is a blog that gives instructions for cool papercraft objects, "reinterpreting the Danish tradition
of woven paper hearts
and ornaments." Cut paper in the prescribed ways and weave it together carefully to make a mobile of colorful hot air balloons
, gorgeous and complex boxes
; simple but satisfying pennants
and much more... including a full theater for performances by paper dolls.
By now, the story is well known
. A man sits in the backseat of a cab, sketching on a notepad as night falls over a crumbling city. He scribbles the letter I. He draws a heart. And then an N, and then a Y. Right away he knows he’s got something. This is it, he thinks. This is the campaign
The man was a designer named Milton Glaser. The city was New York. The year was 1977
. [more inside]
Everyone knows hearts, spades, clubs, and diamonds. So how do you extend this to more than four suits? Stars
are a natural choice,
although they sort of ruin the red/black symmetry. You could appeal to gaming history
by making a six-suited deck with crowns and anchors.
Or you could just double everything
and come up with a whole four extra suits.
Another great Google video.
Before "Fear of Girls
," the guys from Sleepy Eye, MN made a short film for a 48 hour film project called "Paper Hearts