Can I Have a Kitten

2016-10-02

I realize it has been a long while since my last post. This has been due to a few things happening simultaneously in my life which kept me very busy. A couple of projects came along, and at the same time I took on a full-time project that by definition takes up the bulk of my time. Also, the family council rightfully demanded some summertime vacation which we spent in beautiful northern Italy.

Also, I spent a good part of the remaining time on a personal software project during summer. The project is now coming to fruition, and I will present it here some time in the near future – it’s a web application for kids, and – if I may say so – quite interesting. More on that in a later update.

Anyway, I am still alive and kicking, and you can expect more frequent updates once again from here on. For starters, I’d like to show you a very nice project in which I took part. It’s a new papercraft book, beautifully illustrated by the very great Mina Braun, an incredibly talented illustrator. I was asked to do some papercraft designs for Mina’s illustrations, and was very grateful for the enjoyable collaboration. Here is Mina on Instagram, by the way.

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The book answers kids’ typical question, ‘Can I have a Kitten?’ Well, now you can, dear, one made from paper. The book is a collection of paper toys, revolving around Kasper (the kitten) and his friends.

There are classical dress-up dolls with a nice assortment of outfits designed by Mina:

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There are finger dolls:

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And there are articulate 3D dolls:

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Plus a collection of furniture and accessories for the kittens (the photos are from the yet unillustrated prototypes):

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Speaking of prototypes, here is a work-in-progress photo of the 3D dolls:

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And here is a real-life play scene my kids created with the set:

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The book is out in the UK, and should be available from most bookstores, including – of course – Amazon (where you can also order it internationally, should you not be based in the UK).

Comments

  1. jet, Reply

    woooh what a nice suprise that you have made with others a book. congretualations.
    and how cute are those kittens and the little suply’s around them.
    i love it.

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