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Jan 17, 2011

100 Exceptionally Cool Free Papercraft Models and Toys

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In response to our snow-filled declaration of Paper Day last week, ManMade reader Stephanie email me to share this awesome roundup of 100 papercraft templates available for a free download.

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Jan 11, 2011

Free Moravian Star Cut-out

It's official: I'm declaring today, Tuesday, January 11th 2011, Paper Day! Most of the country is under a winter storm advisory, so lots of us are stuck inside, eating from the fridge and looking for something to do. Since you might not be able to get out of the house and pick up supplies for a large scale DIY project, we'll be offering four sweet and FREE how-to or printable projects to keep you busy.

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Paper Day, Part 3: Moravian Star

A Moravian star is a popular Advent and Christmas decoration in Germany. They originated as a geometry lesson, but eventually became adapted by the Moravian Church as a holiday symbol. [Read more here]

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Jan 11, 2011

Fold a Yeti Papercraft Calendar (Free Download)

It's official: I'm declaring today, Tuesday, January 11th 2011, Paper Day! Most of the country is under a winter storm advisory, so lots of us are stuck inside, eating from the fridge and looking for something to do. Since you might not be able to get out of the house and pick up supplies for a large scale DIY project, we'll be offering four sweet and FREE how-to or printable projects to keep you busy.

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Paper Day, Part 2: Papercraft Yeti Calendar

The marketing and design firm The Curiosity Group have begun an amazing project for 2011: free, downloadable paper toy calendars! They're kicking it off with the best papercraft printer I've seen in ages: this adorably awesome 60s-inspired Yeti, complete with a January calendar.  

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Jan 06, 2011

Typographic Bicycle (Free Hi-Res Download)

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I'm quite enjoying this clever work of art by Aaron Kuehn for the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition. The book in which it appears comes as a free PDF download, which means you can grab the image and blow it up to print at whatever size you want. And, the rest of the book is pretty sweet as well.

You gotta click through to see all its clever details:

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Jan 05, 2011

Free Download: Dr. Who Papercraft Templates

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Well, would you look at that?! Some generous soul has created a huge library of free, downloadable Dr. Who papercraft templates. They've got all sorts of good doctors, daleks, tardises, cybermen, and plenty others.

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Dec 22, 2010

Free Download: Mod Holiday eCards and Desktop Backgrounds

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True, it's a little late to be worrying about sending  Christmas cards through the mail at this point, but how about a sweet e-card with no animated gifs or cheesy MIDI soundtrack?

The folks from Fossil are offering an updated take on the e-card, perfect for passing along to that friend that you won't be able to connect with this season.

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Dec 14, 2010

Holiday Download Freebie: Typographic Gift Tags

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After completing my typographic gift wrap tutorial, I randomly Googled the term to see what else might come up. I found lots of weird, and surprisingly expensive, specialty paper sheets, but also came across this cool holiday freebie.

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Nov 15, 2010

Cool, Free Modern Thanksgiving Printables

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Only the most virile of haters would be opposed to adding a little seasonal festiveness to your Thanksgiving table. It's just that most of us with tastes that lean towards contemporary have a hard time finding cool, modern-looking Thanksgiving decor items. Even the master crafters at Etsy haven't really been able to translate the aesthetic...Most of its harvest-y, country, or just straight dated.

So, this cool collection of modern, free printables from Hostess blog is a breath of fresh air. Yep, the orange and brown still abound, but do so in geometric stripes and dots. Includes: place cards, buffet labels, drink tags, dessert toppers, napkin rings, and bottle labels.

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Oct 13, 2010

A Collection of Free Desktop Wallpaper Cheatsheets for Creatives

created at: 10/13/2010

I have a terrible time keeping track of instructional documents and handbooks on my computer. They don't go in the "documents" folder, cause that's where the documents I create go, right? Do I organize them by content, or by form? Plus, how am I ever gonna remember to actually open them and read after downloading?

So, I'm loving these desktop backgrounds that put the info right out there. It's already hard enough to find good looking wallpapers, but one's that help you make good looking stuff yourself? Why, yes I will, Speckyboy.com.

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Aug 30, 2010

Free Download: Papercraft Robot Skull

For years, Noah from Skull-A-Day has been offering this great free, downloadable papercraft skull . Recently, he gave the outline a fun robot skin that plays with the balance between technology and nature.  

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Aug 17, 2010

Free Must-Download Typography Education Resources

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FontShop.com does more than just sell the best typefaces. They also want to help you learn to use them properly. They're offering four amazing free downloads that can do just that. created at: 08/17/2010

Meet Your Type is a charming, first-date-themed primer to all things typeography.  

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Jul 26, 2010

Free Papercraft Download: Build Your Own Stubby Paper Rocket!

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Tor.com is a website devoted to science fiction and fantasy short stories and other writing, and they've long been identified by the site's logo, a rocket named Stubby. Recently, they enlisted master paper model maker Robert Nava to make a free, downloadable PDF so you can create your own Stubby rocket, which we think is pretty cool whether you get to reference to Tor or not.

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May 25, 2010

40+ Excellent Free Typefaces for Professional Design

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There must be tens of thousands of free typefaces online - everything from schoolteacher cursive to graffiti scripts to famous movie fonts can be downloaded for use in personal projects. But, as usual, you get what you pay for, and the majority of these don't have staying power, and only work in specific settings.

created at: 05/25/2010

Not so, however, with this great collection assembled by Smashing magazine. It's a list of fine free typefaces (outside the free standards, Arial, Verdana, Calibri) that look mighty fine and would fit in a variety of applications.

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May 17, 2010

50 Downloadable Papercraft Robots

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Botropolis has assembled this massive collection of papercraft robots that you can download, print, cut and assemble. I love projects like this because they're active and crafty, but the inspiration is built-in and they don't require tons of materials and time.

created at: 05/17/2010

Bots include everything from retro atomic imagery to characters from classic sci-fi movies to contemporary takes on mechanical mans - there's even one featuring President Obama!

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Mar 05, 2010

DIY Tuxedo T-Shirts

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The magic of printable iron-on paper empowers you to create your own version of this slacker classic. Perfect for Oscar parties or anytime you need to be tongue-in-cheek and a little annoying. 

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Feb 04, 2010

Free Pattern - Mustaches!

First came the bird silhouette, then cupcakes, then vintage owls, and now?

Well, now, we're in the height of moustache season. Which is a very fine thing for the manmaker, since generally, men do have a monopoly in the ability to grow a moustache category. [I was gonna make a joke concerning my second grade teacher, but I'll restrain myself.]

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Feb 03, 2010

Free Printable Poster: Happiness is a Warm Glue Gun

created at: 2010/02/02

ManMade is not even a month old yet, but we're thrilled to have so many of you interacting with us and letting us know what you think.

So, to say thanks, we're offering a free poster that you can download [PDF] and print off at home!  

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