PAPERNET: Urban Paper

September 1st, 2009 | researchmaterial

Jean Snow:

…the “Urban Paper” paper toy art show and book launch is still happening at Cafe Pause next month. Produced by Josh McKible … it celebrates the recently launched book Urban Paper: 25 Designer Toys to Cut Out and Build by bringing together new works from a host of designers who were featured inside (including Josh).

As you can see above, Josh has designed a very cool poster for the show, starring the show’s mascot. More than just a graphic, the little dude can actually be printed out and built…

Not only is Urban Paper a wonderful name, but this speaks to the more play-oriented aspects of the Papernet, which I don’t usually consider because it’s not really my field. But it’s really kind of a nice idea, designing toys (or, perhaps more properly, figurines, dolls or models) (and paper dolls have been a thing for kind of a long time!) that can be batted around the net until they reach a printer, get printed off and scattered into the physical wild…


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