Creative Factory Paper Installation by Zim & Zou

Creative Factory Paper Installation by Zim & Zou

Lo and behold the latest creation from Zim and Zou, a handmade installation comprised of many colorful shades of paper for the Children’s Workshop (5-11 yr) at the Pompidou Center of Metz. The idea behind this piece was to highlight the contradiction between a unique hand crafted machine and the automation of industrial production of objects. To use the machine, some paper scraps have to be inserted in the main module, once the scraps are refined into geometric shapes, the control panel finally reveals the papercraft. In this workshop, children play with handmade rubber stamps and build their own papercrafts of a simplified machine, paper food, or the like.
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Paper Cut Illustrations of Lakshmi and Sri by Dana Sanmar

Paper Cut Illustration Lakshmi and Sri by Dana Sanmar

As the winner of the 3rd El Retiro Shopping Center competition, Columbia based artist Dana Sanmar has created these beautiful paper cut illustrations with touches of watercolor to embody her interpretation of the concept of luxury.
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Unique Bespoke Headdresses by Benja Harney

Unique Bespoke Headdresses for Hermès Germany by Benja Harney

Benja Harney has created three unique bespoke headdresses for the 2014 Hermès Germany summer party celebrating the theme ‘Métamorphose’. These papercraft headdresses include a Neptune’s Helmet, Diana’s Garland, and Zeus’ Crown. What makes each of these gorgeous constructs absolutely special is their construction, which requires no use of glue!
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Paper Dolls by Asya Kozina

Asya Kozina Paper Dolls

Russia-based paper artist Asya Kozina has created these astoundingly intricate paper costumes, which were especially made for the wedding underwear company “Wild Orchid”. The different styles that are depicted in this series show the traditional fashion sense of bridal dresses found in countries across the globe, but realized in this ever so delicate medium, paper. The black and white truly captures the the elegance and grace perfectly!
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Quilled Paper Alphabet by Dan Hoopert

Quilled Paper Alphabet by Dan Hoopert Letter A

19 year old Uk-based graphic designer Dan Hoopert has crafted an intricate 3D alphabet series out of swirled quilled tendrils of paper as a personal project. The ornate detail in each of the letters is absolutely remarkable! For creation of typography in the realm of paper, this definitely sets itself apart from the rest. One can only imagine the amount of hours it took to produce this piece. Well done!
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Snake-like Paper Sculpture Made From Thousands Of Lips

Snake-like Paper Sculpture Made From Thousands Of Lips

You may remember the Swarm Pinned Skin Collage by David Adey comprised of thousands of clippings of various complexions from fashion magazines. In this series entitled 22 Footer, David has used thousands of different color lips instead. The different sizes of the lips add to the definition of this snake-like figure as the swirls, twists and turns make their way down. The lips have been cut from fashion magazines and pinned to a foam panel measuring 27 x 46 inches.
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Accumulation Paper Cut Sculptures

Accumulation Paper Cut Sculptures by Christine Kim

Talented artist Christine Kim has delighted us in the past with her illustrations, which showcased the use of penciled collaged figures, incorporated with watercolor backdrops and paper cut imagery to produce beautiful motifs. In this series, Accumulation, she has produced a paper installation for a retail space in Toronto as part of the Design Offsite Festival. This series is comprised of intricate, cloud-like paper cut patterned structures, which explore what can be produced once folded, curved, and gathered.
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Hermes Atlantis Paper Craft Window Display

Hermes Atlantis Paper Craft Blue Window Display

Zim and Zou has been widely featured throughout the site, from paper usb to chef’s masks made from food. This colorful paper craft series was designed for the re-opening of the Hermès store located in Beverly Hills on Rodeo Drive. This series is comprised of three window displays in three different colors, one in blue, one in green and the last in purple, all showcasing various architectural scenes representing the lost city of Atlantis.
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Origami Bench by blackLAB Architects

Origami Bench by blackLAB Architects

The Origami Bench, designed by blackLAB architects inc., is clever seating that was created as part of a special exhibition at the 2014 Interior Design Show in Toronto. The design itself is fabricated from geometric-shaped panels of white laminate covered, baltic birch plywood that are connected with piano hinges. The origami inspired planes each fold together and lay firm against the tubular steel legs they rest upon, giving the look of folded paper. Check out more of our Notsostrictly posts inspired by paper.
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Pop-Up Projection Mapped Greeting Card Using Smartphone

Pop-Up Projection Mapped Greeting Card With Smartphone

Auditoire, a Paris-based consulting agency in event communications, has created the first ever projection mapping pop-up greeting card that uses a smartphone as its video projector. In “Carte de Voeux 2014,” Auditoire projects light animations and video onto a card that opens into the facade of famous architectural buildings in Paris, Shanghai and Doha. Be sure to check out the video below.
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