The best part is, it's free.
Auto sales might now be considered an essential service in the United States, but people around the world are still being encouraged to stay at home to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. To help people pass the time at home, automakers have come up with clever car-based art projects including coloring books and paper car templates. In a similar effort, Infiniti will release a series of origami projects cleverly called "Carigami." It is all part of Infiniti's Park It For Now (#ParkitforNow) campaign to encourage people to discover their artistic talent while practicing social distancing.
"In this unprecedented time where citizens of the world are doing their part to fight Covid-19 by staying at home, we wanted to develop something that will help ease the boredom, while having a bit of fun," said Phil York, General Manager of Infiniti Global Brand and Marketing. "Our hope is that lovers of cars and crafts alike, will enjoy Carigami."
Infiniti says Carigami blends two elements of its company DNA: powerfully elegant design and Japanese-inspired craftsmanship. The company plans to release three cars, starting with the 2020 Infiniti Q50 sedan, which can be recreated out of paper in 1:27 scale. Infiniti's website says that the paper models for the QX80 (its "most luxurious SUV, ever") and the first-generation FX (a "fan-favorite of the past") are "coming soon."
Building these Carigami models requires a home printer, some paper, a craft knife, and glue. Infiniti's team even captured a scaled-down "at home reveal" of the Q50 paper model on top of a record player (replacing the rotating display of an auto show). Fans who build the paper cars are encouraged to upload their results on social media with the hashtags #ParkitforNow and #Carigami. So far, only the Q50, QX80, and FX are planned as paper models but we think this would be a neat way to tease the upcoming QX55 crossover.