Breathe new life into that old cardboard box! Though paper and cardboard seem common and humble materials, discover the totally unexpected, beautiful and intricate art that can be created using the repurposed and up cycled resource.
The Art of Cardboard showcases the grand and imaginative scale of cardboard art and design. Inside, you'll find jaw-dropping cardboard creations from around the world! You'll discover the process of each art form, as well as tricks of the trade, from small clever projects to huge art installations.
Much more than a book about "neat" cardboard designs, Lori Zimmer guides you through amazing large-scale art production, immersive environments, working from intuition, collaboration, the artist's role in society, alternative creative economies, contemporary mythology, storytelling and more.
With such a readily available material, what will you create?
Lori Zimmer is a writer and curator who has evolved along side the public art/graffiti community. She is also the creator of popular blog Art Nerd New York, an art history guide to New York City that also provides off beat access to public art, exhibitions and artists’ studios. Since 2009, Lori has been working actively in the art world on many facets, from writing to curatorial projects to advising artists and event planning. Known for mounting exhibitions that often have a narrative thread, she has curated projects for organizations like Times Square Arts, SCOPE Art Show in Miami and New York, and for the ACT/ART committee for the White House. Lori Zimmer is the author of The Art of Cardboard (Rockport Publishers, 2015) and The Art of Spray Paint (Rockport Publishers, 2016). Zimmer resides in New York City, but travels every chance she gets, visiting artists and galleries across the world.