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@paperboyoBy @paperboyo
First created
@paperboyoBy @paperboyo
First created
£1,623
pledged of £6,000pledged of £6,000 goal
93
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, December 18 2015 12:14 AM UTC +00:00

About

Intro Who is @paperboyo?

He adds paper cutouts to scenes to create humour and extra dimensions to photos that you might not expect. He’s been described as a non-destructive vandal, a genius and a guy with too much time on his hands. Suddenly his instagram (@paperboyo) went viral, the photos were shared and seen all over the internet. You may have seen them on your Facebook feed, on Boredpanda, or Reddit (paperboyo apologies for the overload). People began asking for postcards and then he had an even better idea... 

@paperboyo 's images were seen around the world
@paperboyo 's images were seen around the world

Okay, I’m vaguely interested...

He thought, why not go one better than postcards? Why not make some of the best cut-outs available for other people to play with and create their own photos. Not all of his ideas and photos are location specific, so he chose the best designs and the ones that could be used anywhere in the world. 

you'll be able to take photos like this
you'll be able to take photos like this
@paperboyo hard at work
@paperboyo hard at work

The cut-outs 

You don’t need to live near any whacky architecture for these cut-outs, paperboyo is designing ones that can be used anywhere. All you need to create fun images are these cutouts (which paperboyo will provide), a camera (which hopefully your smartphone will provide) and a bit of creativity (which you’ll have to provide). Of course for inspiration though, check out some of his images below and on his instagram (@paperboyo). If the project is successful enough, he’ll create a video just for backers where he’ll give you a step by step lesson on how to shoot the photos and he’ll pass on some ideas to get you started. 

paperboyo getting creative with a fountain
paperboyo getting creative with a fountain

Why £6,000 

To create quality cut-outs, paperboyo will need to team up with a machine (and a man to operate the machine). Unfortunately paperboyo doesn’t have the time or patience to create such a vast range of cut-outs himself. The target is the amount that he'll be able to persuade the machine, and more importantly, the man to get on board and help out. It’s the same with the postcards, in order to make it affordable to produce postcards, paperboyo needs to get enough people interested so that he can persuade the printers to make them at a reasonable price. Currently this is the only place where you can get a hold of @paperboyo 's images and your very own set of card cut-outs to create your own images with. 

some of the cut-outs that might be included in the kit
some of the cut-outs that might be included in the kit
some of the postcards available
some of the postcards available

Rewards 

We’d love to make all of @paperboyo 's images available, but for this campaign we’ve chosen the make the most popular images available. The more postcards you chose, the cheaper they are each. 

The cut-out kit is the exciting reward; with this you can create your very own creative photos, no matter where you are.  The final designs are being worked on, but paperboyo will also provide a video link in the kit to give you ideas and photography tips. For the bigspenders, paperboyo will provide a few options including personal photography lessons and a guided tour of secret London.

 

Risks and challenges

There is always some risk, however paperboyo will be involved in making sure the project goes smoothly. We’re getting these cut-outs expertly manufactured, and paperboyo will be personally checking every one before it goes into your envelope. He’ll be the one sealing the envelopes to make sure everything’s right!

However, problems might occur with getting these to you in time. Who knows whether the postman will decide to go on holiday, or whether it’ll take the aeroplane longer than usual to fly your order our to you. We ask for patience and we’ll do whatever we can to get these to you as soon as possible.

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    Pledge £2 or more About $2.52

    If you like what he does (and are feeling generous), paperboyo will send you a personal message of thanks via instagram or email.

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    1 x Big Ben and 1x Lion of Trafalgar Square Postcards.

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    1 x Big Ben Watch and 1x Lion of Trafalgar Square Postcards...

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    1 x London Eye Bike and 1 x Tower Bridge Champagne postcards

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    1 x Big Ben Watch and 1x Lion of Trafalgar Square Postcards...

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    1 x London Eye Bike and 1 x Tower Bridge Champagne postcard...

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    1 x Arc de Triomphe LEGO man and 1 x Autumnal Dancer Postcards

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    Pledge £12 or more About $15

    A cut-out kit containing a variety of expertly crafted paper cut-outs that you can use to create your very own creative photos. Paperboyo is designing the cut-outs right now. You won't need to live near any whacky architecture to use these cut-outs, they'll be designed so they can be used anywhere in the world. Crafted from 240GSM black card.

    Included with the kit, is a video link which will contain some ideas, tips, and suggestions from @paperboyo showing you how to make some incredible photos.

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    A cut-out kit containing a variety of expertly crafted paper cut-outs that you can use to create your very own creative photos. Paperboyo is designing the cut-outs right now. You won't need to live near any whacky architecture to use these cut-outs, they'll be designed so they can be used anywhere you are. Crafted from 240GSM black card.

    Included with the kit, is a video link which will contain some ideas, tips, and suggestions from @paperboyo showing you how to make some incredible photos...

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    Two x signed paperboyo postcards (the images will be two of @paperboyo 's favourite photos from his instagram)

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    Pledge £200 or more About $252

    A private 2 hour photography session with @Paperboyo in London. You'll have to be able to travel to London for this and be willing to be flexible with arranging a date in early 2016.

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    Pledge £500 or more About $631

    A day out in London with @Paperboyo. All you need to do is get yourself to London, and Paperboyo will show you the best breakfast in town, the best museums, hidden gems, lunch, parks, views, dinner, facts (and if you still have the energy, a bar for a night cap). Suitable for groups of 1-4. Date negotiable.

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