You Have to Squeeze, Drop, and Tap These Handmade Paper Toys for Fun Surprises

By Sara Barnes on December 29, 2018

 

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앙징 맞은 일본의 오랜 전통 '종이 공예 인형'


   일본의 디자이너 나카무라 하루키는 오랜 전통인 종이 공예품을 통해 자신의 작품을 되살린다. 그는 종이 공학에 대한 그의 숙달된 이해를 이용하여 놀라운 방법으로 움직이는 기발한 생물들과 인형을 만들어낸다. 


단순히 팁을 주거나, 찌르거나, 테이블에 떨어뜨리는 행동 때문에, 그들은 그들의 진짜 모습을 드러낸다. 때때로, 그들은 완전히 새로운 것이 되거나, 몇 개의 다리를 더 노출시키거나, 그들의 보호 포탄의 편안함으로 후퇴한다. 당신은 당신이 그들과 함께 놀기 전까지는 그들이 어떻게 반응할 지 알 수 없는데, 그것은 모두 재미의 일부분이다


황기철 콘페이퍼 에디터 큐레이터

Ki Cheol Hwang, conpaper editor, curator


edited by kcontents




Japanese designer Haruki Nakamura brings his artwork to life through the time-honored tradition of paper crafting. Using his masterful understanding of paper engineering, he constructs whimsical creatures and dolls that move in surprising ways. By the simple act of tipping, poking, or dropping them on a table, they reveal their true selves. Sometimes, they become something brand new, expose several more legs, or retreat to the comfort of their protective shells. You don’t know how they’ll react until you play with them, which is all part of the fun.


Nakamura is a self-taught paper crafter whose primary goal is to entertain people with his work. He has been doing so since 2000, just a few years after he first picked up a book called Paper Craft Techniques Encyclopedia. He used that text to hone his skills, but he really began pursuing the field in earnest after he saw the joy that his paper toys brought people. Nakamura continues to keep this in mind when he builds his recent creations, coupling the engineering with witty character design to add an even more playful edge to his work.




In keeping with his desire to make others happy, Nakamura sells his paper engineering as kits on his website. Unfortunately, the designer only sells in Japan, but there is hope for those abroad—his popular Penguin Bomb toy is available on Amazon.


Japanese designer Haruki Nakamura creates engaging paper toys that move in delightfully unexpected ways.


Paper Toys by Haruki Nakamura

This post may contain affiliate links. If you make a purchase, My Modern Met may earn an affiliate commission. Please read our disclosure for more info.

Japanese designer Haruki Nakamura brings his artwork to life through the time-honored tradition of paper crafting. Using his masterful understanding of paper engineering, he constructs whimsical creatures and dolls that move in surprising ways. By the simple act of tipping, poking, or dropping them on a table, they reveal their true selves. Sometimes, they become something brand new, expose several more legs, or retreat to the comfort of their protective shells. You don’t know how they’ll react until you play with them, which is all part of the fun.



Nakamura is a self-taught paper crafter whose primary goal is to entertain people with his work. He has been doing so since 2000, just a few years after he first picked up a book called Paper Craft Techniques Encyclopedia. He used that text to hone his skills, but he really began pursuing the field in earnest after he saw the joy that his paper toys brought people. Nakamura continues to keep this in mind when he builds his recent creations, coupling the engineering with witty character design to add an even more playful edge to his work.

In keeping with his desire to make others happy, Nakamura sells his paper engineering as kits on his website. Unfortunately, the designer only sells in Japan, but there is hope for those abroad—his popular Penguin Bomb toy is available on Amazon.

Japanese designer Haruki Nakamura creates engaging paper toys that move in delightfully unexpected ways.

Paper Toys by Haruki NakamuraPaper Toys by Haruki NakamuraPaper Toys by Haruki Nakamura


You can watch more of Nakamura’s papercraft portfolio in action via his YouTube channel.

Haruki Nakamura: Website | YouTube
h/t: [Colossal]

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