To push up the new Collective‘s portfolio of models, I created this big-eared platform-toy for 2D artists and designers to do their creating in a third dimension. This way ALL of the worlds artists can chip in a new model for the website to begin start building up momentum. A quite nifty scheme, but since all of us get a nice friendly little army of artistic toys in return to collect, exhibit all over the globe, like and share AND with the chosen mint canvas of the majestic elephant as a (sad) reminder of the wild species being endangered to become extinct (!) I am sure good Karma will come this way.
Last year at the Sauerland Museum in Arnsberg me and my dear paperfriends concluded that we had created a very successful show over the past years and decided to join forces to try and reach even higher highs. We came up with Urban Paper Collective to accommodate more complex (international) logistics and opened a bigger ‘Welcome!’-portal into what we love doing and sharing: UrbanPaperCollective.com.
It’s worth a visit, because we plan to launch a free exclusive toy EVERY MONTH! We will also let you look behind the paper-scenes, tell you what’s up over there and show you what’s hot. And what’s not. It’s designed to be some sort of ‘the Very Best of Us’ and it looks shiny fresh too.
And guess what: I have the honour to kick off with the first papertoy and set the bar. This year, our theme will be ‘Circus’ and what would a circus be without a clown? You can get the toy for a limited time only at UPC so hurry up before you only can get it through one of the books we also plan to publish.
So, without further ado, let me introduce you to my friends: Abz, AG Papertoys, Cubeecraft, Merrci, MCK, Nick Knite, Sal Azad, st Hellvis, Tougui and (honorary member) Marshall Alexander and you decide if we mean business.
As a tradition we bring yet another cutting edge calendar to be sure our fans are punctual and planned. And it’s a jewel on your desk too. This bling-ring will tell you all there is to know about dates and days. For a whole whopping year long! That’s right. We believe your boss will gladly allow you to create this cool tool in his time, so he is sure you won’t forget what day his birthday is. And watch your girlfriend react when you present it on your knees! Tell us all about it.
And a fabulous new year to everyone!
In de allerbeste traditie van het nationale en unieke volksfeest is dit ons kadootje voor in de schoen van alle kleine en grote kinderen die geloven in Sinterklaas en zijn Pieten.
Knutsel mee en ervaar: ‘Kleurpiet is zo gek nog niet!’.
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After the annual heated discussion in the Netherlands about Sinterklaas’ (local Santa Claus) helper, Piet, we decided to introduce KleurPiet to brighten up the tradition with even more fantastical, colourful helpers. Hopefully for our children to enjoy getting presents and candy for many many years to come.
Our newest set is for sale for the first time online. Wait-a-minute! Before you click away, let me explain how cool buying this will be: it’s a totally DIM (Done-It-Myself) package for you to get the DIY fun you are used to find here. This way you save yourself a lot of printing- and paper-selecting-stress, because I’ve done that for you. Besides that you get exclusive and collectible stuff like 3 never before published and signed kits, a manual for your comfort, stickers to bomb your city, a little getting acquainted card and a mini-comic, especially created to accompany the little family. Oh, and to make it even MORE exclusive: I will print ANY colour you wish, so not only will you get a one-off deal, you get a friendly family perfectly blending into your carefully designed living-space as well. I told you it would be cool…
This offer is only available at Bonbonbox until October 30th 2013, but if you have an online shop you can drop me a mail to figure out how to continue the parrot’s lifespan. If you want to write about the Parrots (or 3Eyedbear), I’ve included a press-kit below.
press-kit – maarten[at]3eyedbear[dot]com