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Dosshaus is the artistic collaboration of Zoey Taylor and David Connelly, multidisciplinary artists whose work ranges across the board with painting, sculpture, installation and performance to photography, film, and video. Wow, say that five times fast! They have an ongoing series entitled House of Cardboard, where they showcase reclaimed cardboard that has been transformed into vintage styled pieces that are either worn or used in these quirky scenes. Each object down to the sewn garments, dining table of paper food, or freestanding camera are all hand painted in black and white and also blueish tones and affixed with glue, giving each piece an old fashioned feel, as if plucked from a vintage animation.
Talented Swiss photographer Christian Tagliavini loves cultivating stories with open endings of unexplored themes or unusual concepts, as we have seen previously. Through Tagliavini's background he is able to invent, create and produce images that blend fine arts and craftsmanship. This exciting collision of circumstances resulted the transformation of an ordinary deck of cards into these life-sized works of art, where he takes on the role of fashion designer and photographer by constructing these unique pieces from paper and cardboard.
Known for creating exquisite, fashionable and most definitely wearable works of art, like previously featured, artist Asya Kozina has made this incredible collection of paper wigs that incorporates EVERY bit of extravagance. Utilizing only paper and cardboard, they are fashioned in Baroque-era monochrome decadence. Each piece is adorned with everyday objects, whether they are swashbuckling ships or majestic planes, that appear as if to have landed upon a robust cloud.
As we ride through this wonderful Halloween weekend filled with costumes, ghosts, witches and beyond amazing makeup, I have decided to share with you a creative round up of some pretty incredible paper skulls seen throughout the years as well as on Instagram. These skulls are all truly unique in their own ways, whether carved out of a book, made of money, or printed for your own personalized wear, like the one above by Steve Wintercroft. So sit back and enjoy this selection of 10 wonderfully crafted paper skulls just in time for Halloween!
Polish-born, Stockholm-based fashion designer Bea Szenfeld has blown us away in the past with her collections such as Sur La Plage and her 'Haute Papier' on the runway in 2014. Now she has taken her origami-inspired fashion to the theatre in a collaboration with the Royal Swedish Opera, featuring a collection of dancers modeling her whimsical costumes.
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!!!!
Ajax Lee, a Taiwan-based photographer and art dircetor who is passionate about fashion & trends, has transformed nine famous fashion ensembles – designed by the likes of Christian Dior, Issey Miyake, Viktor & Rolf and Yves Saint Laurent — are reimagined as ‘paper doll’ clothes, propped up and positioned against live models. These 'paper dolls' were shot in an amusement park to match the whimsicality of the theme, the images depict dresses, coats, skirts and swimsuits ‘cut-out’ from large paper sheets, where ‘tabs’ seemingly secure the garment to the model. The models are surrounded by vibrantly hued backdrops, along with paper-made accessories such as dogs, cats, and surf boards to complete the wacky scenes.
Benja Harney has created three unique bespoke headdresses for their 2014 Hermès Germany summer party celebrating the theme ‘Métamorphose’. Each papercraft headdresses is unique in its construction, folding and interlocking. What makes each of these gorgeous costume constructs absolutely special is their construction, which requires no use of glue! The headdresses include a helmet fit for Neptune which has sea creatures throughout in orange and also in the shape of a seashell, Diana's dark garland is adorned with deer horns and objects like stars and the moon from the galaxy, and lastly Zeus’ glistening crown has a beak and is covered in thunderbolts, clouds and a column with wings. The guests of the black tie gala evening, held in Munich in a wonderful old chateau, were presented with the selection of different headdresses to wear upon arrival, sounds like a party I would love to attend!
Russia-based paper artist Asya Kozina has created these astoundingly intricate paper costumes, which were especially made for the wedding underwear company "Wild Orchid". The different styles that are depicted in this series show the traditional fashion sense of bridal dresses found in countries across the globe, but realized in this ever so delicate medium, paper. The black and white truly captures the the elegance and grace perfectly!
Talented Delaware-based quilling paper artist and blogger Ann Martin, who explores the worlds of creative paper art and paper craft, has been kind enough to share her work with our viewers. After seeing an article about quilling in a magazine, Ann embarked on her journey to explore this newfound skill. The coils and scrolls drew her in and ultimately piqued her interest in making these incredible and beautiful pieces from just paper and glue. At the time, she didn't know anyone who made quilling art, so she learned from books and online tutorials. From this, she wanted to share her love of paper crafting and thus the All Things Paper blog was born.