Friday, June 5, 2009

WELCOME TO CUSTOM PAPER TOYS!


Hi friends, welcome to Custom Paper Toys! This is home for all the little paper creatures I make. There is a list over to the right of all my free paper toys you can download and have for your very own. I'll post a new free Paper Toy of the Month every month. I'll also be posting a stray paper toy here and there as well as my paper toy commissions and collaborations.
PAPER TO THE PEOPLE!
Matt

79 comments:

Piotr said...

wonderful wonders!! i want to make my own too! so much fun

Alea said...

very excited to try these out! :D

EL GUARROAVANTE said...

THATS GREAT!!!... I LOVE PAPER TOYS, AND I´VE FIND A LOT OF GOOD WORKS HERE...

I´VE PARTICIPATE WITH SHIN TANAKA FOR THE SPIKY SERIES 07 (HUEVART) AND MASK HOODY 03 (ISAAC).

I HAVE MY COLECTION OF ALL THE PAPER TOYS AROUND THE GLOBE, IS MY SCHOOL TESIS.

http://papersaretoys.blogspot.com
http://avantguarro.blogspot.com

GREETINGS FROM MEXICO!!!

zets said...

Amazing work. Amazing. Your sculptures are more than good.

boonika.com

PS: try to sell it at adbundy.com (also supported by boonika.com)

Jocelan Hillton said...

the bunnies are so cute i will have to make one to get my secret toy!

JONNYCHIBA said...

i'm digging your retro styling bro.
way better than a lot of the "urban
vinyl" figures that are out there.
be in touch with you soon.
jonny chiba

Serena Kuhl said...

Hey Matt, caught your stuff over at Flickr. Truly amazing toys here. I teach high school kids about Paper Toy customisation sometimes and will have to show them your work as a role model!

BenGrrr said...

WONDDDERFULLLLL.

Anonymous said...

How do you make a toypaper? It's so great! I don't understand how you make this! Is there a freeware to do this or what!! thanx a lot!

Matt Hawkins said...

I just kinda make em by trial and error. I just try something build it, make changes, build it, make changes, build it, make changes... etc until it's right! I use Adobe Illustrator to do most the artwork and to get the lines matching up. I also build lots of paper toys by other artist and that gives me ideas for my own.
Hope that helps!

Nick-Fu said...

Excellent stuff!!
big props!

if you should ever be interested in doing a custom of my own papertoy, i would be honored..

keep it up!
many greetings from germoney!

Matt Hawkins said...

Hey Nick I'd love to do a custom SIZZA! Where can I get my hands on the template I can't seem to get on the nickknite.com site today. It must be down.

Miel para el Asno said...

great!

Me said...

how did it get to be June 5, 2009? Do I have to wait a whole year and a half to get these models? :D ... LOL

Matt Hawkins said...

It's a new feature on blogger that allows you to disrupt the space time continuum and post from the FUTURE!

Bearuh said...

Hi! Hope you dont mind but I linked to you as an example for the Monday Artday Challenge...

http://www.mondayartday.blogspot.com

If you do mind let me know and I will remove the link

claudine hellmuth said...

i just found your site from Craft magazine. love your work!

Wynne Chen said...

I love those paper toys!! Cute
& fun:)

steven said...

Hi, im new to the paper crafting gig and i was wondering what people are using to print these. thanks
Great designs btw

Matt Hawkins said...

I'd recommend either card stock (110lb) or I use matte photo paper. It's a little thinner but the colors look great.

steven said...

thanx a lot

mrs. b. said...

I am so in love with all of your work, marvy and tremendous! if you let me add your link to my blog, I would be the happiest gal ever! these are just presh!

a : )

Matt Hawkins said...

Sure you can add my link to your blog!

mrs. b. said...

thanks, doll!

a : )

JohnK said...

Hey Matt

do you think you could design toy boxes in your style of my characters? George Liquor, etc?

John

Matt Hawkins said...

Yeah Man! That would be awesome, I'd love to do that.

Araïs said...

I love this blog ! Thank you very much to share with us your amazing works !! ^^

Cheney said...

I just love your paper toys! The bunnies and robots are adorable. I would love to get some for my daughter but I think she is too young now and would just chew on them!
Very cool though!

Chocolate Log said...

Where did you buy your time machine? My local electronic store is always sold out

Matt Hawkins said...

I made my own time machine, out of paper of course!

Aldo said...

hey. a brazilian free paper toy.
http://aldofabrini.wordpress.com/category/papertoy/

post, please :)

Andrew said...

Gotta love the paper toys. These are 'cuttin' edge! Dope!

JoE said...

Love your works! They're such an inspiration I've been trying my hand at papertoy-making recently.

I just finished a series of MacKintosh chairs as a personal project. Here they are if anyone wants to check them up:

http://themonstergallery.blogspot.com/2008/05/ode-to-mackintosh.html

Cheers!
JoE
www.paper-toys.net

Ryan said...

Hey all paper toy lovers come and create your own

www.paperdotnet.co.uk

Ryan

Deal said...

Matt,
Sure been a long time since you posted one of those "stray -from-time-to-time" paper toys. We sure do miss them.
anything happening in the near future?
--Deal

Matt Hawkins said...

Hi Deal,
Yup I've got a break in the action on my book project so I'll have something up in a week or too. I haven't done one in a long time and am excited to be getting back in the saddle.

Mitch L said...

Wow those are really cool!

Carmen Vj said...

Fantastic and very unique. This is great and your creativity is awesome!

ALBERT PARDO said...

WOW, FIRST TIME HERE, AND I'M BLOWN AWAY, GREAT WORK, AN DGREAT EXPRESSIONS ON ALL YOUR TOYS, I NEED TO BOOKMARK THIS BLOG..!

TIGHT WORK..!

Craig Mackay said...

I was recently introduced to your work by Mario Zavala. You rock! I'm blown away by your talent and ability to create such appealing characters.

El Bony said...

You and Macula.tv give-me make me crazy with paper craft !! thank You!!
(my new paper toy is my own creation and I hope it will be as imitated than yours!!!)

toi et Macula.tv m'avez rendu dingue du papercraft !! MERCI !!
(mon nouveau toy est une création personnelle et j'espère qu'il sera aussi imité que les tiens).

Magp said...

wow!!! Your work is amazing.

craftedbylindy said...

Love your work, love this blog. I'm slightly confused about the dates though. lol. Hope you still post often. Love to see more of your work.

Lucius said...

OK SO WHERE ARE THE .PDF DOWNLOAD LINKS FOR ALL THIS TOYS?? =/

Johnny Riesgo said...

Hi Matt! I've used your PaperDude template for a personal project, you can see a couple of photos here in my blog:

http://ensanguinariamiento.blogspot.com/2009/05/papertoy-reich.html

By the way, great work and thank you for sharing it!

Cheers!

Cyn Narcisi said...

Great stuff here! Congratulations on your successes! You're really innovative:)

Unlimited 99 said...

this place is awesome! where have you been all my life. I'm working on a customized PD right now

Chris said...

You pwn me.

adrian said...

Hey Matt What is the reason Arnie have a more big pupil than the other.

adrian said...

Hey when are you going to put a new paper toy?

Matt Hawkins said...

Very soon, I have several toys that are almost ready to release. At least one will be up this coming week.

billy said...

I just brought it in Hong Kong. It was AWSOME!

Rose Kipik said...

Compliqué à faire celui-là ? En tout cas très drôle !

roovie said...

Woah..... nice....
love this one,

Graphics Kat said...

What is the name of the spiky fellow that is at the top of the blog on June 5 (?), 2010? I'd love to make him!

Graphics Kat said...

Oops! Never mind - I found Arnie's page.

Operation Write Home said...

Duuuuude - you are brilliant. Just had to tell ya.

Raizi said...

I came across your site while surfing and looking for inspiration for a new hobby for the year, you are an inspiration! Thanks! You are an amazingly talented artist. Aside from helping me keep my hands (and mind) busy, you've also inspired me to start designing my own figures. Keep up the good work and I would love to see more of your work in the future (without having to disrupt the time-space continuum).

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paula said...

hello! ive been a silent reader of this blog. now i need to make some "membership cards" just to play, for the kids in the library i work in. could you help me finding a nice printable? any ideas of a site where i can get that? thanks in advance!

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Ronney Argolo said...

Hello. I am Brazilian and I write to say that his work has crossed America. is brilliant. The Gnarley the Owwwl Astrognome and now they are my roommates. has released a book of just your papercrafts? hugs and excuse any spelling mistakes, I'm using google translator :P

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Christopher Ryan S said...

Hai there,

what a awsome art, just to let you know, i add your blog link to my blogger, hope we can exchange link.. :D

Regards

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CutScoreFoldAndGlue said...

wow we forgot about your great papercrafts we really must get round to building some soon cant believe you posted this in the future lol keep up the great papercraft designs

Admin said...

Toy just like your article! This is a lovely rabbit and robots. I would love to get some for my daughter, but I think she was too young and now just want to bite them!

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ARESGAR said...

vERY GOOD, COOL NICE

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Kendra Melton said...

LOVE your stuff. It's so much fun!

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