On the week that Israel went to the ballot box, the Israeli Cartoon Museum offered an option for you to form the next coalition right on your own desk. Introducing illustrated paper dolls for self-assembly featuring the political figures of the current elections.
The idea came to Ran Karpo, a fourth-year student at Shenkar College of Engineering and Design, when he started his own private collection of political paper dolls. He started with Benjamin Netanyahu, and then proceeded to create the rest of Israel's current political leaders.
Members of the Israeli Cartoon Museum were enthused by the idea and decided to adopt the project.
Ehud Barak, the box version. Carefully cut around the edges, fold along the lines, and glue the white parts together
"It all started from the search for a final project to submit," said Karpo. "I was looking for something with heart and soul, something that people could relate to, something light-hearted and entertaining that you can cut and fold. I did an experiment and sent some to friends, who were very excited by the idea. Each one chose his own political figure."
Tzipi Livni, the paper doll
"The objective of the illustration was not to hurt anyone. In my opinion, illustration must allow people to connect to it. I am not coming from a place of hatred. Each politician has a caricature trait. Barak is short and four-eyed. Rafi Eitan is old and little. Jumes and Livni have big noses, and Avigdor Lieberman, who is every caricaturist's dream, is big and wide.
"They are very easy and fun people to caricaturize," explained Karpo.