With Papertoy Monsters kids can make 50 cool papertoys, each with three easy steps of pop-out, fold and glue. It's a breakthrough paper-folding book - think paper airplanes meet Origami meets Pokemon.
Papertoys is an internet and global phenomenon that’s hot among graphic designers and illustrators. This book features original die-cut designs from 24 of the hottest papertoy designers from around the world (Indonesia, Japan, Australia, Italy, Croatia, Chile, even Jackson, Tennessee). The book interleaves card stock with paper stock for a unique craft package; the graphics are colorful and hip, combining the edginess of anime with the goofy fun of Uglydolls and other collectibles. Each character comes with its own back-story.
FLAX art & design is a genuine Oakland institution. Opening their first store in 1938, they're now on their 3rd generation of family ownership and have recently relocated to a beautiful new Downtown location that could best be described as a "toy store for artists." 80 years in and they're still putting art and community front and center. You can visit them at their own site here, or find more of their products right here on Keep Oakland Alive.