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An Origami Knight Equipped with a Sword and Shield Materializes from a Single Sheet of Paper

 Craft #origami #paper #video September 23, 2021 Grace Ebert All images © Juho Könkkölä, shared with permission Earlier this year, Finnish artist Juho Könkkölä folded an incredibly elaborate samurai from a single sheet of paper, and now he’s crafted another intricate warrior of his own design. Standing 18 centimeters tall, the sword- and shield-toting …

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Elaborately Constructed Figures by ‘People Too’ Create a Cast of Quintessential Characters in Paper

 Craft #paper #people #sculptures September 9, 2021 Grace Ebert “Nitro.” All images © People Too, shared with permission If you ran into Nitro, Lotto, Sully, or the rest of their troupe on the street, it’d be easy enough to imagine their respective personalities and lifestyles: Nitro is the lax skateboarder who’s always in some …

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Sprawling Paper-Pulp Mobiles by Yuko Nishikawa Suspend Whimsically Colored Pods in the Air

 Art #installation #paper August 31, 2021 Grace Ebert All images © Yuko Nishikawa, shared with permission Hanging from the ceiling like candy-colored droplets, the paper-pulp mobiles by Yuko Nishikawa turn a stark gallery into a whimsical dreamscape. The Brooklyn-based artist fashions wide, sloping vessels and punctured rings from recycled packages, old diaries, sketches, and …

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Clever Paper Cutouts by Paperboyo Transform Architecture and Landmarks into Amusing Scenes

 Craft Photography #architecture #cities #collage #humor #paper #silhouettes August 4, 2021 Grace Ebert All images © Paperboyo, shared with permission Rich McCor (aka Paperboyo) has a way of imagining the potential for quirkiness and whimsy in existing architecture. Using tourist attractions, landmarks, and urban settings as his backdrops, the Brighton-based artist and photographer (previously) …

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Interlocking Lines of Text Spring from Stephen Doyle’s Poetic Book Sculptures

 Art #books #language #paper #sculpture July 6, 2021 Grace Ebert All images © Stephen Doyle, shared with permission Stephen Doyle describes his interconnected book sculptures as “miniature monuments, testaments to the power of language and metaphors of imagination.” Featuring angled scaffolding and interlocking constructions that appear to grow directly from the bound pages, the …

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An Elaborate Paper Replica Recreates the Heidelberg Letterpress at Full Scale

 Craft Design #letterpress #paper #sculpture June 23, 2021 Grace Ebert All images © Lee Ji-hee, shared with permission Following a meticulously built collection of meals and household goods, Korean artist Lee Ji-hee returns to a more mechanical subject matter with a life-sized paper model of the Heidelberg letterpress. Similar to her vintage film cameras, …

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Paper Is Creased and Twisted into an Elegant Three-Dimensional Typographic Series by Reina Takahashi

 Craft Design Photography #paper #typography June 4, 2021 Grace Ebert All images © Reina Takahashi, shared with permission Artist Reina Takahashi transposes the expressive, refined flourishes common in calligraphy into an exquisite series of paper type. Set against solid backdrops, the three-dimensional forms are shaped with crisp lines, twists, and wide-mouthed cones sometimes made …

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This Folded Paper Book Opens Up to Reveal 31 Layered Storage Compartments

 Craft #books #DIY #origami #paper #video May 7, 2021 Grace Ebert  Tuck away your coins and small mementos for safekeeping in this nested storage book. Comprised of 31 compartments, the design features layers of folds, meaning that the 16 flowers on top and the pockets supporting them open up to reveal small compartments …

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A New Book Highlights an Eclectic Collection of Paper Works by 24 Artists Defining the Medium

 Art Craft #books #paper March 31, 2021 Grace Ebert JUDiTH+ROLFE. All images courtesy of Gingko Press, shared with permission A celebration of contemporary paper art, a new book gathers a wide-ranging collection of collages, quilled portraits, and intricately cut landscapes from 24 artists and studios around the globe. Published by Gingko Press, Paperists: Infinite …

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Fantastical Plants and Hybrid Characters Form a Strange Menagerie Crafted by Cat Johnston

 Craft #animals #paper #plants #textiles March 19, 2021 Grace Ebert All images © Cat Johnston, shared with permission A moth-human hybrid, striped coral, and a smoking frog sporting a tracksuit inhabit Cat Johnston’s fantastical ecosystem crafted from paper and textiles. The playfully bizarre creatures are inspired by monsters, mythology, and folklore, evoking deities and …

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