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Patrick Cabral wowed us previously with his initial exploration of the animal form. He was able to accentuate the gorgeous details such as fur and unique markings using several sheets of paper, meticulously cut into beautiful and unique patterns, which were then layered to provide depth. This time each paper relief shows even more detail and has the delicate nature of lace found through each pattern to further show how fragile they are as a result of their endangerment. He has not only continued this incredible series with several more animals, but he has followed up on his promise to donate to WWF to save these animals from extinction!Gorgeous Endangered Species Series In Cut Paper Brings Awareness To Great Cause seen first on Strictlypaper
We are all familiar with the talents of London based artist Owen Gildersleeve, with a depth in handcrafted illustration, set design and art direction. In his personal project, Shadow Spaces, he collaborated with still life photographer Stephen Lenthall to craft a series of miniature architectural paper spaces, using "light as a map to shape each form". The aim was to study the relationship between space, form, light and its natural counterpart, shadow.
Patrick Cabral is a multi-disciplinary designer based in the Manila, Philippines, whose latest works are comprised of various animals created from multiple layers of paper. Each are delicately cut with unique patterns, accentuating the finer details such as the fur, to explore the natural characteristics of the animal form. This has been an ongoing series on his Instagram account where he states, "I want to provide a contrast of soft materials to a predator." He has since then added to his series with more endangered species like the lion featured above, and hopes to eventually show how fragile some species are and how close they are to extinction.
If you are a video game enthusiast like myself, you're familiar with the popular video game, now turned movie Assassin's Creed, now out in theaters. Well Singapore-based designer Serene Teh has taken her hand-drawn black and white illustrations and transformed them into an action packed frame-by-frame animation, featuring the stunts, building leaping, and parkour movements seen throughout the film. The stop motion animation was created through the flipping of paper, while recording the with a handheld camera. The animation was later sped up in Adobe Premiere to provide more fluidity and syncing with the song. Amazing job!
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.
Kevin LCK has shown focus on the almost absurd relationship developed between humans and technology, as demonstrated in the past. This particular set of dioramas focuses primarily on laptops, which are commonly in everyday use by most individuals. The crafting of these illustrative laptop dioramas as retail store interiors, amplifies the idea of online shopping being prevalent. Their appearance in general to be everyday electronic appliances and devices that can be found in our domestic environment, however, their interiors are modified into this miniaturized human scaled space, all crafted in cardboard. He sought to detach the audience from reality temporarily, and provide a space to rethink and reevaluate the way we behave and perceive the relationship between ourselves, objects and the environment of technology in a more conscious way.
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!
Anastasia Savinova is a russian-born visual artist currently living and working in Sweden whose background in architectural studies has led her to create these intriguing large scale collages. Each collage is comprised of layer upon layer of photographs shot in various European capitals. The series is titled "Genius Loci", which according to the Romans was a protective spirit of a dwelling, takes on a more contemporary meaning which refers to a location's distinctive atmosphere. Savinovas's crisply composed collages are more than a medium of contrasting doors, windows, and roof lines, they explore the structure of life in their connection with the land and the spirit of the place.
'Ordinary Behavior' is a project designed by product designer and illustrator Kevin LCK where the premise explores the unhealthy relationship between ourselves and the technology that surrounds us in everyday context.
Kevin has created a set of five illustrative objects as the tools of revealing absurd situations. They are all made of paper cardboard and appear to be everyday electronic appliances and devices that can be found in our domestic environment, however, their interiors are modified into miniaturized human scaled dioramas.