Life-sized Iron Man Papercraft for Silicon Valley Comic Con

Life-sized Iron Man Papercraft by Owen Gildersleeve

For the love of paper folding, this may be from a while back, but it’s pretty awesome! British paper artist Owen Gildersleeve in collaboration with Thomas Forsyth were approached by the organizers of the Silicon Valley Comic Con to create a life-size paper sculpture of Iron Man for their first event at the 30,000 capacity San Jose Convention Centre. The model was built in separate parts in London over a four week period and then the individual components were shipped out to San Jose, California, where we pieced the model together live at the show over the course of the three day event. The sheer amount of time and effort that went into this papercraft is absolutely mind boggling.
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An Animated Journey Through Time With Courvoisier, The Toast of Paris [Video]

An Animated Journey Through Time With Courvoisier, The Toast of Paris [Video] - Davy and Kristin McGuire

We have been incredibly enamored by the body of astounding visual works through talented husband and wife duo Davy and Kristin McGuire. They have the ability to convey imaginative stories, sometimes even extremely romantic, through projection mapping animations onto large paper dioramas. The viewer is able to peer into these worlds with wonder, feeling wrapped up in these given moments as if they might be there themselves.

Inspired by the papercraft aesthetics and projection techniques that they developed for their first commission from Courvoisier, Alchimie de Courvoisier, the cognac brand invited them to create paper film sets for their new campaign. The commercial above has been shown in cinemas, and the paper rendering of the Eiffel Tower and the Parisian town house for the key visual are now on display in Courvoisier‘s own museum in Jarnac, France.
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Miniature Analogue Papercraft Synthesizers by Dan McPharlin

Miniature Analogue Papercraft Synthesizers by Dan McPharlin

Australian illustrator Dan McPharlin is known for his gorgeous sci-fi illustrations that can be found on international magazine covers, books, and record sleeves, depicting alien worlds in beautiful retro color schemes. He made a wonderful series titled “Analogue Miniatures” to pay tribute to early synthesizers and analogue recording equipment. Each miniature synthesizer is meticulously handcrafted from framing matboard, cardboard, paper, plastic sheeting, string and rubber bands. Rather than replicating the existing machines, the focus was more about creating a revisionist history where analogue technology continued to flourish uninterrupted.
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Life-Size Cardboard Figures by Warren King

Life-Size Cardboard Figures by Warren King

Warren King is an American artist based in Stockholm, Sweden who creates these stunning life-sized figures from only cardboard and glue. This ongoing project is a recreation of his grandparents’ home village in China one individual at a time. The discarded materials that he uses relate to the nature of the connections he is attempting to reconstruct. The forms are abstracted, and the backs of the figures are left unfinished, revealing hollowness and the artist’s meticulous construction. His work is not so much about the individuals that are represented as it is about his own attempts to understand them, and also the limitations of these efforts.
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Top 20 Amazing Examples of Paper Quilling

Top 20 Amazing Examples of Paper Quilling

There are many beautiful artworks made of paper that we have seen throughout this site and many others, whether monumental sculptures or unique carvings out of books. However, there is one technique I feel hasn’t gotten as much love it deserves, the art of paper quilling. There are so many talented artists out there and I feel that it is absolutely necessary to share them with you all, even if this is just the beginning. The featured artists share a common goal in breaking the boundaries of traditional quilling, leaving the viewer mesmerized, with circling questions of “how did they do that?!” and “Wow, that’s incredible!” I hope you enjoy this selection!
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Bold and Colorful Advertising Campaign for Chandon in Paper By REVERBERE

Bold and Colorful Advertising Campaign for Chandon in Paper By REVERBERE

REVERBERE is a lab-workshop based in Paris where tailor-made graphic solutions are brought to life. The team was tasked in the creation of the decor and accessories featured throughout this international advertising campaign for Chandon. Geared toward the Millennial generation, these posters all show visuals that are bold and colorful universes of paper food, beaches and celebratory cannons, inviting us to relax and share a chilled glass of Chandon together. I honestly feel like I’m packing for a vacation with these ads, bring it!
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Paradigm Gallery + Studio, Art on Paper New York 2017

Paradigm Gallery + Art on Paper New York 2017

March 2nd – March 5th, 2017

If you are looking for something to do today amongst all of the amazing art shows on this weekend in New York, I have just the thing for all paper enthusiasts. Be sure to stop by Art On Paper Exhibition at Pier 36, Paradigm Gallery + Studio – Booth E1. They will be showing four artists that I think are a must see. In order above from left to right, Charles Clary, Seth Clark, Kelly Kozma and Alex Eckman-Lawn. There is a range from cut paper collage, mixed media paper reliefs, to hole-punched paper and photographs forming new pieces. You have until tomorrow, so be sure to swing through!
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Minimal Kinetic Landscapes in Paper by Agnès Cappadoro

Minimal Kinetic Landscapes in Paper by Agnès Cappadoro

Paris based artist Agnès Cappadoro has a body of work that utilizes a hybrid quilling technique to visualize the notions of topography through pieces of art, combining photographs and sculptures, while exploring Augustin Berque’s sentence “Man is a geographic human-being.” Inspired by minimalism, kinetic art and photography, she creates sculptures that mimic geometrical paintings and settings that transmit the vision and relationship between works of art and bodies. She documents impermanence and a constantly changing geography. Her work, calling for contemplation, is a long meditation where patience is simultaneously a process, a medium, a message and a goal.
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Paper Cities Enclosed in Glass by Ayumi Shibata

Paper Cities Enclosed in Glass by Ayumi Shibata

January 19th – March 25th, 2017

Japanese artist Ayumi Shibata uses traditional methods of Japanese paper cutting to create miniature cities inside of glass vessels. Her chosen materials reference the delicate relationship humans have with our environment and natural forces of our world, while also relating to the Japanese translation of “paper.” In Japanese, the word for “paper” is “Kami,” which can also mean “god,” “divinity,” or “spirit.” Kami are omnipresent in the Shinto religion, and reside in the sky, ground, trees, and rocks.

Using this charged material, Shibata attempts to construct a sculptural dialogue about how we relate and respond to our natural world. Some of Shibata’s work is included in the three-person exhibition Passion Paper at Galerie Atalier Du Genie in Paris through March 25, 2017.
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Poetic Paper Cut-Outs Give Greek Tragedy New Wings [Video]

Poetic Paper Cut-Outs Give Greek Tragedy New Wings

Animated paper cutouts come together to form a visual representation of a poem influenced by the Greek mythological character Orpheus. In Transmission, illustrator and animator Afroditi Bitzouni interprets Chris Sakellaridis’s poem of the same name through a form of cut out collage animation. This experimental performance combines poetry, music, animation, dance and opera. There is a seamless fluidity through Bitzouni’s animation of fragmented landscapes and abstract humanoids from scraps of colored paper. The majority of the cut outs are grain layer construction paper while others look like they were taken from a magazine or book.
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