Typographic Paper Sculpture: Still Life Comes Alive

Still Life Comes Alive by Brian Li

Brian Li, with the help of fellow teammates — Sean Yendrys for art direction, design from Dominic Liu, Duc Tran and Stefan Spec, and creative direction from Kyosuke Nishida, have created a typographical installation of epic proportions that was exhibited in the FOFA Gallery hallway-vitrine for the Concordia University Design Department End of Year exhibition, during the Montréal Design Portes Ouvertes 2010. They assembled thousands of pieces of paper which were folded and glued together to form a sentence which literally and perfectly illustrates “Still Life Comes Alive”.


Still Life Comes Alive by Brian LiStill Life Comes Alive by Brian Li

“The topographic shape transitions from the still nature of paper to the mountaneous organic structure, while keeping its geometric character. The idea started on paper, with sketches and concepts that were translated to the final design on the computer, to the final 3d shape, back to paper. Building the gigantic sculpture was pretty intense and we wouldn’t have been able to do it without the help of all the friends who kindly lent a hand, for which we are very grateful.” – Brian Li

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images via Brian Li

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