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Majestic and Iconic Paper Cut Silhouettes of Tribal Men and Women by Valentine Louafi


Valentine Louafi is a French graphic designer and paper cut artist based in Aix-en-Provence, Southern France. Her studies were based around 2D animated movies and furthermore her thesis encompassed the representation of silhouettes, especially transcribing expression and body movement and the use of positive and negative contrast between the two. Her work has always been drawn to this type of representation due to the delicate and powerful nature of the silhouette and also its simplicity, while evoking endless depth and meaning. Her most recent works, entitled the "Gold Serie", focuses on the majestic and iconic portraits of men and women with body modifications from worldwide tribes, mostly from Africa, which hold a near and dear place in her heart.

Paper Cut Silhouettes by David Reeves

Paper Cut Silhouettes by David Reeves

David A. Reeves is a photographer and designer, who has been making miniature staged vignettes made ​​from cut paper silhouettes. The images have been layered to create an incredible depth of field. He has included references to martial arts, a western, Batman and even some zombie scenes!

Paper-Cut Silhouettes of our Favorite Pop Culture Characters by Olly Moss

Strictlypaper Olly Moss Papercuts at Gallery 1988 Melrose Threadless artist Olly Moss creates incredible and witty paper-cut silhouettes of his favorite pop culture characters, from Mary Poppins to Darth Vader. All paper-cuts were featured in a solo exhibition at Gallery 1988 in Melrose from May 7 to May 20, 2011. Olly was working on the paper-cuts for 6 month and the sheer number of cuts is just impressive. Threadless threw together a really nice video that captures the folks' reactions at the opening night event. Enjoy!

Cubist-Inspired Paper Cutouts Are Effortlessly Cut From a Single Sheet of Paper

Cubist-Inspired Paper Cutouts Are Effortlessly Cut From a Single Sheet of Paper by Jose Antonio Roda

Barcelona based illustrator José Antonio Roda transforms paper into cutouts that look like Cubist inspired line drawings. His hand cut portraits have a Picasso-esque familiarity like one of his famous sketches, with wonderful use of positive and negative shapes. Each illustration is produced from a single sheet of paper, where his careful incisions have an effortless feel to them. Some have even been juxtaposed against bright circles or rectangles in the background, making for a seamless color block. Shape and design are a huge part of cut paper illustration, and a rather evident appeal throughout José’s work where he shows clear dedication to detail and his craft.

Winnie Truong Creates Beautifully Grotesque Cut Paper Illustrations

Winnie Truong Creates Beautifully Grotesque Cut Paper Illustrations

Working exclusively with colored pencils, Toronto based illustrator Winnie Truong's body of work continues to explore the possibilities of large-scale drawing and the expressiveness of hair as subject in her art. 'Paper Cuts' is a new body of work by Winnie Truong that was created over the course of a two-month period of isolation at the Doris McCarthy Artist Residency at Fool’s Paradise. Truong collected and drew from her surrounding winter cottage and landscape, the silhouettes of branches, withered florae, and dry grass which she uses as layered and dimensional elements that organically emerge from her deserted nude figures. Her works are both beautiful and grotesque, familiar and discomforting; Truong's drawings question and subvert our heavily coded ideas of beauty and the status quo while inspiring the imagination.

Giant Paper Sculptures That Use Color to Divide and Establish Space Within a Room

Giant Paper Sculptures That Use Color to Divide and Establish Space Within a Room by Emmanuelle Moureaux Emmanuelle Moureaux is a French architect that has been living in Tokyo since 1996. There she established "emmanuelle moureaux architecture + design" in 2003. Inspired by the layers and colors that Tokyo provides, channeling complex depth and density on the streets, and the Japanese traditional spatial elements like sliding screens, she has created the concept of "shikiri", which literally means "dividing (creating) space with colors". She uses colors as three-dimensional elements, like layers, in order to create these fine tuned spaces, not as a finishing touch applied on surfaces. Handling colors as a medium to compose space, her wish is to give emotion through colors with her creations, which range from art, design to architecture. In this series created for the Exhibition "Space in Ginza" at METoA Ginza in Tokyu Plaza Ginza, Emmanuelle revealed an installation that uses centimeter-level measurement accuracy of the Quasi-Zenith Satellite System (QZSS) as a motif. The interactive installation gives form to the high precision technologies in a beautiful visual form.

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!!!!

Little Red Riding Hood Light Book

Little Red Riding Hood Light Book by Julia Froehlich

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.

10 Valentine’s Day Ideas For Your Loved Ones


In the past we have had some gear-like jewelry, a pixel pop-up card and even a mechanical greeting card. Who says you can't be creative! As the infamous Valentine's Day draws near and proves to be a special occasion, for some, I have decided to feature some various works that you can either DIY (do it yourself), purchase online or just sit back and admire. Also featured below is a video of the image above. ENJOY!

Stop-Motion Music Video for Shugo Tokumaru by Kijek / Adamski

Stop-Motion Music Video for Shugo Tokumaru by Kijek / Adamski

This one definitely needs to be put in full-screen mode! Check the lastest stop motion video from animation duo Katarzyna Kijek and Przemysław Adamski for Japanese singer-songwriter Shugo Tokumaru. This music video was launched Pitchfork and features an amazing, continuous parade of what must be thousands of cut paper and foam core silhouettes set to Tokumaru’s quirky track Katachi.