Who Am I
I am Maarten Janssens, designer from Amsterdam, the Netherlands. I have worked for over a decade as a comic-artist (Disney Publishing) and another decade as an animation-designer (Kika-Bob, Woezel-Pip), so it’s fair to say I like creating characters. Together with another passion paper and my childhood occupation of building ginormous house-of-cards, 3eyedbear proved to be the natural play-combination to fill the wee-hours before sleep. I’ve been doing it for a while now and still love all of it! And it also keeps on growing, taking me to exotic places I’ve never before heard of and meeting the nicest people I’ve never before seen. The internet is a an inspirational and magical place and papertoys is what I gratefully provide in return.
But it is not all work and sleep here, I’m not a robot! I love walking and playing around with my son Felix and his mum, I watch probably too much horror-movies, I hugely enjoy reading and waste wááy too much time procrastinating behind the laptop. And I play handheld games in bath until my toes wrinkle into dried plums and consider myself a real treasure-hunter…
Nike, Goethe Institut, Kadoorie Farm & Botanic Garden, Ape, Coffee Companion, Hewlett Packard, Leeuwenkuil, Tramwerkplaats, Peduli Anak, Submarine, Strip2000
Exclusive Printed Papertoys
Walnut Mixstore, Bonbonbox
Urban Paper, We Are Papertoys, Papertoy Monsters, Paper Robots, 365 Calendar, Basheer Calendar, Slanted, Advanced Photoshop, Luna, Il Love, BangArt, Monocle, ROM 1*2*3, Living at Home, NRC
PrintGallery (Antwerpen) – Complot Urbano (MexicoCity) – Kunstsommer (Arnsberg) – AMS*DIY Urban Arts Festival (Amsterdam) – custom for FabFibe (Singapore) – Urban Paper Shows (Los Angeles – Arnhem – Tokyo – Kansas) – UP, Tramwerkplaats (solo, Winschoten) – custom for Rodrigo Del Papel show (Paris) – UP, DrukkerijMuseum (EttenLeur) – custom for ShoveIt (des Moines)