This paper model of an AK-47 assault rifle really catches my eye:

“For a new art project, the designer Martin Postler has investigated the history, the aesthetics and the lethal seductiveness of the Kalashnikov. He has freed the AK-47 from its terrible capacity to injure and kill by deconstructing it into a paper model construction set. At the end of the construction process each person can decide if they would like to hang their own AK-47 on the wall, paint it, customize it with stickers or simply burn it. Then ultimately this AK-47 thankfully remains a piece of paper.”

It’s $30 and available for order online. – [via] Link.


Gun Purse – Link.

Becky Stern

Becky Stern

Becky Stern (sternlab.org is a DIY guru and director of wearable electronics at Adafruit. She publishes a new project video every week and hosts a live show on YouTube. Formerly Becky was Senior Video Producer for MAKE. Becky lives in Brooklyn, NY and belongs to art groups Free Art & Technology (“release early, often, and with rap music”) and Madagascar Institute (“fear is never boring”).

  • Rb8531

    With the amount of gun violence going on, do you really need to continue to push items involving guns???

  • Petrides

    I think that a weapon designed over 60 years ago is old enough to be appreciated for its aesthetic appeal. Not to mention that subversion is a more powerful force for change than direct opposition.

  • Kris

    RB8531 said: “With the amount of gun violence going on, do you really need to continue to push items involving guns???”
    What kind of delusional individual think that a paper gun will cause people to commit violence? Do you have so little control over your own psyche that you think inanimate objects make you do things?

  • David

    Gun violence is caused by the same thing as knife violence and pointy-stick violence:
    as the T-shirt says: guns don’t kill people, I do

  • Amy

    Just LOOK at those recent entries! How to make your own MARSHMALLOWS!? Cinnamon and SUGAR walnuts? BURGER CAKES??
    With the amount of people that are obese, do you really need to continue to push items involving food???
    /or maybe we should blame the silverware

  • John

    Anyone who thinks guns cause gun violence have obviously never handled a real gun let alone shot one. Besides as Britain and Australia have shown – silly ideas like banning guns just increase gun violence. As Heinlein said, “An armed society is a polite society”

  • dan

    why dont all of you shut up kay

  • jeff

    I wouldn’t mind having one even though I have a couple real ones. I could give it a nice paint job and hang it on the wall.

  • Fred

    John your a twat, there is pretty much 0 gun violence in australia

  • second amendment

    The Second Amendment (Amendment II) to the United States Constitution’s Bill of Rights declares a well-regulated militia as “being necessary to the security of a free State” and prohibits infringement of “the right of the people to keep and bear arms.”
    Dont like it? too friggin bad, metal or paper its our right, period.