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Finally, at long last... Batch Four!

And just in time for Xmas! What could be better than a bunch of FREE NaniBirds to give away? 40 in fact(!), all amazing designs sent in from all across the globe. There are a lot of great skins and custom designs in Batch Four. Too many for a single page, so remember to click the little "next page" button at the bottom of each page to see the rest. Go to…


Added by mckibillo on December 22, 2010 at 9:30pm — 8 Comments

Batch Four needs more! Can you help out?

Hi all, it's been TOO long between batches… and the world needs more NaniBirds! I really want to get Batch Four released into the world. Some folks submitted designs MONTHS ago and I just never got it together enough to do a Batch release. So I need your help!

Right now I have 25…


Added by mckibillo on July 25, 2010 at 10:41pm — 8 Comments

Special deal, 4 for 3 at the NaniBird shop!

Hi all-

I've re-opened the NaniBird shop with a special deal. Just enter the code "4for3" when you checkout to get your free Glueless NaniBird! Visit to check it out! Not sure what Glueless NaniBirds are? See…


Added by mckibillo on July 14, 2010 at 4:08am — No Comments

Digital Artist NaniBird tutorial

Here's some pics of a tutorial I did for the current issue of UK magazine Digital Artist about how to create your own papertoy template. If you get a chance, check it out! To see more pics click…

Added by mckibillo on May 27, 2010 at 11:40pm — 2 Comments

The Shop is now open

And it's full of Glueless NaniBirds. Huh? No glue?!?!... Glueless NaniBirds are exactly what they sound like… you just pop 'em out, fold 'em and stick 'em together! I pretty much completely redesigned the original NaniBird template in order to achieve this tab and slot method of construction.…


Added by mckibillo on May 24, 2010 at 5:43am — 11 Comments

Lot's of NaniBird love in Holland!

The Hoogte 80 festival in Arnheim, Holland was a four day family-friendly festival of theater and art and looked like a lot of freaky fun. But one of the highlights had to be the NaniBird workshop! ^___^ The organizers even made a few giant wooden NaniBirds, including one with a couple of small TV's for eyes. Wish I could have made it there, looks like everyone had lots of… Continue

Added by mckibillo on May 18, 2010 at 6:35pm — 6 Comments

Mega Breda NaniBird Graphic Design Event Love

The organizers of the Graphic Design Festival in Breda asked if I could contribute a bunch of NaniBirds to the… Continue

Added by mckibillo on May 2, 2010 at 8:51pm — 1 Comment

Punched Out font

Found this free font recently cruising the webs and thought everyone here would really appreciate it. I think it's fairly awesome. You can get your's here:

Added by mckibillo on December 13, 2009 at 5:54pm — 1 Comment

Mr. Sanpo

Yup, it's not a NaniBird...... Presenting Mr. Sanpo AKA Sir Sanpsalot AKA Sanpo-san AKA He Who Walks. He originally made his debut at the Tokyo Urban Paper show, but it's just taken me a while to post him. It's a double-sided design with posable arms so I think it will also lend itself well to customizing. You can download the full version… Continue

Added by mckibillo on November 29, 2009 at 12:57am — 4 Comments

World's Best Dad

Originally done for the Tokyo Urban Paper Show, "World's Best Dad" is an expansion on my "NaniDad and the Peeps" set which is still available on my Etsy… Continue

Added by mckibillo on November 18, 2009 at 11:59pm — 6 Comments

Tokyo Urban Paper show pics

pic courtesy of toysrevil

The Tokyo Urban Paper show opened on Monday and it was a big success with 15 artists showing their stuff. Here's the pics:

I introduced a few new characters at the show, more of which I'll post about… Continue

Added by mckibillo on September 10, 2009 at 11:53pm — 8 Comments

Tokyo show poster and "official" mascot

It's a poster, it's a papertoy, it's both!

Here's my poster for the Urban Paper show that I'm organizing in Tokyo. It will be at Café Pause in Ikebukuro and will run from Sept. 7th to the 20th. Since not… Continue

Added by mckibillo on August 25, 2009 at 12:49am — 9 Comments


Presenting MonkeyButts, a custom job I did for Dolly' Oblong's brilliant Paper Totem! series. You can download the pdf's here and while your on Dolly's site, check… Continue

Added by mckibillo on July 2, 2009 at 7:54pm — 11 Comments

French Bird... Amazing, funky custom.

NaniBird lover Diane sent me pics of this absolutely amazing custom. I love how far she's taken the "DNA" of the design and tweaked it. It's a really cool mutant!

Diane actually sent this to me a couple of months ago, but I'm just getting around to posting it now (busy, busy, yadda, yadda.... ). If you'd like to see more of her funky creations check out her flickr… Continue

Added by mckibillo on May 10, 2009 at 6:56pm — 4 Comments

Shocked! Pleasantly so.

On a whim, I entered "The Dears", a papertoy collaboration I did with Ben the Illustrator, into this year's American Illustration, and it got in(!?!). Onto the website, not the book itself, but still I'm quite pleased. Apparently (from the email they sent out), "it was one of only 583 images from a record-breaking 8,100 submitted" to make… Continue

Added by mckibillo on May 5, 2009 at 9:17pm — 11 Comments

Some cool 3d illusions

This site has some really cool optical illusions in papercraft. Just a nice little mind-bending diversion…

Added by mckibillo on March 1, 2009 at 6:48pm — No Comments

Finally... Batch Three!

Yay! At long last Batch Three of new NaniBirds is done and ready for your downloading pleasure. Thirty awesome designs, by thirty awesome (and generous) artists from around the world, just waiting to get hatched. So get out your glue sticks and start hatching!

To all the artists and designers who submitted designs, thanks so much (!!!!) for your… Continue

Added by mckibillo on January 15, 2009 at 5:40pm — No Comments

Cafe Pause Poster

A few weeks ago Tokyo blogger and general man about town Jean Snow asked me to contribute a poster design to grace the entrance of Cafe Pause. So of course, my little birdies made an… Continue

Added by mckibillo on December 17, 2008 at 10:03pm — 1 Comment

Fragment show

I recently showed some NaniBirds at the Tokyo Fragment 2008 show. It was a lot of fun, but since I had only a limited amount of display space I had to come up with some way of showing off my NaniDad's and Mommi's. So I came up with the "forest" idea (yeah, those are supposed to be trees). To see build pics of the forest, check out my flickr… Continue

Added by mckibillo on November 5, 2008 at 10:30pm — 14 Comments

How Tweet it is

Finally! Batch Two of the NaniBird papertoy project is available for your downloading pleasure, with over 25 fresh new designs by talented artists from all across the globe.

Batch Three is wide open for submissions so if you'd like to get involved please let me… Continue

Added by mckibillo on June 18, 2008 at 12:05am — 9 Comments

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