this is mordecai. he's a little monster.
he's the manifestation of an idea i've had for a few days. i've been looking at my collection of paper [in total admiration] and realized the one thing they all have in common is that the surfaces of the toys are all the same. each one is made from a piece of smooth paper and any texture is a part of the graphical design. so i set out to create a toy with actual texture.
mordecai was created initially as a toy to be included in the series i'm producing for an event i'll be attending this coming summer. but when the idea of making a surface texture came to me, he was the perfect monster for the job.
there are 3,076 eighth inch slits on mordecai, a task made infinitely more enjoyable by consuming a few really good glasses of beer. [shipyard xxxx ipa, by the way.]
in total, there will be 5 little monsters. right now, i've designed and built 3. here are the other two as well as an overview of mordecai.
this is slim. i wanted to make a toy that, once cut and scored, my four year old son could make on his own.
this is leopold. he gets all the ladies.
mordecai, full view.
the underside of mordecai's template and a few of the over 3,000 cuts required.