Creative Cardboard
October 24, 2007 5:48 AM   Subscribe

The Cardboard art of Chris Gilmour.
posted by Orb (12 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
Neat-o shit! The church made out of condom boxes is the most amusing, but not the most impressive thing up here. I dig the bike. But I wonder: who exactly is buying his pieces?
posted by Fisherkitty at 5:54 AM on October 24, 2007

Ha! These are so cool. Particularly the suspended piano. Thanks for the post.
posted by tepidmonkey at 5:55 AM on October 24, 2007

Nifty. Couldn't stop clicking.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 6:01 AM on October 24, 2007

Really neat. The bikes are great. As is anything that says "life size."
He definitely has an obsession with making churches out of packaging for unholy products. Which rocks.
posted by bassjump at 6:09 AM on October 24, 2007

Fisherkitty, I work for a privately-held company dealing mostly in corrugated. My boss, the founder, is really into art - he has some pieces made completely of corrugated paper.

BTW, cardboard is the stuff cereal boxes and commercial packaging is mostly made of, corrugated paper is the stuff with two pieces of paper sandwiching a wavy piece of paper, like a moving box or a fruit box. In this instance, the teakettle is made of corrugated, the churches are made of cardboard.
posted by pomegranate at 6:18 AM on October 24, 2007

Of course the irony here is that your typical FIAT 500 is actually no where near as sturdy the cardboard model that he's created.
posted by oh pollo! at 6:23 AM on October 24, 2007 [1 favorite]

Now I wish he'd take it to the next level: teapots made of corrugated paper made of aluminum foil.
posted by StickyCarpet at 6:55 AM on October 24, 2007 [1 favorite]

Reminds me of Murray Favro.
posted by anthill at 7:20 AM on October 24, 2007


Fans of cardboard churches will also like Lamp of Sacrifice, 286 Places of Worship, Edinburgh 2004 by Nathan Coley (an installation that, weirdly enough, I was just writing about before flitting to MetaFilter to procrastinate).
posted by jack_mo at 8:16 AM on October 24, 2007

Gee whiz.... no, really. I mean it. See???? Its a church ... made from a beer carton. Where the heck is his MacArthur award?
posted by R. Mutt at 10:03 AM on October 24, 2007

Neat, no-bullshit art; neat no-bullshit online presentation. A+
posted by Anything at 12:34 PM on October 24, 2007

Shit, I'll have to redact that a bit: since I generally open new links instinctively into a new tab, I did not notice the photo gallery hijacks browser behavior by opening the full-zoomed photos into a new window.

So down to A- it goes. The bicycle kicks total ass.
posted by Anything at 12:38 PM on October 24, 2007

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