Material of the Month – Cardboard!
Welcome to the new series of Material of the Month. The first post is dedicated to the humble, underrated corrugated cardboard.
Commonly used for prototyping, cardboard has the advantage of being a very cheap material, a fast cutting material (double cheap), and a light weight material (triple cheap for shipping). t’s also recyclable, so you can score brownie points with all the trees on your street.
Prototyping isn’t the material’s only purpose, and every now and then we stumble across some pretty cool cardboard products like this customisable cot (children sold separately) or Mark Langan’s wall art.
The Grimlies on the wall are made from two layers of 6mm card and painted with acrylic paint. Each one only takes a few minutes to cut out, a couple of minutes to glue together and another few minutes to paint.