Paper Faith: Shigeru Ban’s Cardboard Cathedral

Japanese architect Shigeru Ban is well-known for his works with a limited temporal scope: we mentioned in last week’s article on the Snoozebox Hotel that he used shipping containers for disaster relief housing in Miyagi, and he has a considerable portfolio of disaster relief works made of paper products, including houses, schools, churches, and concert…

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They Might Be Giants And The Pink Cardboard Monsterhearse

They Might Be Giants: remember them? “Birdhouse In Your Soul”? C’mon, you don’t remember that unreal music video from 1989? For shame! The cover art for the band’s most recent effort, 2011’s Join Us, features a pink hearse/monster truck hybrid, which is an interesting image in itself. But the band and the cover art’s designer,…

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The Cardboard Monster Invasion

Wooster Collective reports about this great animation made by the Dutch artist Sjors Vervoort. The cardboard creatures, monsters and insects show to conquer the Dutch city of Eindhoven. Actually I assume the movie is recorded in Eindhoven, but I’m not sure. There’re a couple of words to read on billboards that make me think so….

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Norwegian Clouds Of Cardboard

Design studio Fantastic Norway created a dreamy, pixellated cloud of recycled cardboard for the student exhibition of the Norwegian Centre for Design and Architecture in Oslo. Their artwork demonstrates how beautiful a simple idea can be. “Being that the exhibition is set to present brand new design objects, we decided to base the architectural concept…

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