This model was part of a set of three Star Wars themed paper toys for Enkl. Enkl was a sub-brand of Twinkl, an educational digital publisher focused on clean minimal papercraft design and pop culture references. This set included the X-Wing, TIE Fighter and At-AT. Other models in the Enkl range included characters based on other pop-culture heroes.
Enkl designs used a very limited brand specific colour pallet based on popular spices, using solid white lines to separate different colours and elements.
The X-Wing paper toy used two pages.
This model is based on the Star Wars X-Wing, the “wings” attach to one another in the “X” formation before slotting into the back of the ships body section. The model was released in a verity of colour options as well as 2 page and 1 page version being available.
Alex Josephine Gwynne is a graphic designer and paper engineer with over a decade of experience designing paper toys and paper crafts.
Alex has turned their obsession with paper based design into a career designing for a wide verity of clients including game developers, book publishers and educational providers. Their constant drive to create engaging paper products and international exhibition pieces has lead to numerous awards and seen their work featured in news papers, magazines and BBC television. Overall Alex believes in the power of paper as a 3D medium and lives by the mantra “limitation breeds innovation” striving to find elegant solutions to complex problems.
Enkl was a sub brand of Twinkl, a digital educational publisher, created to design high quality printable craft products aimed at the Pintrest marketplace. The brand has a set of strict guidelines including only sixteen colours and complex rules about how lines would interact with one another across each design. The brand, which was created by Alex Gwynne whilst working with Twinkl’s head of brand was unfortunately short lived, but many paper toys and crafts were created in the line before being discontinued.
The sharp lines and clean textures of Enkl live on in many of Fold Up Toys more minimal paper toy projects, the brand served as a starting point for refining the 2D to 3D design workflow.
15/05/2017 – Portfolio item re-uploaded to FUT website with new site design.
16/04/2019 – Altered page layout to make new 2019 standard template.