60 Astounding Examples of Paper Art Over Six Years, Happy Birthday Strictlypaper!

60 Astounding Examples of Paper Art Over Six Years Happy Birthday Strictlypaper

In lieu of Strictlypaper’s 6th birthday this year, we have chosen 60 astounding examples of the most loved paper art works from over the years. Since the beginning, that hot summer day long, long ago in 2010, the major focus of SP has always been to highlight the most creative use of paper, this spanning across a very wide array of fields and categories, with artist from all over the world. We have always strived to be a source of inspiration to push your work just one step further, as well as a hub for other paper artists and artists alike to learn about one another… because we all know there are SOOOOO many artists out there! With that said, please enjoy this selection of paper sculptures, origami, animations, paper fashion, installations, collages and more. Share to the masses, because in the end, we couldn’t have done it without you. So THANK YOU and here’s to the future!!!!

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Colorful Magazine Paper Collages by Mayuko Fujino

Colorful Magazine Paper Collages by Mayuko Fujino

In commemoration of Strictlypaper’s 6th birthday today. I present to you one of the first few artists we featured on Strictlypaper, Mayuko Fujino, a talented self taught papercut artist from Japan currently based in New York City, specializing in mixed media collage. Her debut on SP, Arikui Abduction, showcased this colorful style of magazine paper collages and she has since been creating these vibrantly stylized works.

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Paper Plane Social Campaign for Singapore Airlines

Paper Plane Social Campaign for Singapore Airlines

You may remember the incredible 1:60 scale reproduction of a Boeing 777 completely made of manila folders, which blew us all away! Well it seems like Luca Iaconi-Stewart, along with advertising agency Dentsu Möbius, has created yet another astounding replica of a paper plane for Singapore Airlines. This campaign was developed to demonstrate the meticulous craftsmanship and attention to detail that Singapore Airlines brings to their airliners, through the making of a highly detailed aircraft model made entirely of recycled manila folders. Be sure to watch the video below!

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Mathematical Inspired 3D Paper Kaleidoscope Tessellations by Brandon Clark

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Richmond based paper artist, Brandon Clark, has combined and transformed his four passions: photography, math, graphic design, and drawing into these beautiful 3D wall pieces. His process involves recreating geometrical forms that reveal themselves as kaleidoscope like tessellations. The beautiful and very colorful patterns are all well thought out and done with precision. Each piece each is made of hand folded hexagonal pyramids which are then glued into various formations.

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Whimsical Layered Paper Cut Animal Illustrations by Vaclav Bicha

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Originally hailing from Prague, Portugal based freelance illustrator Vaclav Bicha has created this series of adorable and whimsical paper cut illustrations of colorful animals as a personal project to complement his daughters room.
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Delicate Paper Works by Tamara Lise

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Tamara Lise is an artist specializing in paper and book art. Her studio is based in France where she creates original works of art out of paper that combine her technical skills with contemporary themes. These delicate works are greatly influenced by the world of literature, a passion that led her to study bookbinding techniques early in her career. After her completion of a Master of Book and Paper Design at the ENSAV La Cambre in Belgium in 2011, she began producing artworks in which paper is a fabric, inspired by prehistory and traditional as well as modern art forms.

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Lunar Cycles: Thousands of Colorful Origami Birds in Paris’ Largest Urban Mural

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French street artist Mademoiselle Maurice latest work, Lunar Cycles, is a large-scale installation comprising of 15,000 colorful origami birds in Paris’ 13th arrondissement. Created in collaboration with Mathgoth Gallery, the celestial-inspired artwork spans an area of over 2,000 square meters and is the biggest urban mural ever created in the French capital.

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Miniature Crosshatched Paper Dioramas by Matthew Pleva

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New York based artist Matthew Pleva has a talent for finely detailed crosshatched drawings as well as a knack for dioramas, which I first discovered on his Instagram. In this series there are a range of layered sketched works in found objects and containers that all miniature. He sources these containers to be used and from there the development of what is to be “placed inside” begins. Through the development of his crosshatched sketch work, he then breaks down the drawing into smaller pieces, rendering each layer as well as their elements, some of which aren’t visible in the final composition, and assembling to create these interesting scenes.

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Nine Iconic Outfits Transformed into Paper Doll Portraits by Ajax Lee

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Ajax Lee, a Taiwan-based photographer and art dircetor who is passionate about fashion & trends, has transformed nine famous fashion ensembles – designed by the likes of Christian Dior, Issey Miyake, Viktor & Rolf and Yves Saint Laurent — are reimagined as ‘paper doll’ clothes, propped up and positioned against live models. These ‘paper dolls’ were shot in an amusement park to match the whimsicality of the theme, the images depict dresses, coats, skirts and swimsuits ‘cut-out’ from large paper sheets, where ‘tabs’ seemingly secure the garment to the model. The models are surrounded by vibrantly hued backdrops, along with paper-made accessories such as dogs, cats, and surf boards to complete the wacky scenes.

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Colorful Layered Paper Cut Poster Depicting Ocean Pollution by Aline Houdé-Diebolt

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Paris based visual artist and paper crafter Aline Houdé-Diebolt has produced this campaign focusing on a subject that is super sensitive to us all, our ecosystem, while in this particular instance the detriment of pollution to our oceans. She has chosen the material of paper because of its fragility, and similarly so, to the fragility of climate change. The paper illustration shows a ‘wheel of fortune’ completely from recycled papers. Her message recurrent and omnipresent key feature of tv games and lottery, where the players are able to win everything or lose everything while rolling the wheel.

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