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We Are Paper Toys: Print-Cut-Fold-Glue-Fun Paperback – June 15, 2010


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Harper Design (June 15, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0061995126
  • ISBN-13: 978-0061995125
  • Product Dimensions: 0.7 x 8 x 9.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.9 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #848,309 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Back Cover

We Are Paper Toys! presents thirty-two of the finest paper toy designers in the world. Each artist gives us a glimpse of their world and explains their passion for paper toys through a personal interview.

The book includes a CD with PDF templates of some of the paper toys showcased in this book. They are ready to be printed, cut, and pasted so you can have these small works of art in your own home. It's never too soon to start cutting, folding, pasting, and above all, having fun!

About the Author

Louis Bou is an expert in the fields of art, graphic design, photography, and fashion, and is the author of more than forty books on these subjects. He has photographed mo­dels, artists, and actors, filmed and directed a music video for the Spanish band Alive, and is currently the photographer and art director for a feature film that will become a web series. In 2012, Louis opened his design studio, Mista Studio in Madrid, Spain.


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Louis Bou is an expert in the fields of art, graphic design, photography, and fashion, and is the author of more than forty books on these subjects. He has photographed mo­dels, artists, and actors, filmed and directed a music video for the Spanish band Alive, and is currently the photographer and art director for a feature film that will become a web series. In 2012, Louis opened his design studio, Mista Studio in Madrid, Spain.

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Irishgal on May 17, 2011
Format: Paperback
My 10 year old son loves this book. He has had it over a year (so got it at just 9). He is creative, the origami type so it is his thing anyway but other children coming to the house, not so into paper art enjoy it too. But if you do have a child that enjoys origami or other paper art this is the book for them. Hours of cutting, folding etc.. and the cutest little toys as a result. So you look at the book and if there is a paper toy of interest most of the time it is on the CD to print out (we use the CD on a windows platform, not sure about mac) Any of the projects print on one sheet of paper only...so not sheets and sheets for one item. If a paper toy that is in the book is not on the CD my son tells me you can go to a website and find it there. I have not counted but plenty on the CD anyway. WE have taped or pasted the little toys standing on to a piece of card as a greeting card and friends/teachers seem to like them. This book and a small pointed, scissors would make any parent or child very happy.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Francisco on February 26, 2012
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its a good book though I thought all the blueprints were in the cd, but there are only a few.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Igor Orlovsky on February 26, 2011
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One of the best paper craft books I have ever come across!

A must have for graphic designers and packaging enthusiasts.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Drive-By Reviewer on November 10, 2013
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There is no indication of which projects pictured in the book are on the CD. There are no previews of the projects on the CD. Some of the ones I looked at didn't even show what the final toy would look like. You have to print out and cut out which projects you want to do, which compared to other books of this type, is a huge pain. Other books, like Papertoy Monsters (Papertoy Monsters Make Amazing Papertoys have the body parts all perforated and easy to punch out. That book is waaayyyy better than this book.
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