I just found this. Its a jpg of the TurboCAD drawing where my ideas for a lot of my square boxes originated. Its really just the computer equivalent of doodling. I started with one pattern and branched out as the mood took me. Using the basic net for a box and curves and straight lines drawn from various points on it. The drawing seems to grow, over time,, in random directions, like a mind map.
The ones with the green corners have made it into boxes with names such as; No Quarter, Dinner on the Lake of Fire, Diamond Dogs, ‘A’ String etc. The orange cornered ones either didn’t make it, haven’t yet or I never updated the drawing. What I used to do when I fancied one of the designs would make a good box was take it off to a separate drawing and colour it up, using a printout as a net for the box model. I’ve gone on since then. I may revisit it from time to time to refresh old ideas or create some new ones.
Whilst I was laid up for a week, with Costo-Chondritis, and not allowed in the shop I made some paper models up of some of them. You might recognise one or two.
None of this is rocket science. You don’t even need a computer to do it. pencil paper and compasses will do. Have a go, you might be pleasently surprised with the result.
-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com