Brian Castleforte’s Papertoy Monsters
Brian Castleforte is a independent artist, creative director, motion graphics designer, and animator based in Los Angeles and the founder of NicePaperToys, the first papertoy social network. For anyone who hasn’t heard of papertoys, think of it as a mash-up of origami and designer toys, a viral Internet art movement that used to be limited to designers and illustrators.
Papertoy Monsters is a fabulous book created by Brian (Workman, January 2011) and it’s the first papertoy book made especially for kids (though crafters, toy collectors, techies, and gamers of all ages will enjoy it, too). With 50 die-cut templates, all you have to do is pop them out, fold, and glue. There’s no cutting. Everything is prefolded. Simple as that.