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It's Christmas Eve and like me, you may still have some Christmas shopping to do....whoopsie! So I'm asking if you have a precious moment to spare, and I'm almost certain you do, you have to look at these truly inspiring and beautiful quilled contemporary pieces comprised of snowflake ornaments and a poinsettia, that's right... just one, from the creative duo from Saint Paul, Minnesota, Judith and Rolfe. I'm in love with their work because it showcases examples of taking the art of quilling to the next level. The snowflake designs are minimal, only outlining the edges to make the perfect dangling ornament. The poinsettias on the other hand are more complex, and have a similar feel to the more recent works of Yulia Brodskaya, utilizing a more dense and almost stroked coloring with each strip like painting the actual strokes in the paper sculpture. The husband and wife duo are both designers/architects by craft, which clearly brings to light that they both share a special talent and also patience I'm sure, in mastering a fine art such as this is... it's truly breathtaking. I would love to take it up one day myself just to give it a try.Beautiful Quilled Snowflake Ornaments and a Poinsettia by Judith and Rolfe seen first on on Strictlypaper
Currently residing in the rural countryside just outside of Bristol in the Mendip Hills, paper artist Sam Pierpoint works both commercially and artistically, for a variety of different purposes ranging from advertising campaigns, magazine covers, editorials, installations, set design, product packaging and window displays.
She was recently commissioned by Peloton Design who wanted to collaborate on a Christmas campaign that would cut through the noise for Visit Bristol. They decided upon a paper sculpture of Bristol that would capture some of the cities most loved attractions. This cityscape is moonlit in the night, and created with G.F Smith papers in a muted color palette of white/champagne. LED lights were carefully threaded through the sculpture to create a warm and inviting glow, allowing for the fine details of the structure to almost glisten against the dark backdrop. The advertising campaign, which also included an editorial illustration, a publication illustration, window display and a making-of video, featured below, successfully helped to promote Bristol as an exciting and magical Christmas shopping destination for 2016.
Just in time for the holidays a delightful Christmas stamp collection handcrafted in paper by Helen Musslewhite! Helen Musselwhite is a renowned paper artist based in the North West of England, whose great eye for color and design shows through in her intricate, layered creations that are sometimes as mind boggling as they are aesthetically pleasing. A lot of her inspiration comes from the British countryside. "The beauty of it never ceases to amaze me," she states from her bio "and, happily, I’m well placed to observe it, living as I do just south of Manchester with one foot in the urban landscape and the other in the countryside. Walking my dog gives me the opportunity to see how my surroundings change from day to day – it’s an unending source of pleasure." This beautiful stamp collection is the official Royal Mail Christmas 2016 set all completely crafted from paper and then photographed. If you happen to be in the UK, these will be in circulation during Christmas and will be featuring a regal red breasted robin, a delicious figgy pudding, a brightly lit lantern, an adorable snowman, a socked to the brim stocking, and of course a well adorned Christmas tree. Happy Holidays everyone!
First and foremost Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! I hope everyone has had a great year and is ready to take charge in 2012!
For the holidays my friends and I had the recent pleasure of gathering to do a walk New York to check out the many Christmas windows up and down Fifth and Madison Avenues. One window that particularly stuck out in my mind for its sheer beauty and my love for zebras, was the Bergdorf Goodman window displays.
This year one of their windows entitled "Teacher's Pets" showcased a 3-dimensional classroom, using 300 different types of papers, filled with black and white paper animals. Those animals included the life-sized paper zebra, ostrich, panda bear, aardvark, white peacock, and more. As the 'students' posed within the cascade of zoological textbooks, the teacher – dressed in a black and white lace Marchesa gown – presides over the paper bestiary. New York calligrapher, Bernard Maisner, provided hand-lettered labels, in Latin, for all the animals. Below I have included some of the close-up shots I got of the window, though needless to say they were mostly of the zebra. I wish everyone a safe and happy holiday!
Renowned artist Rob Ryan talks through how he created Heathrow's 2011 Christmas card...
We saw last months calendar from Go Scout Creative that blew us all away and shed a bit of color and cheer to confused month of weather. Well now we have a new calendar that is sure to crack you up.... literally! They have bestowed upon us the Nutcracker himself popping out of a box ready to crack some acorns (that I didn't take the liberty of making). This calendar of the month was a little more challenging and if you saw the process of my gluing you would probably shake your head, however I assure you it's worth it and you will probably do a better job. Thanks again guys! I can't wait for next months calendar for the start of the new year!
Since 27 years the PNC Christmas Price Index® shows the current cost for one set of each of the gifts given in the song “The Twelve Days of Christmas”. This years PNC Christmas Price Index® is a beautifully created pop up book which was animated and turned into a fun interactive experience. Enjoy the experience and learn more about the index on pncchristmaspriceindex.com
I must showcase the latest piece from Yulia Brodskaya, an incredibly talented Russian illustrator who we may widely know her for her innovative paper illustrations and who continues to create beautifully detailed paper designs for clients all around the world. She has recently been commissioned to create the main visual for the 2010 Christmas campaign based around the headline 'Christmas in Wonderland'. This work being one of the many amazingly refined quilled projects she has done.
Chris Bosse of Laboratory For Visionary Architecture (LAVA) has created a window installation for the famous Italian department store la Rinascente for its Contemporary Christmas Art windows. LAVA’s window installation is an origami coral reef using 1500 recycled and recyclable cardboard molecules that explores the intelligence of natural and architectural systems.