Foldskool Heroes Get Their Game On
By James Grahame
Marshall Alexander admits, "Growing up in the seventies and eighties, my childhood memories basically consist of videogames, bright plastic toys and TV cartoons. Any time that was left I spent drawing and programming games for my Commodore 64."
He became a graphic designer, renowned across the Web for the Foldskool Heroes line of 3D paper toys. Each is crafted from a single sheet of flat paper. The latest series is a whimsical mashup of vintage video game consoles (admit it, the C-64 was a glorified gaming platform). Foldskool Heroes can be downloaded from his site for free. A few dabs of glue, a smidgen of manual dexterity and gobs of spare time not included.