The recently published book, The Art of Cardboard, by Lori Zimmer showcases the resourceful, playful, and surprising world of cardboard art and design. The book features stunning projects from around the world, taking us through the art-making processes. More than just exercises in recycling, the works are intricate, immersive and socially engaging. Using and reusing a readily available resource, artists have made cardboard art a popular global trend, especially for those interested in temporality, environmentalism, art-world economics and materialism, and alternative exhibition forms. Zimmer explores this versatile art form and its artists from the perspectives of public art, collaboration, alternative creative economics, and contemporary mythology and storytelling.
Lori Zimmer is a New York based writer and curator whose career has been linked to the public art and graffiti community. Alongside her curatorial projects and collaborations, she is creator of Art Nerd New York, and contributor to many art publications and online magazines. Published on July 15th, The Art of Cardboard: Big Ideas for Creativity, Collaboration, Storytelling, and Reuse is now available to buy online.
Blog entry by April Dell in Berlin; Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015.