Most geeks I know decorate their workspace (or their living room or their entire house — I’m looking at you, John Kovalic) with little figurines, sculptures, memorabilia, and toys that express their personality. Why not represent GeekDad in that menagerie?
Introducing the brand new GeekDad papercraft! Put together by David Landis of Desktop Gremlins, the GeekDad papercraft puts the robots from our logo in action, flying their remote control airplane together, as geeky families have done for decades. To have your very own GeekDad papercraft adorning your desk, simply print out the pattern on photo paper, cut it out, and follow the directions to assemble. No waiting for glue to dry, or locating the proper kind of tape. And while you’re at it, make a few extras for your geeky parental friends. They will “ooh” and “ahh” at your mad paper cutting skillz.
David has done a fantastic job, turning our beloved GeekDad logo into a papercraft, creating the illusion of movement in a static setting. His style and the papercraft’s three dimensions make it look light and airy, as if the robots are outside on a sunny day.
In addition, David’s Desktop Gremlins website has a wide variety of other free gremlins to download, print out, and make yourself. They’re all really neat, and none of them require any glue or tape or anything. Just print, cut out, and assemble!
David Landis has his hand in many other projects as well, including planning a future Desktop Gremlins book. He also is on Twitter and Facebook. With his other time, he has designed items for magazines, advertising, and packaging, among other areas.
So, print out your new GeekDad papercraft (PDF) now, and let us know in the comments where it will live in your personal space. Also, please take a photo of it, and upload it to the GeekDad Flickr group!