Category Archives: sculpture
Nick Meeuws, a Netherlands based designer, has created this extensively detailed landscape of the Savanna complete with and elephant, meerkat and monkey. Also with the perfect colors and gradations to really make you feel the heat of the desert and sun. He used a layering technique which adds depth to the piece making it more three dimensional.
José Santamarina is a renowned Spanish graphic designer who has created the series entitled N O V U K…, hand crafted shadowboxes filled with intricate geometric forms robust in color. Most are made from fine cardboard which are all
Los Angeles native Jeff Nishinaka is a relief paper sculpture artist who has a stunning array of work that needless to say can blow anyone away. His portfolio spans a wide range including Bloomingdale’s, Sprint, Visa, Penn State University, Paramount Pictures and Coca Cola. Over the years he has found various techniques in how to manipulate and bend paper to make these magnificent masterpieces. I’m really happy to have him featured on our site since he is one of my favorite paper artists! Also be sure to check out the videos of the artist in action!
Christina Lihan, who was formally trained as an architect, has created these astoundingly detailed architectural reliefs by intricately hand cutting paper. Her works are mostely sculptural, three-dimensional reliefs of skyscrapers, cityscapes, historic buildings, and European and American landmarks. Throughout her process she carves, cuts, scores, bends and folds watercolor paper by hand to form facades that come alive with shadows, texture, light and details.
Michael Murphy is a Georgia-based artist who creates incredible multilayered sculptures, one of which was created for TIME Magazine for their iPad edition of their annual Person of the Year issue out of cardboard. Murphy designed a huge 8′ X 6′ X 7′ cardboard sculpture of President Barack Obama consisting of 66 hand-cut cardboard plates suspended from above, the sculpture is meant to take on different meaning depending on your vantage point.
Having been peppered throughout the site quite frequently featuring a wide range of projects from installations, to works with Hermés and even paper cut illustrations, Andy Singleton is no stranger to our site! With such a wide background and range in the development in his craft, I am more than pleased to share our interview with him as well as the lovely videos that accompany a couple of the pieces.
Ink Studio is a Brussels based design studio that has created this amazing wallpaper for the year 2013. They have managed to combine a series of beautiful colors and produce what looks to be a very complex paper craft having layer upon layer of eye-catching detail, making it an outstanding piece, so why wouldn’t you want it for your desktop? You can download the 1920 x 1200 wallpaper here.
“As a paper engineer, Matt Shlian‘s work is rooted in print media, book arts, and commercial design, though he frequently finds himself collaborating with a cadre of scientists and researchers who are just now recognizing the practical connections between paper folding and folding at microscopic and nanoscopic scales.” — Ghostly International
Kota Hiratsuka is a Japanese paper engineer that has been exploring origami by manipulating paper into these beautiful geometrical formed mosaics. He also has them for sale on his site Origami Mosaics, be sure to check them out!
Soon is a Belgian-based studio that creates visual identities in combination with photography. Most of their work is hand crafted and afterwards transformed into a digital image. With this piece, How to Build a Comic in 3D, Soon has created a whimsical 3D environment with the elements of based around a comic strip.