Introducing Pappnoptikum Papercraft Designs!
Pappnoptikum are a new stationery and art publishers launching their range of new papercraft designs with Hochanda on 20 March 2020. Following the success of their independent book publishing business, CEO Nadine Reuter grew the scope of the business in 2019 and gave us an insight into the company and what viewers can look forward to.
“Our philosophy is that we see our business as a kind of a cabinet of wonder for special paper products. Although we are a small team of paper enthusiasts and illustrators we are all committed to quality made paper craft including designs inspired from the era of our grandparents and great-grandparents. Some of us are active members of the steampunk community which is perhaps why we love the nostalgic Victorian and steampunk style of our products so much.”
Quality Papercrafts from Pappnoptikum
The name Pappnoptikum (pronounced papp-nop-ti-kum) is a combination of the words paper and panoptikum (German for waxwork), but the core business of Pappnoptikum is firmly papercraft designs and utilises the unique artwork of landscapes, towns, cities and fairytales from different local artists.
“We try to preserve the old tradition of paper crafts but also make these products attractive and fit for a future where people are more and more digital.” continues Nadine.
“One of the projects that’s very close to our hearts is the Victorian paper dolls range called ‘Familie Steampleton’ or ‘The Steampletons’. We lost our hearts to this project the instant we saw the artwork from our illustrator Natalia Grebenjuk for the first kit!”.
The Steampletons on Hochanda
During the Hochanda show on March 20th, Nadine Reuter will present the different paper doll kits of ‘The Steampletons’, the Victorian/steampunk themed family, and show how you can use these for a variety of craft projects. Natalia Grebenjuk, the illustrator of the paper dolls will also be on the show where she’ll be drawing new artwork for one of the next ‘Steampletons’ kits live in the studio.
The paper doll kits include the mother, Lady Victoria, the father, Sir William and two children, Emily and Oskar, and not forgetting the real lady of the household – the family cat, Miss Smyth!
The popularity of ‘The Steampletons’ range initially came as something of a surprise to Pappnoptikum, but when they started to see how people were using the kits to create their own greeting cards and scrapbooking projects they responded accordingly.
“That literally opened our eyes” says Nadine, “because beyond the initial purpose of our paper dolls kits – cutting out, playing, decorating and collecting there was a whole new universe of crafting with ‘The Steampletons´ kits and design we wanted to explore.”
That’s why they’ll be expanding the range in 2020 to include artwork and 3D sets for card making, which can be mixed and matched as they look to expand ‘The Steampletons´ universe will grow as well, there is a long list of products we want to create.
Thanks to requests by the fan base, ‘The Steampletons’ family will soon be joined by a small labrador, Chester, and the housekeeper Magda. The kits come with different clothes for dressing the dolls, a triptych for the background and accessories for crafting like a paper globe, a basket and a mini paper theatre. It all adds up to a fun range to play, create and craft with, and Nadine is planning to bring some Steampletons products with her which are going to launch exclusively during the show on Hochanda.
Keep an eye on our social media channels for the show time on March 20th, as we get ready to welcome Nadine and Natalia on their debut with Pappnoptikum on Hochanda.