Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Football / Soccer designs 9 to 16

Well all the kit designs are finalised for the 32 teams so here's the next 8, dya recognise any of them!?! 17 to 24 next week or . . .

I've been posting two at a time on my Instagram account too #Box_Eds and have started to gather some followers. One of them being Luca Crosta #_LUCA_CROSTA_ the young talented AC Milan goalkeeper. He's only 16 years old but is 190cm tall or over 6ft 2 in old money. A big dude with a big future!

Anyway the easiest and most enjoyable part of designing my football paper toys is now out of the way, next comes a lot of repition. For each kit they'll be several different ethnicities, a sheet of numbers and letters to cut out for the back of the shirt and also a colouring in outline. I've also come across a few design errors, the main one being the eyebrows are a bit wonky so I'll have to tweak them for all the different variations. 

I'll do some prototypes this week to break up the monotony so will post some pics on Instagram and on here next week.

Monday, 7 April 2014

Got . . . got . . . need! Need! I'll swap you three Kenny Jackets for your Luther Bissett!?!

My kids paper craft Easter Bunnies are available in my Etsy shop, I put up them last Monday. Very happy with my photographs, best bunch yet I think, though still room for improvement. So if you're looking for something a bit different from the usual chocolate egg route for the kids I reckon my paper toy bunnies will be right up your tree lined boulevard!

Sales on Etsy are still a little static. I'm aiming to at least double my total sales each month. I've got one so far, seven more needed. So if you enjoyed making the bunny why not add a Box Eds Paper Crafts sheep or monkey or cow or tiger into the mix!?!

My next paper toy project makes me feel rather nostalgic. I think you'd have to be English to truly appreciate where I'm coming from though. Back in the 80's the 'skill' thing to do was to collect football stickers, Panini I think the company who produced them was called. You'd get credit card sized stickers of a head and shoulders photograph of players from each team in the Canon First Division as the Barclays English Premier League was then known. These would come in a pack of six which you'd pay 10 pence for down at Abernethy's or Hancocks or The Anvil (names of the local newsagents in the satelite town I grew up in).

Anyway I digress, my next paper toy project reminds me of those stickers . . . in a way. You may, or may not, recognise or associate some of the strips with certain teams, I'll leave you to guess who they might be. However my aim is to have a total of 32 team strips cut, folded, stuck and photographed by the end of April, somewhat ambitious but I'm on target at the moment. Below are the first eight teams which you can use as a screen saver, eight more this time next week.