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.


About the author

Didu is a fine art painter, curator and musician, born and raised in São Paulo, Brazil, but who has also lived a long time in Los Angeles, where he’s back and forth all the time. His own work reflects his personality: simple, clear and direct, from Japanese traditional paintings with acrylic ink and sand, to pointillism and airbrush.