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Cubeecraft (pronounced “kyoob-ee”) papercraft toys feature interlocking tabs for construction – eliminating the need for tape, glue or other messy adhesives. To download click on the model you would like then save the template image.

Each toy is designed to be printed on a standard piece of 8 1/2 X 11 A4 letter paper. Simply print, cut and fold your model into a cute and fun paper toy.

For help with printing please check out the printing help section here.

If you have another concern please check out the frequently asked questions section here.

Who is behind Cubeecraft?
Difficulty
Frequently Asked Questions
Client/Partner List
Exhibition List

Who is behind Cubeecraft?

 

Although there are a number of guest artists with work on the site, the vast majority of the work, regular maintenance, and the original template which spawned this whole thing are all the work of just one guy – Chris Beaumont.



What do the difficulty ratings mean?

 

A 1 scissor rating is the easiest and a 5 scissor ratings is the hardest -however every papercraft on Cubeecraft is designed to be as easily as possible to build. There is currently no model even rated as high as 5 on the site.

1 scissor.This is the most basic Cubeecraft. Cutting out the shapes and slitting the lines for the tabs will be the most extensive cutting required and the folds are very basic.
2 scissors. This means there is a shape that needs to be cut with an exacto besides a straight line (such as a beard or other detail.)
3 scissors. This means there is an additional part or two not seen on normal Cubee’s that will need to be attached.
4 scissors.This means that there are various additional parts not seen on normal Cubee’s that will need to be attached and that those parts may seem more complex somehow.
5 scissors.No idea what this means – there has not been a Cubeecraft yet who was rated above a 4.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I print the designs? Please check out the printing help page here.

What kind of paper should I use? Standard printer paper should be fine – however I a heavier card stock will be more durable.  It is recommended then that you use something between 65 lbs and 110 lbs.  Any heavier and the paper may buckle when you fold it.  Be sure no matter what stock you use to score your fold lines before you fold them, this will make for cleaner, professional look.

I missed one of the limited edition models! Can you send it to me? Sorry but they are called “limited edition” for a reason. Here is a list of the models you may have missed:

  • Nine Inch Nails Ghosts I-IV
  • Kiki
  • Kaikai
  • John McCain
  • Kanye Bear
  • Spongebob
  • Kenny
  • Stan
Do you take requests? I like to hear what people would be interested in seeing on the site – but I offer no guarantees. If you have a request please post it in the comments here.

I would like to submit a Cubee and become a guest artist! That isn’t a question! Oh well. If you feel compelled to create a Cubeecraft character and want to submit it to the site for possible posting you can find submission guidelines here.

You just said artist! Is Cubeecraft art? This body of work is a paper based “installation” functioning as an interactive community project; self coined “Cubeecraft”. “Cubee”, pronounced “kyoob-ee”, takes “cube”, the geometric form underlying each design, and adds “ee” to denote the cutification and miniaturization of each subject. “Craft” describes the handmade approach to my premise and its relation to the ancient and modern practices of paper-craft generally.

The subject matter of each Cubee is heavily grounded in the subset of pop culture sometimes referred to as “geek culture”; each piece personifying concepts spanning from classical literature to the newest video game. Originally inspired by commercial package design, I fine tuned the Cubees structure for over a year in advance of launching it to the public. Cubees are meant to be quick and user friendly.

>Download-able and easy to assemble, the Cubees are an internationally shared project. Popular in Brazil, sold (without permission or commission) on the streets in Thailand, used in classrooms in Japan and in American Ikea displays, “Cubeecraft” appeals to a visceral need to build, and a cultural need to represent our ideas in abbreviated fashion.

Or, in not so many words – yes

May I take or create a Cubeecraft and use it to promote my website/company/property, enter it in a contest, make T-Shirts or other apparel? NO. Cubeecraft is intended for private use and not to be used in a commercial capacity without permission! If you are interested in a commission or licensing the template for commercial or promotional use (including such previous projects as press kits, official downloads, books, pre-printed premiums, or an other type of giveaway) please contact Chris.  Prices are given on a case by case basis.

May I print out and sell Cubeecraft templates at a convention, flea market, fundraiser etc? NO. I am asked this pretty often and I’m not sure why since they are available online for free, but you cannot sell Cubeecraft designs! I am not affiliated (unless otherwise noted) with any of the intellectual property owners! I will never grant permission to sell a Cubeecraft based on a character I did not create! Keep in mind that if you are able to get permission from the IP holder that is great – but you still need my permission as well (see above about licensing the template).

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How often do you update? What’s the best way to find the latest and greatest? Cubeecraft has something new at least once a week (though there are often multiple updates).  Following the blog, “like”ing on Facebook and following on Twitter are the best way to keep up with all of the latest.

Clients/Partners

If you are interested in a commission or licensing the template for commercial or promotional use (including such previous projects as press kits, official downloads, books, pre-printed premiums, or an other type of giveaway) please contact Chris.  Prices are given on a case by case basis.

Clients include:

[Adult Swim] (Cartoon Network)
Amazon.com
Arcana Heart 3/Aksys Games
Batman: Brave and the Bold/Penguin Publishing/DC Comics
BlazBlue/ZEN-United/Arc System Works
Carnival Cruiselines/Arnold Worldwide
Cheetos/Goodby, Silverstein & Partners/Meebo
Declaration 1776
Fangamer
Green Lantern (2011 film)/Penguin Publishing/DC Comics
Lego Star Wars/LucasArts/Take Two Productions
Penny Arcade/Hothead Games
Princess Bride Game/Worldwide Biggies
Ranch Rush/Fresh Games
Resident Evil: The Darkside Chonicles/Capcom
Ronald McDonald House
Scott Pilgrim/Oni Press/NBC Universal
Spongebob Squarepants/Penguin Publishing/Nickelodeon
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Sonic X, Dinosaur King/4Kids Entertainment
Wario DIY/Nintendo/Leo Burnette
The Witcher/CD Projekt Red

Exhibitions

Cubeecraft have been featured in a number of Exhibitions and publications. For a list of publications please visit the press section here.

—- Exhibitions —-

There have been 3 Exhibitions featuring Cubeecraft to date:

Exhibit @ Too Art for TV 3
Erebuni Gallery, 158 Roebling St Brooklyn NY
December 5th, 2009 through December 15th, 2009

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Produkt 01 – A giant original design (about 3 feet tall!)

Produkt 01 mini-prints – Signed and numbered, limited edition of 75.

Exhibit @ Too Art for TV 4
Erebuni Gallery, 158 Roebling St Brooklyn NY
September 18th, 2009 through October 17th, 2009
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TK-421 – 7.5″ version

The Chosen Form of the Destructor – 7.5″ version

poprock boy by Harlancore – 7.5″ version

Cubee by Marshall Alexander – 7.5″ version

Garry by Tougui – 7.5″ version

Venus De Milo by Glen Brogan – 7.5″ version

Produkt 01 – 7.5″ version

Dead-Sea Diver – 7.5″ tall with glow-in-the-dark face

Produkt 02 – 7.5″ version

Exhibit @ Zakka
Zakka, 155 Plymouth St, Brooklyn NY
September 25th, 2009

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TK-421 – 7.5″ version

The Chosen Form of the Destructor – 7.5″ version

poprock boy by Harlancore – 7.5″ version

Cubee by Marshall Alexander – 7.5″ version

Garry by Tougui – 7.5″ version

Venus De Milo by Glen Brogan – 7.5″ version

Dead-Sea Diver – 7.5″ tall with glow-in-the-dark face

Seven – 7.5″ version

Zakka – 7.5″ version

TK-421 – standard

The Chosen Form of the Destructor – standard

Seven – standard

poprock boy by Harlancore – standard

Cubee by Marshall Alexander – standard

Garry by Tougui – standard

Venus De Milo by Glen Brogan – standard

Zakka – standard

Exhibit @ Too Art for TV 5
Erebuni Gallery, 158 Roebling St Brooklyn NY
March 25th, 2011 through April 23rd, 2011

Qbbgmo – large version

Rustee – large version

Red Eye Robot – large version

Green Produkt – large version

Shadow Trooper – large version

The Brave and the Bold – large version

Block? – large version

The Decopodian Doctor – large version

Keith by Brad Mossman – large version

Ice Cream Clone by Derek Rippe – large version

Untitled by Jen Hill – large version

Untitled by Tim Shankweiler – large version

Exhibit @ Brave New Worlds (Olde City)
45 N. 2nd St. Philadelphia PA
May 6, 2011 through TBD

Qbbgmo – large version

Red Eye Robot – large version

Rustee – large version

Tk-421 – large version

Batman (Brave & the Bold) – large version

Hal Jordan (Brave & the Bold) – large version

The Chosen Form of the Destructor – large version

Block? – large version

The Decopodian Doctor – large version

Ice Cream Clone by Derek Rippe – large version

Phone Booth – large version

Companion – large version

Storage – large version

Creepy – large version

Vulcan Scientist – large version

Garry by Tougui - large version

Foxy by Tougui- large version

Rocketman - large version

Scott Pilgrim - large version

Venus by Glen Brogan - large version

Oly and Ted by Glen Brogan

Germusu by Vanessa Germosen

Daigogo Robo by Dolly Oblong

2B Bruce by Evan Cheng

Grouch - large version

Peter - large version

Symbiote - large version

Krang - large version

Krang in Biosuit - large version

Luntee Bluntee by Marko Zubak

Cepot by Sal Azad

Pop Rock Boy by Harlancore - large version

Don Skeleto Delavega by Emilio Lopez

Cubee by Marshall Alexander - large version

Dead Sea Diver - large version

Meatwad - large version

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