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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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.
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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Tagged animation, architecture, auditoire, card, france, paris, pop up, projection mapping, stationery, video
After several years of establishing herself as a painter, North Yorkshire-based artist Clare Lindley decided to take up the craft of paper cut art. She loved the craft so much so, that for the past 4 years this has become the preferred medium in her pieces.
London-based architecture studio Orproject has installed a forest of illuminated paper trees that sync together to form a continuous canopy at a gallery in New Delhi India. The installation, called Vana, which means forest in Sanskrit, is a series which embodies the basic forms of nature and features four trunk-like structures designed to mimic natural growth patterns. To achieve this, the team developed a series of algorithms that mimic the veins that are found in leaves.
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Talented Delaware-based quilling paper artist and blogger Ann Martin, who explores the worlds of creative paper art and paper craft, has been kind enough to share her work with our viewers. After seeing an article about quilling in a magazine, Ann embarked on her journey to explore this newfound skill. The coils and scrolls drew her in and ultimately piqued her interest in making these incredible and beautiful pieces from just paper and glue. At the time, she didn’t know anyone who made quilling art, so she learned from books and online tutorials. From this, she wanted to share her love of paper crafting and thus the All Things Paper blog was born.
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In an every day scenario of receiving mail, it can become fairly common to automatically discard an envelope, and in most cases only seek to review the contents within. For Stephen Sollins this, however, would not be the case. He has taken paper envelopes that would otherwise be stacked high at trash sites and has instead recycled and transformed them into lovely traditional quilts that use geometric forms as patterns.
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Julia Fröhlich is a freelance paper engineer and designer based in Rosenheim, Germany who has a variety of depth in her collection of works which includes pop-up books and sculptural illustrations. Julia has constructed this beautiful carousel pop-up book which consists of five scenes, each showing a key scene of the fairy tale “Little Red Riding Hood”. In each of the scenes a different color has been chosen to convey a mood. There are several different types of paper used in the carousel, but the front layer is hand cut out of a special paper called japanese chyiogami. There is also translucent paper that is used, this becomes only visible when the light inside the book is switched on.
With a background as an architect/designer, Kazakhstan-based Boris Klimov chose an interesting career path in advertising. He started at small companies in his home city in Russia and is now currently working for GForce Grey Affiliated Agency called Almaty as an Art Director. He has created this amazing taxidermy like paper sculpture of a gorilla with a chef hat on, and kitchen related items surrounding him, completely out of cardboard. Chefpanzee, an amazing mesh of names by the way, has great detailing in how it is sculpted as well, it makes me feel as if a cartoon character is jumping directly off of the wall.
Vojtech Kubašta (pronounced VOY-tesh ku-BASH-ta), who was born in Vienna and grew up in Prague, was a man of many talents. He was a Czech architect, graphic artist, children’s book illustrator and master of the pop-up book. In his time, the 1960s and ’70s, his uniquely incredible engineered books were translated into dozens of languages and read by millions of children around the world. However, in the United States, he was virtually unknown.
In invite you today view these works while they are still available. About one hundred items of Kubašta’s work, which has been carefully curated, are now featured at the Grolier Club and will be on display until March 15th in “Pop-Ups From Prague: A Centennial Celebration of the Graphic Artistry of Vojtech Kubašta.”