Dec 5, 2008

The 4th Not So Wiseman

"The 4th Not So Wiseman" paper sculpture.

In celebration of the holiday I have designed a paper sculpture called "The 4th Not So Wiseman." I've put together an easy to follow PDF template so you can create one yourself. Download the PDF template here.

You can construct him out of regular bond paper.

I asked my friend and writer Kristen Fischer to write a story about "The 4th Not So Wiseman" and she did a great job. I hope you enjoy this as much as I did creating it.

I managed to use one of my patterns in the design too.

The 4th Not So Wiseman
By Kristen Fischer

You've heard of the three wisemen, but never the fourth. See, he didn't do so well as far as a gift-giving went. Instead of gold, frankincense or myrrh, he stopped at the dollar store for coal. Let's just say that a very special baby in a manger was not so impressed.

And as the years went on, no one talked about the Fourth Not So Wiseman's laughable gift. When that baby grew up, he didn't want the world to know coal existed. When burned, coal releases two harmful greenhouse gases: carbon dioxide and methane. Jesus just wasn't down with that.

Now the Fourth Not So Wiseman is making a comeback bigger than Britney Spears. He's a reminder to be kind to the earth, live a green lifestyle...remember that you, too, deserve nothing more than a lump of coal if you don't!

PDF Template Download

A fun do-it-yourself creative exercise.

The sculpture is easy to construct, just follow the simple directions on the PDF template to create your own character. If you'd like to share this PDF with your friends and family feel free to pass along the link or post the link on your own blog.

You can also find a post about the Fourth Not So Wiseman at which is very cool!

Wishing all of you a very Merry Christmas!



sjhilbel said...

This is hilarious! Thank you, Von!

Nick said...


Howard Wright said...

This is a masterpiece except for the penis-nose, ha!

Jac said...

You have officially made my list of heros.

Vonster said...

Howard have you seen one of my presentations before? Because I have a "Penis Nose" design story I tell in one of my presentations. So your comment gave me a good laugh.

RobMc said...

Love this piece Von.
A great idea as a promo piece for the holidays.

Where do you find the time?

Louis said...

This is so much fun. I love it. There's an artist that makes paper toys - Marshall Alexander. Check him out online when you get a chance - His work is fantastic.

Diane said...

Hi, Did you created the box in Illustrator or Indesign?


Vonster said...

I created everything in Adobe Illustrator.