Your Daily Andy: A Little Warhol for Your Desk
Published January 7, 2011
PHOTO COURTESY OF CUSTOM PAPER TOYS
Matt Hawkins is an illustrator, cartoonist, and paper-toy designer living in Kansas City, Missouri, and he’s made some pretty impressive toys in his day—check out this li’l monster, named Arnie after Hawkins’s first boss. His newest (and best, in our biased opinion) is a 3-D Andy Warhol made entirely of paper. Hawkins originally designed the piece as a decoration and party favor for his pop-art themed company holiday party, but decided in the new year to make the design available for free on his website. It’s been downloaded over 4,000 times so far—which Hawkins says has never happened in the first week for his other toys. And what would Warhol think? “I don’t know,” Hawkins mused. “I don’t think he’d like it!” We disagree.
With Hawkins’s 2-page PDF, a pair scissors, and a little glue, you can have a little Andy join you wherever you are, in a matter of minutes. (And once you’ve experienced Warhol silently watching over you at all times, you may begin to understand what it’s like working at the Interview office.)
DOWNLOAD MATT HAWKINS’S ANDY WARHOL PAPER TOY, AND EXPLORE MORE THAN TWO DOZEN MORE OF HIS FREE DOWNLOADABLE DESIGNS, HERE.