Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Minecraft meets real life

For those not in the know Minecraft is a computer game (and phenomenon) which allows you to build and create your own places and spaces. Having only been released in 2011, it has been amazingly successful with over 33 million copies in circulation. Minecraft is a creative platform allowing players to build constructions out of textured cubes in a 3D world. Activities in the game include exploration, gathering resources, crafting, and combat.

However, as great as virtual worlds are, we live in the real world!

In a bid to get kids off their screens for a couple of hours, Pigeon Pop Ups hosted a children's workshop called Minecrafting  as part of a series of community workshops in June. Kids were given the opportunity to build their own character heads based on the key characters in the game - and they used some of the very best materials available - our Colorset 100% recycled 120gsm.
The final pixelated creations, in a real world environment - I can spot Colorset Solar, Tuscan Brown, Sandstone, Mango...
Pigeon Pop Ups are run by Kirsty Thomas from Lovely Pigeon and the pop up shop and work-shopping space is based in the seaside town of Anstruther on the East coast of Scotland. It looks like it was great fun and quite messy! Thanks to Kirsty for sending the pictures of our paper in action.

Posted by Justin Hobson 15.10.2013

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