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 [...]
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.