Detailed cityscape of London made from cardboard and glue

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in New Art on Thursday 7 March 2013

Remember the days of building castle forts from cardboard refrigerator boxes? English artist Chris Gilmour has taken that idea to new heights. With nothing more than corrugated cardboard and glue, he’s created amazingly detailed cityscapes. In his London city design, even the Tower Fridge actually functions. Gilmour clearly believes in the motto ‘go big or […]

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Asif Farooq handmakes 300 guns out of cardboard

Denimu Contributor

By Denimu in New Art on Tuesday 8 January 2013

While trying to find a bar one night in Miami, we stumbled across one of the most amazing sights: ‘Asif’s Gun’s’, a pop up gun store created by Asif Farooq. Exhibiting more than 300 guns he handcrafted from found cardboard, painstakingly reproducing the size, shape and individual components, from snub-nosed revolvers to M16 assault rifles.

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Restaurant made completely out of cardboard

Rebekah Rhoden Contributor

By Rebekah Rhoden in New Design on Monday 26 November 2012

Now there’s a restaurant in Taiwan that’s made completely out of cardboard. At Carton King restaurant, everything but the food and utensils is made from cardboard…well, the waiter’s real too. Even thought cardboard damages easily, it can be recycled and efficiently repaired. Supposedly the food is pretty average, but the concept is revolutionary.

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Cardboard cityscapes by Berlin-based artist EVOL

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Saturday 12 May 2012

Berlin-based artist EVOL takes tattered cardboard canvasses off garbage-ridden streets, then draws and spray-paint stencils them to look like intricate urban cityscapes that look good enough to live in.

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Cardboard Cameras by Kiel Johnson

Michelle Wilding Reader Find

By Michelle Wilding in New Eco on Friday 10 September 2010

If the thought of owning a digital SLR seems so out of reach, then the next best thing is to get yourself a budget-friendly cardboard camera. American painter and sculptor Kiel Johnson crafts meticulously stunning cardboard recreations in every kind — from vintage Polaroids to 8mm, point and shoots, twin lens and SLRs.

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A Push Door to Exit video made from cardboard

Zolton Editor

By Zolton in Video on Tuesday 19 August 2008

OK, so this is the world’s first electronica music video made entirely from cardboard. The creation of London animator, Tony Comley, the track is for Push Door to Exit by Alexander’s Annexe, which is out through Warp records. Very cool.

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Portable cardboard worktable

Gerry Mak Reader Find

By Gerry Mak in New Products on Tuesday 17 June 2008

This compact, foldable, lightweight cardboard worktable, made by Icelandic designer Sruli Recht, should appeal to eco-conscious, nomadic creative types.

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