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Australian illustrator Dan McPharlin is known for his gorgeous sci-fi illustrations that can be found on international magazine covers, books, and record sleeves, depicting alien worlds in beautiful retro color schemes. He made a wonderful series titled "Analogue Miniatures" to pay tribute to early synthesizers and analogue recording equipment. Each miniature synthesizer is meticulously handcrafted from framing matboard, cardboard, paper, plastic sheeting, string and rubber bands. Rather than replicating the existing machines, the focus was more about creating a revisionist history where analogue technology continued to flourish uninterrupted.Miniature Analogue Papercraft Synthesizers by Dan McPharlin seen first on Strictlypaper
The year has finally come to a close and the new year is upon us... Goodbye 2016, not gonna miss ya! I will however say that I look forward to all of the new art projects and paper artists that will pour into 2017. So let's take a look back to the 20 most popular posts from 2016, which span categories such as handcrafted paper sculptures, colorful installations, intricate origami, whimsical set designs, animations with projection mapping and so much more! Happy New Year from Strictlypaper!
Tokyo based artist Makiko Azakami began her paper making career while working as a 3D modeler for Sony Creative Products, where her interests led to the Sogetsu School of flower arrangement where she further studied under hat designer Akio Hirata. An impulsive urge to create a sculpture of Godzilla led to a more serious interest in the arts, culminating in her first exhibition in Tokyo in 1985. The works in the exhibition were displayed as photographs, and the “cute” reception that the diminutive subjects received bothered Azakami. Many years later, when visiting an exhibition of Australian sculptor Ron Mueck, Azakami was impressed by his approach to subjects and their scale. Taken by the character and charm created by the simple combination of scale and material, Azakami tried her hand at recreating an assortment of objects. Taking everyday objects, such as cameras, typewriters or even a calculator, and recreating them in a variety of scales by shrinking them down, making them into paper toys or blowing them up beyond their usual dimensions, each crafted out of paper.
UK based freelance artist Ryan Hall has a love and influence from pop culture, science fiction and just plain old wacky. His work consists of 3D based paper toys sometimes in the form of a card or even just as a toy model. In this installment he has featured Fred Flintstone, Doctor Who, Star Wars and even Batman, playing into the classics we all know an love.
With a background in engineering, design and invention, Ireland based papercraft pet maker Brian McSwiney is sure having a whole lot of fun bringing to life the unlikely pairing of a poodle and penguin having a good ol' time riding around on their skateboards! He is the mastermind behind PaperPetShop, a shop dedicated to making templates of all of your fave animals in one place. These recyclable polygonal paper toys roughly consists of 200 polygons, making the challenge each user takes from two dimensional to three dimensional an enjoyable paper crafting journey.
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!!!!
The Makerie Studio, using one of the most versatile and beautiful mediums, paper, has teamed up with Director André Gidoin to magically bring one of these worlds to life, by creating and filming a hand made paper Zoetrope.
Guillaume aka Tougui is a freelance graphic designer established near Annecy in France. You may remember his paper sculpture illustration entitled Yeti Attack, which was beautifully executed. It would seem that Tougui has an affinity towards the woods and nature. Now here is a wonderful 3D version of what would be similar to that of his illustration style as a paper toy. Meet Timber Jack! This little guy happens to also for sale in his shop. You can also check out the other paper toy goodies here.
Super You is a fun customizable paper toy that Matthew Hawkins created for Kohl's and Children's Mercy's S.T.A.R. Power program. Matthew imagined Super You to encourages kids to imagine themselves as a superhero by creating their very own action figure. Then it's time to get up and get active with Super You! Kansas City based toy designer Matthew Hawkins loves to create whimsical, animated, colorful and beautiful papertoys. He runs the wonderful blog custompapertoys.com and showcases a beautiful collection of work on his behance profile.
From Buenos Aires with a degree in Graphic Design from a University within the same city, Barbara Perdiguera is currently now an illustrator and animator based out of Madrid. The the nine papercraft dioramas series showcased here is for Editorial SM (Spain). Two have been selected to appear in the annual prestigious American Illustration 31 to be published this November. The one above which reminds me of the cover of the infamous Totoro and below, of the pink bear skipping through the woods.