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I am in complete awe of these delicate paper cutouts by Philly-based artist Bovey Lee. With the steadiness of a surgeon, she carves unbelievably detailed designs, patterns, and storyscapes into rice paper then backs them with silk- no laser cutters necessary! Although it looks like she has spent a lifetime mastering this technique, Lee has only been doing it since 2005. Her steady hand could be attributed to the Chinese calligraphy she practiced from the age of ten, growing up in Hong Kong. Lee’s imaginative designs blend fantasy with reality and her delicate execution is remarkable. [Read more...]
If you gave 100 artists the same square canvas’ and told them to paint them, what you got back would be a lot of square paintings. In a similar way, British design studio Lazerian is doing the same thing… only they are doing it with paper dogs. Nicknamed “Gerald” their pointer like pup has been passed around to artists world-wide (with a head nod to the now classic CowParade), creating a pack of colorful and creative dogs for people to collect and assemble themselves. [Read more...]
You might be surprised if you plop down on the comfortable looking classic armchair pictured above; that’s because it’s made entirely out of thin sheets of paper. These exquisitely crafted sculptures from Los Angeles based artist Vincent Tomczyk seem to break all the rules of possibility, representing objects from a soft white dress shirt, to an iconic Eames chair with almost perfect accuracy. His gossamer creations are beautiful to behold. [Read more...]
At first glance these still life photographs don’t look much different than the works of masters from the past – you could imagine Diego Velázquez, Juan Sánchez Cotán or Balthasar van der Ast creating such images in the heyday of still life painting. But, in these images something surprising quickly makes itself apparent: much of the scene is made from paper. [Read more...]
When I ran across these tiny models recently at London’s Design Junction, I couldn’t believe how detailed they were… each looked like a small jewel of clever design. Most people are accustomed to finely detailed plastic models, but these seemed to convey the same sense of precision using only eco-friendly recycled paper. Looking closely at the vehicles in the lineup you’ll notice that their structure is built up with carefully planned ribs which are slotted together to create 3D forms. These range from round rally car wheels to opening Jeep doors and articulated bulldozer scoops. It’s really quite impressive. [Read more...]
Russian artist Yulia Brodskaya has been influencing the world of design with her unique art… and it’s created using just thin strips of paper. Using a technique called quilling, she folds and curls her colorful medium into intricate illustrations, scroll work and typography. Nothing seems beyond her abilities: detailed portraits of wrinkled elders, pop-art like beach scenes, and precise letters packed with swirls of color. [Read more...]
Looking something like wireframe models built out of paper, artist Jill Sylvia creates her insanely detailed architectural models out of a very unique material: hand-cut ledger paper. Using the often book-bound sheets of lined paper, she cuts minuscule holes between each of the sheets colored lines, giving the paper a perforated surface that becomes partially see-through. Once assembled, her models of classic U.S. architecture like the White House, Jefferson Memorial and U.S. Capitol Building, reveal their hidden inner details – like magnificent columns and domed ceilings. [Read more...]
It’s not too often that the old media world steps outside the traditional, bringing us something we haven’t seen or felt before. Inspired by the unusual faceted designs of the legendary Buckminster Fuller who helped to change design philosophy on everything from how we look at homes to transportation, this new flexible cover for Novum magazine would make him proud. Created by Hamburg based design studio Paperlux, the tactilely fascinating 15,000 issue edition feels like a flattened geodetic dome, as each thick cover has been precisely sliced along the borders of each colorful triangle. [Read more...]
Using only paper as his materials, graphic designer Taras Lesko was recently commissioned by Audi to create a model version of their snappy new A7 automobile. Putting his print, cut and paste skills to work, Lesko came up with a version of the car that looks almost as if it could really drive. Be sure to check out the great ‘making-of’ video below and then head to visualspicer.com for more of this talented designers creations.