LOULOU / MARSHALL ALEXANDER / MAARTEN JANSSENS / MATTHIJS KAMSTRA / RINGO KRUMBIEGEL / DOLLY OBLONG en SJORS TRIMBACH.
and a special appearance NICK KNITE.
Nice to meet them all, it was very educational (need to have better business cards and a papertoy which I can sell) and very inspiring. That was what I hoped for: get good energy to create even better stuff.
I had two new paper toys to show:Lo Slungg and NOISSGrumm.
Today I present Lo Slungg
Lo Slungg papertoy
I don’t have a logo for the little fellow yet, no instruction, it’s not finished for the public. So you can’t download it here yet π .
But that will happen soon enough, and if you can’t wait: drop a line in the comments and I will send you the file as-it-is. π
One of my most popular post is about how to create papertoys (How to create your own papercraft).
It seems that a lot of people are interested in papertoys and how to make themselves.
On Nice paper toys (NPT) this question pops up now and again on the forum.
You can buy a book about it, if you want to know more about it: Urban paper toys (well you should buy this book anyhow because I’m in it π ).
But besides my post about this subject you’re on your own…..
Well perhaps not for long! I’ve been playing with this idea for a while now of making a tutorial series about papertoy and how you can make one yourself. That got me thinking….
It seems that people really enjoy making/creating papertoys, so why not make a book about it?
…… hmmm a book, I have never thought about writing a book (grammar is not really my thing, not in English and not in my native tongue), I never wrote a book or designed one (well… not recently).
So I have no idea where this series is taking me, but here it is:
I want to make a “book” about creating/designing Urban Paper toys. But I’m a internet designer/developer, I have no experience with book design, no experience with writing a book and no idea how to do it.
It doesn’t matter, I have my blog. I can write and rewrite as much as I want.
And I have something that a conventional writer doesn’t have: User generated feedback….. (no idea what that means? It’s you giving me comments/advice/whatever and helping me write this “book” by giving comments).
I say “book” because you don’t really need the book, because you can read it on my blog. But for the less internet savy peeps I can create a download link for a e-book or a you can buy a book.
I have searched for options to Self Publish and I found a couple, but these two sites seem to popup the most: lulu.com/ and booksurge.com/.
But before I can think about that, I need to write about papertoys and how they are made.
So this week I’m focusing on how I will do this on my blog.
But in the mean time, use the comments to show me what you want to know
A video that will be going along side the book, Urban Paper, that was put together by Matt Hawkins (www.madhawkins.com) and released by HOW publications (howdesign.com) It’s scheduled for an April release.
Damn there are very talented people doing this stuff. I need to get better at it!!
This is a strange entry in the Urban papercraft series: jins studio22cool pet rangeland paper model and toy design
I normally would write about this project: you can adopt a papermodel for the right amount of cash. Especially the fact that you have to pay for a papermodel is something that I don’t like, but there is are free models, and a blank version…
Some time ago Nice Bunny started a social network about papercraft.
There are a lot of very talented people who are already part of this network and you don’t need an invitation. The only thing you need, is the “love” for paperToys… π
And the nice thing about people who are all doing the same thing, you get really informative discussions!
I specially like the discussion about “Sharing Designs – How to Protect your Brainchild” which can be read here, with input from Sjors Trimbach, Nice Bunny (who had some ‘trouble’ with his first papertoys), Marshall Alexander (who started creating papertoys with a custom design of Readymech) and Matt Hawkins.
This discussion is not only very helpful for papertoy designers, but it’s very nice to read: people tell there horror stories, toes are being stepped on, history of some designs are explained, …. π
And what is a social network without the promotional stuff: here we have a Network Badge (Large)