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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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Cosmic Surgery: Origami Portraits by Alma Haser

Cosmic Surgery: Origami Portraits by Alma Haser

London based, German photographer Alma Haser has an all too familiar portrait series entitled Cosmic Surgery, which we saw a glimpse of previously. This collection includes newer portraits specifically for PULSE Miami Beach. Her works have a process made up of three distinct stages. Firstly Alma photographs her sitter, then prints multiple images of the subjects face and folds them into a complicated origami modular construction, which then gets placed back onto the original face of the portrait. Finally the whole piece is re-photographed.

Her works will be on display during PULSE Miami Beach at the De Soto Gallery, Booth N-302 through December 31, 2016, so be sure to check it out and maybe I will see you there! You can also grab her new pop-up book featuring this series, which has some really nice origami pop-ups toward the back, as you can see in the video below.

Cosmic Surgery: Origami Portraits by Alma Haser seen first on on Strictlypaper

Laser Cut Pop Up Kirigami Cards of Landmarks from New York, Paris and London

Laser Cut Pop Up Kirigami Cards of Landmarks from London - Tower Bridge

With over a decade of experience working as a graphic designer in leading branding agencies around the world, London based artist Judy Robinson decided to create something purely for the love of creating. With her passion for papercraft and a love of sophisticated minimalist design Paper Tango was born. Little did she know that her pop-up creations made in her small bedroom in North London would, through the encouragement of family and friends, grow into an international creative business. These kirigami pop-up cards are of landmarks from New York, Paris and London, which have been intricately laser cut and individually hand folded and trimmed. The card is A4 size and made from premium Italian paper and UK paper stocks. Be sure to check out the entire collection on Paper Tango.

What a Mess! A Pop-Up Book of Misadventure

What a Mess! A Pop-Up Book of Misadventure by Keith Allen

With a love for pop-up books inspired by the everyday (mis)adventures of his children, Keith Allen, a Cleveland based Senior Product Designer and Paper Engineer, at the well known greeting card company American Greetings, has ventured into self-publishing to create this unique book about how hard it is for his children to clean their rooms. 'What a Mess! A Pop-Up Misadventure,’ is a story that follows two siblings after their messy room becomes so out-of-control that it explodes from their doorway, sends them to the top of a toy mountain, spins them around in a dust-nado, and much more. Every page turn is a dazzling, well-constructed, complex paper pop-up that is sure to delight and amaze. He takes this mundane chore and has made it fun for them by turning it into a story of adventure.

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!!!!

Pop-Up Projection Mapped Greeting Card Using Smartphone

Pop-Up Projection Mapped Greeting Card With Smartphone

Auditoire, a Paris-based consulting agency in event communications, has created the first ever projection mapping pop-up greeting card that uses a smartphone as its video projector. In “Carte de Voeux 2014,” Auditoire projects light animations and video onto a card that opens into the facade of famous architectural buildings in Paris, Shanghai and Doha. Be sure to check out the video below.

The Pop-Up Wizard From Prague Exhibition


Vojtech Kubasta (pronounced VOY-tesh ku-BASH-ta), who was born in Vienna and grew up in Prague, was a man of many talents. He was a Czech architect, graphic artist, children’s book illustrator and master of the pop-up book. In his time, the 1960s and ’70s, his uniquely incredible engineered books were translated into dozens of languages and read by millions of children around the world. However, in the United States, he was virtually unknown.

In invite you today view these works while they are still available. About one hundred items of Kubasta's work, which has been carefully curated, are now featured at the Grolier Club and will be on display until March 15th in “Pop-Ups From Prague: A Centennial Celebration of the Graphic Artistry of Vojtech Kubasta.”

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!

Pop-Up Pixel Valentine’s Card

Pop-Up Pixel Valentine's Card

If you are at the starting point of looking for a Valentine's Day card for your loved one, look no further! Kate from Mini Eco has designed this lovely pop-up pixel heart card that you can download on her site for free. There are detailed instructions for both light paper and dark. Also provided are scoring instructions. You can find all the information you need here.

NEW Horrorgami

New Horrorgami - Psycho

Last year around about this time we featured the introductory Horrorgami series from talented kirigami artist Marc Hagan-Guirey aka Paper Dandy, which featured The Shining, The Amityville Horror, The Exorcist, and The Addams Family.

Well, it's that time of year again! With Halloween right around the corner it felt appropriate to share his latest NEW works of Horrorgami where in this installment of classics we have the house from Psycho, fire station from Ghostbusters, apartment building from Rosemary's Baby,the Deezte residence from Beetlejuice and the Venice waterway from Don't Look Now. Each Horrorgami is sold as a limited edition of 13, how fitting, for purchase on his site here. Stay tuned, the series won't be complete until there are 13 total.