design Jaroslav Juřica material paper dimensions 98 x 70 x 68 mm project DIY - print it, fold it, glue it
Rubikon is a cutout that will become a functioning camera (camera obscura) after putting it together. This is a product on the boundary between a toy and passion for creative photography. Instead of gigabits of “perfect” photographs it will give you a few pictures with distinctive atmosphere and intriguing creative attitude. This camera will make you to stop; to stay in one place at least during the exposure time and feel the place.
In 1979 the ABC magazine published a jigsaw called Dirkon, which paraphrased the single-lensed reflex cameras, which used to be very popular at that time. The cut-out Rubikon was first published in 2005 in the 8. issue of the ABC magazine, 25 years after introducing Dirkon. Since that time it has been also published in foreign media dealing with photography. Rubikon is also used as a teaching aid at some schools of photography and elementary schools.
The cut-out is distributed free of charge in PDF format and its further utilization and propagation is subjected to Creative Commons licence - some rights reserved. Before putting it together, read the manual carefully, please. I will appreciate any feedback – comments, ideas or improvements.
This product will be emailed to you immediately after you put it in the basket and finish the order.