Controversy Dogs Cardboard*Con

Reports are coming out of Atlanta that the venerable boxplay convention Cardboard*Con is mired deep in a controversy surrounding discriminatory practices regarding staff meetings.

According to witnesses, patrons using bubblewrap in their costumes were turned away from an organizing meeting for next year’s event.


The Evolution of Paper Products

This article, The Evolution of Paper Products, was discovered in a dumpster by our cardborporters during a trip to Sweden. Written by Per Anders Jerkeman, former consultant at Jaakko Pfiyry Consulting Ltd., U.K. The article appears to have first been published by the Nordisk Pappershistorisk Tidkrift (The Nordic Paper History Association Journal) in 2008.

Last year there was an exhibition at the National Museum in Stockholm called Förfärligt härligt or Dreadful Delight. It showed products from the 19th century, arts and crafts, paintings and sculpture, china-ware and furniture. The objects were often overburdened with ornaments, many were kitschy and vulgar – that was the style, or the lack of style in the 19th century. You can say it showed – in our eyes – a dreadful taste.

That is one way of looking at this fascinating period, anything goes, nothing was discriminated, everything was allowed. There was room for inventors and entrepreneurs. That was the delight of the 19th century.
This was also the era of industrialism. With industrialism the modern society was created; railways transported goods and people; steam powered ships and vehicles; electricity powered engines; Alfred Nobel invented dynamite, Alexander Graham Bell the telephone, Thomas Alva Edison the light bulb, Henry Bessemer the converter for steel production and Carl Daniel Ekman the sulphite process.

Cardboard Industry

Dezeen / Samsung Box Competition

The world’s most popular and influential architecture and design magazine is collaborating with Samsung for a global design competition that challenges contestants to design innovative new objects for the home that can be made by repurposing cardboard packaging.

The Samsung Out of the Box Competition is free to enter for anyone over the age of 18 in any country around the world, with prize money totalling $20,000.

Keep reading to learn more and be sure to check for all the latest on this contest

Badj Convention Reports

Surprise Star Trak Badj

Did you hear?? Attendees of the 2020 edition of Cardboard*Con were awarded with a surprise Star Trak themed badj with a complimentary deluxe Cardboard*Con lanyard!