Category Archives: architecture

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.

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.

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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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.

Interview with Paper Artist Sam Pierpoint

Interview with Paper Artist Sam Pierpoint - Paper Bristol

It's been a little while since we have had an interview grace Strictlypaper, and I am more than thrilled to share our interview and the incredible works of none other than Bristol based paper artist Sam Pierpoint. Her paper sculptures are astounding! The amount of detail that is carefully placed into each is truly unique. Sam also has an incredible range spanning advertising campaigns, magazine covers, editorials, installations, set design, product packaging and window displays. We have already had the opportunity to see some of this range through her Christmas campaign for Bristol. All in all her works are well thought out visual masterpieces, so I implore you to enjoy this look into Sam Pierpoint.

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Artist Creates Miniaturized Watercolor Sculptures of Bangkok Out of Paper

Jung Senarak Creates Miniaturized Watercolor Sculptures of Bangkok Out of Paper

We have featured many beautiful cityscapes throughout the years, some being grand in scale, and some colorful, while others have been carved into books or even forming paper typography. Well let me introduce you to Jung Senarak, a talented illustrator based out of Bangkok, Thailand who has demonstrated his talents through this beautiful series of miniaturized hand-painted watercolor buildings showing old town Bangkok. He has taken great care to painstakingly add the subtlest details, from patched roofing and small posters, to the smallest type on each storefront. Truly astounding!

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Fantastic Miniature Worlds Bursting with Color for Hermès Window Display in Dubai

Fantastic Miniature Worlds of Nature Bursting with Color for Hermès Window Display in Dubai - Floral Full

The French duo Zim and Zou have graced us with their stunning works in the past, from vintage electronics to colorful chef's masks covered in festive fruits and veggies. All in all, their work has an underlying theme of colors in unique combinations and their attention to detail.

These two papercraft window displays are for the opening of a new Hermès store in Dubai (Mall of the Emirates). Through this project, spectators have a sneak peek at the curious characters living inside this nature filled environment. One window has a motif of a mushroom village, while the other shows blooming flower huts. This microscopic point of view shows plants and other vegetal life reigning as masters, like a kind of picture, a flash, a precise instant in nature’s unrestrained run.

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