Creative With Cardboard: Cardboard cities

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We could do a whole series about what British artist Chris Gilmour is able to achieve with cardboard boxes. His website shows cars, wheelchairs, typewriters, microscopes, dentist chairs and statues of Queen Victoria, all lovingly and stunningly constructed out of what many people consign to the recycling bin without a second thought.

Of course, the majority of our cardboard marketing spiel mentions that cardboard boxes are reusable as well as being recyclable packaging supplies, but when we do that we’re really expecting people to…well, use them as boxes again!

Chris’ latest project was to build scale models of some of Europe’s finest cities. The London model includes such landmarks as an 8ft high Big Ben, the London Eye and Tower Bridge, while Berlin has the Brandenberg Gate, and Paris of course features the Eiffel Tower and the Arc de Triomphe.

If you’re inspired by Chris’ efforts and fancy tackling your own cardboard arts project, why not send us your creations and we’ll let the world know via our blog and social media (subject to editorial approval!). And if you’re short of the raw materials – well, you know where to come.

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Dave Smith

With a background that has included spells in marketing and editorial management in the publishing and performing arts industries, Dave is now a valued member of Davpack’s marketing team, where he is our lead blogger and senior copywriter. Still relatively new to the business, he will be aiming to look at the world of cardboard boxes and packaging materials from a slightly different angle to the usual. Davpack

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