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New Cut Paper Religious Rewritings by Meg Hitchcock

Meg Hitchcock Cut Paper Religious Rewritings

Brooklyn-based artist Meg Hitchcock has already wowed us in the past, with her incredible large scale illustrative pieces that incorporate meticulously weaving thousands of words letter by letter from the Koran to transcribe the Book of Revelation from the Christian New Testament. Her works are comprised of this underlying religious theme, dissecting the word of God, where she discourages the literal reading of the text by eliminating punctuation and spacing; a sentence from one text merges with a passage from another. Her newer works have began to take on more shape, forming a niqab or scarf from these letters, which are reconfigured from alternate texts such as the Bhagavad Gita, Book of Mormon and even the Kama Sutra.

Folding Paper EcoHelmet Wins James Dyson Design Award

Folding Paper EcoHelmet Wins James Dyson Design Award

When it comes to life-saving protective gear, “collapsible” doesn’t seem like a word you’d want to hear, but this folding bike helmet just won this year’s James Dyson Design Award for its unique design and unusual strength. In particular, the helmet has a unique expanding honeycomb configuration comprised of thick paper to protect the head from impact. The EcoHelmet designed by industrial designer Isis Shiffer makes it easy for a commuter to carry a bike helmet anywhere they go, particularly when traveling in urban centers and making use of rented bikes. Shiffer has created a low-cost helmet to address difficult and expensive need to buy or rent a helmet while traveling overseas, where bike rentals are common but helmets are a completely different story.

Otherworldly Folded and Cut Fractal Watercolor Portraits

Otherworldly Folded and Cut Fractal Watercolor Portraits by Timothy Hyunsoo Lee

Timothy Hyunsoo Lee is a Korean-American artist based in Brooklyn, whose inspiration is drawn from themes of psychological disorders, spirituality and religion. His sculptural installations mix several artistic techniques like realistic watercolor paintings, as well as the use of folding and cutting paper, similar to Christine Kim's work. This set of otherworldly portraits, whether suspended in mid air or folded and lain upon the floor, give a displaced feeling of movement through alternate dimensions, grasping at different parts of reality.

Amazing Lifelike Animal Sculptures by José Suris IV

Amazing Lifelike Animal Sculptures

It's pretty incredible to look at these images and think for a moment that they may possibly be made of real fur or, in the case of the goldfish, scales. However, they are entirely made up of hundreds of tiny pieces of paper carefully layered on top of one another to give this effect, stunning right?

Brooklyn-based artist José Suris IV has created these masterpieces, where he uses various papers, styrofoam, wirefoam and paperclay. With the use of several different colors, he mimics the lifelike quality and texture of these animals into these amazing paper sculptures. So amazing to have such talent coming out of the area I live in!

Interview with Paper Cut Artist Thomas Witte

Interview with Paper Cut Artist Thomas Witte

Our next artist I have upon a couple of occasions had the pleasure to see his work in person and I have to say that these pictures don't do his work justice. From far away each picture feels to be exactly what it is depicted from, a photograph. Upon moving closer you realize that it IS paper and then the shock and awe ensues.

Thomas Witte, a Brooklyn based paper artist, captures the everyday world we see through the lens of a camera and transforms them into large scale photographs made from cut out pieces of paper.

Paper Cut Religious Rewritings by Meg Hitchcock

Paper Cut Religious Rewritings by Meg Hitchcock

Brooklyn-based artist Meg Hitchcock creates these astounding swirled illustrative pieces by weaving together parts of religious texts letter by letter, which then create the words of other holy books.

The Story Of Light by M ss ng P eces

The Story Of Light by M ss ng P eces

M ss ng P eces is a Brooklyn-based creative company inspired by the limitless potential of the web. They took on the project for the introduction of GE's new led light bulb where they had to take a step back and dive into the history of light itself. They became inspired by this story and set out to create a handmade storybook illustrating the journey through the history of light. Each chapter focuses on major jumps in the progression of honing the source. Sit back and enjoy the journey through the history of light.

Stereo.type by Ebon Heath

Stereo.type by Ebon Heath
"This work (called Stereo.type) is a synthesis of our typographic language with the physical expression of our body language. These kinetic structures make the viewer listen with their eyes… or how can we make sound and its symbols found in language able to be heard visually. How can we unlock the sleeping meaning latent in a authors arrangement of letters and words to be free and as expressive as its content. When words come alive it will not be quiet. Some may yell or whisper, but they all are saying something." -- Ebon Heath

Bunraku Opening Sequence

Strictlypaper - Bunraku opening titles Watch the stunning opening animation for Guy Moshe's film BUNRAKU (), directed by Guilherme Marcondes and produced by Hornet Inc. Marcondes mixed elements of live action paper puppetry, 2D and 3D animation to explain the backstory of the universe in which BUNRAKU takes place.

Folding Paper Typeface by Graphiatrist

Graphiatrist Folding Paper Typeface 1 A Typography Experiment by Graphiatrist, a Brooklyn based multi-disciplinary design studio run by Eric Ku and Alex Merto who works with brand identity, art direction, packaging, print, illustration and interactive design.