Ethereal Cut Paper Illustrations of Women in Water by Sonia Alins

Into the Water II: Cut Paper Illustrations by Sonia Alins

We have seen the beautiful works of Spanish artist Sonia Alins previously, featuring several women with exaggerated proportions floating or even dancing under the transparent sheets of water. They stay afloat in this aquatic environment, with only some parts shown above the water level. Dones d’aigua II, a continuation of this previous series, showcases the subtle, delicate and ethereal idea of the mysterious aquatic environment where the figures emerge or not.
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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.
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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.
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Life-sized Iron Man Papercraft for Silicon Valley Comic Con

Life-sized Iron Man Papercraft by Owen Gildersleeve

For the love of paper folding, this may be from a while back, but it’s pretty awesome! British paper artist Owen Gildersleeve in collaboration with Thomas Forsyth were approached by the organizers of the Silicon Valley Comic Con to create a life-size paper sculpture of Iron Man for their first event at the 30,000 capacity San Jose Convention Centre. The model was built in separate parts in London over a four week period and then the individual components were shipped out to San Jose, California, where we pieced the model together live at the show over the course of the three day event. The sheer amount of time and effort that went into this papercraft is absolutely mind boggling.
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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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Miniature Analogue Papercraft Synthesizers by Dan McPharlin

Miniature Analogue Papercraft Synthesizers by Dan McPharlin

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.
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Life-Size Cardboard Figures by Warren King

Life-Size Cardboard Figures by Warren King

Warren King is an American artist based in Stockholm, Sweden who creates these stunning life-sized figures from only cardboard and glue. This ongoing project is a recreation of his grandparents’ home village in China one individual at a time. The discarded materials that he uses relate to the nature of the connections he is attempting to reconstruct. The forms are abstracted, and the backs of the figures are left unfinished, revealing hollowness and the artist’s meticulous construction. His work is not so much about the individuals that are represented as it is about his own attempts to understand them, and also the limitations of these efforts.
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Top 20 Amazing Examples of Paper Quilling

Top 20 Amazing Examples of Paper Quilling

There are many beautiful artworks made of paper that we have seen throughout this site and many others, whether monumental sculptures or unique carvings out of books. However, there is one technique I feel hasn’t gotten as much love it deserves, the art of paper quilling. There are so many talented artists out there and I feel that it is absolutely necessary to share them with you all, even if this is just the beginning. The featured artists share a common goal in breaking the boundaries of traditional quilling, leaving the viewer mesmerized, with circling questions of “how did they do that?!” and “Wow, that’s incredible!” I hope you enjoy this selection!
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