The new Hoppermagic site is finally live, and to celebrate we've constructed an army of giant origami rabbits to let loose on the city of London. Origami is a craft that doesn't scale up particularly well, each of these guys were constructed using 4 x A1 sheets of 275gsm paper, requiring about 2 hours of back breaking taping and folding as well as a few sneaky cardboard supports to aid stability. We're indebted to Mica's Paper Craft Channel for the YouTube tutorial detailing the folding pattern. The rabbits will hopefully be menacing their way across London in the coming months.
Late last year Los Angeles rabbit rescue centre RabbitMatch got in touch with us about redesigning their website. Rabbit welfare is something that's close to our heart, and we were pleased to produce the work as a charitable donation to RabbitMatch.
Visually the site is a big improvement on the previous version, its also been restructured so its easier to find and access the information you want. We also added a 'Rabbits for Adoption' section that should make it easier for the bunnies to find new homes. The site is built using Wordpress.
RabbitMatch do a really great job, rabbits make ideal indoor pets, so if you're in L.A and thinking about a pet check out their site!
This amazing artwork by Belgian artist ROA is in threat of being removed. A Hackney Council statement reads:"...whilst it is not the council's position to make a judgment call on whether graffiti is art or not, our task is to keep Hackney's streets clean."I'm always amused when people talk about cleaning up the streets, I immediately think of Dirty Harry or Robocop, but jokes aside, the Rabbit is a thing of beauty in a not entirely attractive part of the world, something picked up on in this Guardian Article.There's a petition up and running to save the Rabbit, and art lovers are being encouraged to use the #savetherabbit Twitter hash tag. Hopefully common sense will prevail.