Papertoy Monsters: 50 Cool Papertoys You Can Make Yourself!

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Workman Publishing, 2010 - Crafts & Hobbies - 233 pages
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A breakthrough paper-folding book for kids—paper airplanes meet Origami meets Pokemon. Papertoys, the Internet phenomenon that's hot among graphic designers and illustrators around the world, now comes to kids in the coolest new book. Created and curated by Brian Castleforte, a graphic designer and papertoy pioneer who rounded up 25 of the hottest papertoy designers from around the world (Indonesia, Japan, Australia, Italy, Croatia, Chile, even Jackson, Tennessee), Papertoy Monsters offers 50 fiendishly original die-cut designs that are ready to pop out, fold, and glue. The book interleaves card stock with paper stock for a unique craft package; the graphics are colorful and hip, combining the edginess of anime with the goofy fun of Uglydolls and other collectibles. Plus each character comes with its own back-story.

And the results are delicious: meet Pharaoh Thoth Amon, who once ruled Egypt but is now a mummy who practices dark magic in his sarcophagus. Or Zumbie the Zombie, who loves nothing more than a nice plate of brains and yams. NotSoScary, a little monster so useless at frightening people that he has to wear a scary mask. Yucky Chuck, the lunchbox creature born in the deepest depths of your school bag. Plus Zeke, the monster under your bed, Nom Nom, eater of cities, and Grumpy Gramps, the hairy grandpa monster with his very own moustache collection.


 

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Papertoy Monsters

User Review  - kresp123 - Overstock.com

I purchased the first one as a birthday present and all of the children were so interested so I purchased more from O.com for Christmas presents and I am sure the recipients will also be thrilled. Great activity gift for girls boys or dads or moms. Read full review

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User Review  - mcelhra - LibraryThing

This book has 50 paper monsters that you punch out, fold and glue. My five year old and seven year old had a blast putting these together with the help of their dad. My seven year old could put some ... Read full review

Contents

Monster Legends
1
Earth Ocean Space Monsters
59
Mutant Food Thing Monsters
125
Human Monsters
171
Create Your Own Papertoy Monsters
209
About the Artists
231
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About the author (2010)

Brian Castleforte is an artist and graphic designer who has created cutting-edge graphics for Nike, Sony, Warner Brothers, MTV, and others. He is also the creator of nicepapertoys.com, the first and only papertoy social network. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two (real) puppies.

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