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Shape & Shadow Animates Paper Cutouts Into Hypnotizing Music Video

Shape & Shadow Animates Paper Cutouts Into Hypnotizing Music Video

Hayley Morris of Shape & Shadow has created a mesmerizing music video for Austin based band Explosions in the Sky using her trademark stop-motion animation style incorporated with thousands of paper shapes and geometric sculptures. To create these hypnotizing patterns and folds along side the single ‘The Ecstatics,’ Morris uses delicate cut-outs made of paper, moving each unique piece by hand. The latticed shapes and origami sculptures are then brought to life through projection mapping and marine colors.

The Master of Folds: A NASA Physicist Turned Origami Artist [Video]

The Master of Folds: A NASA Physicist Turned Origami Artist Robert Lang

Robert J. Lang is an American physicist who is also one of the foremost origami artists and theorists in the world. He is known for his complex and elegant designs, most notably of insects and animals. In 2001 he quit his job at NASA to focus his passion: the art of paper folding. With a deep understanding of mathematics and materials, Lang’s origami designs have been incorporated into everything from spacecraft to airbags. His works aren’t limited to functional objects, he’s also produced a wide range of original artworks that have been exhibited around the world. The Great Big Story recently sat down with Lang for this brief interview.

Energetic Papercraft Cartoon Mashup Amazingness by Shotopop

Energetic Papercraft Cartoon Mashup Amazingness by Shotopop

It's been a while since we have posted about our friends over at Shotopop, and since I'm a huge cartoon fan I couldn't resist adding this layered gem to the site. The London and New York based crew was invited by their friends over at WIZZ Design to create a plagiarized artwork for their exhibition, PLAGIAT.

They decided to go with a medium they have used previously, paper. Since they also shared the same affinity for cartoons, they created an amazing mashup of all of their favorites as a layered paper relief. They've got the Power Puff Girls, Fin and Jake from Adventure Time, and Aku from Samurai Jack just to name a few. And of course this colorful masterpiece is bursting to the brim with energy.

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Gorgeous Endangered Species Series In Cut Paper Brings Awareness To Great Cause

Patrick Cabral Endangered Species Series In Cut Paper - Lynx

Patrick Cabral wowed us previously with his initial exploration of the animal form. He was able to accentuate the gorgeous details such as fur and unique markings using several sheets of paper, meticulously cut into beautiful and unique patterns, which were then layered to provide depth. This time each paper relief shows even more detail and has the delicate nature of lace found through each pattern to further show how fragile they are as a result of their endangerment. He has not only continued this incredible series with several more animals, but he has followed up on his promise to donate to WWF to save these animals from extinction!

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Shadow Spaces: Miniature Architecture Handcrafted From Paper Looks Like Real Buildings

Shadow Spaces: Miniature Architecture Handcrafted From Paper Looks Like Real Buildings

We are all familiar with the talents of London based artist Owen Gildersleeve, with a depth in handcrafted illustration, set design and art direction. In his personal project, Shadow Spaces, he collaborated with still life photographer Stephen Lenthall to craft a series of miniature architectural paper spaces, using "light as a map to shape each form". The aim was to study the relationship between space, form, light and its natural counterpart, shadow.

Ethereal Cut Paper Illustrations of Women in Water by Sonia Alins

Into the Water II: Cut Paper Illustrations by Sonia Alins

We have seen the beautiful works of Spanish artist Sonia Alins previously, featuring several women with exaggerated proportions floating and even dancing under the transparent sheets of water. This They stay afloat in this aquatic environment, with only some parts shown above the water level. Dones d'aigua II showcases the subtle, delicate and ethereal idea of mysterious aquatic environment where the figures emerge or not.

Beautiful Metallic Architectural Pillar Installation by Lacy Barry

Beautiful Metallic Architectural Pillar Installation by Lacy Barry

Lacy Barry is a Canadian paper artist and set designer who is known mainly for her work with paper and commercial bar interiors. This gorgeous metallic pillars shows various styles of architecture from different eras that have been juxtaposed together to create a truly unique sculpture. Her abilities and aesthetic range from retail window displays, interiors, live installations, events, video projects, commercials, web & print media and much more.

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An Astounding Series of Airships Handcrafted in Cardboard by Jeroen van Kesteren

An Astounding Series of Airships Handcrafted in Cardboard by Jeroen van Kesteren

Over the past year, Netherlands-based artist Jeroen van Kesteren has been constructing these unbelievable airships as part of a series titled Orphanage for Lost Adventures. Each structure is made from cardboard, aluminum foil, adhesives, and an assortment of papers used for sails and propellers, the whimsical flying machines have a distinct steampunk essence. Ranging from about 40 to 50 centimeters tall, each piece takes rougly about a month to make.

Interview with Paper Artist Julianna Szabo

Interview with Julianna Szabo

Once again it has been a little bit since we shared an interview, but fret not it was worth the wait! You may already be familiar with the broad array of talent Julianna Szabo possesses through our post about her Silk Road Film Festival typographic pieces, wowing us with the miniature versions of most parts of the globe. Sometimes her work also features stop motion animation, bringing to life these wonderful three dimensional set designs. This interview will take a deeper look into her background, process and how she got to where she is today. Enjoy!

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Miniature Urban Landscape by Joshua Smith

Miniature Urban Landscape by Joshua Smith

Joshua Smith is a miniature sculpture and stencil artist based in Adelaide, South Australia. His body of work consists of hyperrealistic urban architecture that primarily focus on the often overlooked aspects of the urban environment with features such as grime, rust, graffiti, discarded cigarettes, or wall posters perfectly recreated in 1:20 scale miniatures. Each piece, crated from MDF, Wood, cardboard, plastic card, chalk pastels, spraypaint, wire, plastruct.