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I encourage you to step back from your computer, tablet, ipad or phone to get the full effect of these pieces, oh and possibly do a double take while your at it. That is the first reaction one might have to San Francisco-based artist and photographer Peter Combe's art pieces. His three dimensional works are the recreation of a photographs using hundreds, if even thousands of collaged paint chips inserted into a surface.
More commonly then not if you are from the states, like myself, you are more accustomed to seeing currency in only one color for the most part, green. However, as far as international currency is concerned it can range in a wide variety of colors. Now, who would have thought you could create something so beautiful as Kristi Malakoff has created with these unique money sculptures. In her series entitled "Money Pieces" she utilizes that wide spectrum of colors, from currency all over the globe, to produce these awe-inspiring and intricate origami works of flowers and dimensional polygons.
Known for their mastery in paper craft and thinking outside of the box, London-based design studio Nearly Normal are far and few in between when it comes to showcasing their talent. You may remember one of their projects "The Wolf I Used To Be..." a beautiful stop-motion animation where a wolf wants to become a man and then realized he is better off where he was in the beginning.
In this installment, Nearly Normal has created a calendar, but with a twist. The entire calendar is made out of paper and each month shows a different fruit cut in half with the patterned numbers of that particular month on the inside. I love the colors and I think the project itself is beautifully done. Each of the items were paper crafted by Victoria Bee, Rita Araujo, and Cris Wiegandt.
For those of you who aren't familiar with the last New Year related paper craft wallpaper for 2013, it captured a wild element, showcasing colorful totem-like bird creatures in the shape of the one and three for the new year. In this representation of 2014, there are several party related elements along with a message from INK Studio wishing an explosive new year! You can download here.
With a series of colorful projects such as vintage electronics or chef's masks, the french dynamic duo Zim and Zou has acquired a quite vibrant design style. In this series they have created a project for the magazine DER SPIEGEL Wissen about vitamins and placebo and their placement in the world.
For the vitamins series, there is one pill that contains fruits and vegetables which are rich in vitamins and nutrients. The second however, is more about the darker side of the industry and the money that it is after. For the placebo portion, they created fake boxes of medicine with fake names, such as Obecalp = placebo for instance, where some are sliced to show their emptiness.
The use of colors, patterns and paper have become an important place in her work, that's why Paris-based artist Maud Vantours has become so great at what she does. She sculpts each piece in 3D layer after layer, by superimposing paper and colors to for a collage of inspired patterns in volume.
Here is a lovely advertising series representing the Green Edition of Perfil Magazine by Costa Rican based design studio Osopez. I love the oversized origami animals, created by German Chacón, that are showcased with their pieces having different colors, it definitely makes for an interestingly unique and very vibrant editorial.
We have featured various types of paper birds throughout our site. Some ranging from completely intricate and others beings somewhat abstract. In Diana Beltran Herrera's last series of birds, she made just that, the birds were more simplified and showed just the overall structure. Leaving the attributes less detailed and more abstract.
In her new series, which showcases exotic birds from all over the world, she had taken her skills to a whole new level, producing a gorgeous set of paper bird sculptures with defined attributes, making them feel completely real and beautifully colored. The feathers on each bird is truly astounding!
Los Angeles based graphic designer Jeanie Chong has developed this beautiful and vibrant typography experiment symbolizing Spring. She has taken various sized small pieces of paper and collaged them together as well as made little flowers along the text to make this wonderful piece. The flowers remind me of the "P is for Paper" post by Akaya Ito.
A flock of colorful origami butterflies flutter overhead in this installation, entitled Dream Colourfully, by Dream Interiors and Elixr. This collaborative piece was created for Saturday In Design, an annual event for the design community that alternates each year between Sydney and Melbourne. Each delicate origami butterfly is formed from translucent paper, which allows light to pass through from every angle.