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Do you want to help represent your city and its public spaces? We are looking for people enthusiastic to take part in the Urban Snapper experiment and to document city life in their urban environment. If you are interested, or would like to find out more information about the project, please contact us: urbantoychest@googlemail.com

A new and improved Urban Snapper is on its way.

With no response for ideas, we decided to put the cabin up for sale hoping to understand how people value the space.

 

Following the vandalism of the I Box, the next idea was title “You are Here!” Red paint was used to draw attention to the cabin, where inside people could draw their ideas for its future uses.

 

 

The I Box was the beginning of an investigation into the potential of the Cabin. The inside walls were painted with chalkboard paint to allow people to write messages and draw pictures inside. The outside was activated with the throwing of paint bombs, covering the white facade with splashes of colour.

 

Placed in the small Cambridgeshire village of Southoe in the summer of 2002, the “cabin” as known by locals has been through a lot. After 7 years, it had been graffitied, set alight, its windows and doors smashed and subsequently taken away, been used as a drugs den, rubbish tip and public toilet.

 

Here is the guide to making your own Street Games Project!

Postbox label // Post Box 1 (Part 1) // Post Box 1 (Part 2) // Post Box 2 (Part 1) // Post Box 2 (Part 2) // Poster Board A3 (Part 1) // Poster Board A3 (Part 2)

These are the Cut Sheets for the Street Games project, giving the templates to assemble your own poster board and post pox.

(Remember to print in A3 to get the correct dimensions!)

Urban Toy Chest are launching our second public intervention manual with the Street Games project! Here are the first 4 posters for you to download.

Dot-Dot poster // Maze Poster // Naughts & Crosses

Here is the guide to making your very own Colour in City Project!

These are the Cut Sheets that accompany the Colour in City project, giving the templates to build your own poster and pen holder.

(Remember to print in A3 to get the correct dimensions!)

Colour in City Label and Holder Block

Colour in City Pen Holder

For everybody who doesn’t have an A0 printer in their bedroom, we broke down the poster into A4 chunks so you can print your own Colour in City at home!

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This is the full size A0 pdf for the Colour in City Poster. Simply click on the link and Save As to get a copy!

Still working on the Colour in City poster, hoping it will be ready in about a weeks time! The idea will be print the poster at A0 size and put it up on the street along with some crayons for people to colour in as they want. Still lots to do though, missing all the people!!

Work is still underway on the official Urban Toy Chest website, so for now the power of the blog is being harnessed to bring you up-to-date with the project developments as they happen!