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Whimsical and Colorful Quilled Illustrations by Meloney Celliers

Whimsical Quilled Illustrations by Meloney Celliers

With the use of a pen, a wild imagination and some amazing quilling skills, English paper artist Meloney Celliers is able to bring these colorful illustrations to life! Now that winter is definitely fallen upon us, I'm looking to these cheerful and vibrant works to spark a bit of spring pep back into my step. Come on Spring! Celliers' ornate paper flowers, wether bursting from Wellies or the antlers of a deer are nothing short of inspiring. You can see more of her works by following her on Instagram or through her shop on Etsy.

Related: Second Nature: Quilled NYT “T” by Sherry Rodehaver Related: Unbelievable Anatomical Quilled Art by Lisa Nilsson Related: Tiny Rolled Paper Portraits by Anant Nanvare

3D Letter Sculptures for the Silk Road Film Festival Crafted From Paper

3D Letters for Silk Road Film Festival Crafted From Paper - SRFF

Dublin based artist Julianna Szabo is the creator of intricately detailed, hand-cut paper sets and illustrations. Her tactile worlds are often three dimensional and sometimes even brought to life with the use of stop motion animation, drawing you in with several visual metaphors. This typographic series was a commission for the annual Silk Road Film Festival, where she was asked to create a poster that represented the event. Her inspiration was drawn from the ancient silk road itself, making the 3D hand crafted, paper letters a representation of the journey along that road.

The S, in the form of a mountain, represents China and is wrapped with a winding dragon, the R representing India, is stacked with a tall latticed building atop an elephant, the F for the Arabic world, features beautiful golden mosque domes and a camel in the desert, and lastly, the F for Europe, features well known landmarks, like Greek columns, the Roman Amphitheater and the waterways of Venice. Be sure to watch the making of to get a more in depth look into how it all came together. Each letter is so ornately detailed and fashioned with the monuments and architectural structures from these regions, I can only imagine the amount of hours it must have taken to accomplish such a wonderful masterpiece.

Barcelona’s Architectural Landmarks Crafted in Pink Paper

Barcelona's Architectural Landmarks Crafted in Pink Paper - Freixenet

French Studio Zim and Zou have created a colorful campaign for Spanish sparkling wine brand Freixenet, using paper varying shades of pink to create a backdrop of the city of Barcelona. Each building is meticulously crafted to fit into this architectural landscape lined with landmarks from the Catalan capital — including Gaudi’s Sagrada Família, Casa Mila, Parc de la Ciutadella, and buildings in Park Güell. All made by hand, these buildings have been carefully cut, glued and assembled into miniature renditions of the well-known cityscape.

Fresh Drinks: Tropical Paper Craft Ingredients by Rendi Studio

Fresh Drinks: Tropical Paper Craft Ingredients by Rendi Studio - Carambola + Watermelon

Franco Giovanella, a graphic designer based in Jaraguá do Sul, a small town in southern Brazil, has been working in the graphic design industry for the last 10 years, particularly in advertising agencies and other studios. Becoming tired of working towards solely the final product, Franco opted to start enjoying it and adding a dash of fun, hence the birth of Rendi Studio, an agency focusing primarily in tactile design. This collection of delicious looking drinks all have their colorful ingredients crafted out of paper and who doesn't love a little bit of paper food, I know I do! Similar to Nearly Normal's paper fruit calendar, these polygonal fruits burst to life!

Quirky Paper Portraits by Set Designer Adriana Napolitano

Quirky Paper Portraits by Adriana Napolitano - August

Italian designer and photographer Adriana Napolitano's love for paper is immense and shines through with her incredible set designs completely made of paper. These paper portraits all have various themes, some featuring Adriana herself in several calendar settings, such as the giant wave pictured above, to a gentleman in the full blue luchador costume, to her and her good friend Linus as twinsies!

All in all each character that is portrayed, whether her or her subjects, are ultimately covered in or representing paper in some way. My particular fave happens to be the chef attempting to tame his dinner, hehe. The amount of work that she places into creating each of these paper scenarios alone may seem a bit daunting to some, but Napolitano shows loving effort by building all of the costumes, props and sets for her paper portraits and self-portraits herself. She clearly takes pride in this infinitely malleable medium that we all know and love, paper!

Giant Paper Sculptures That Use Color to Divide and Establish Space Within a Room

Giant Paper Sculptures That Use Color to Divide and Establish Space Within a Room by Emmanuelle Moureaux Emmanuelle Moureaux is a French architect that has been living in Tokyo since 1996. There she established "emmanuelle moureaux architecture + design" in 2003. Inspired by the layers and colors that Tokyo provides, channeling complex depth and density on the streets, and the Japanese traditional spatial elements like sliding screens, she has created the concept of "shikiri", which literally means "dividing (creating) space with colors". She uses colors as three-dimensional elements, like layers, in order to create these fine tuned spaces, not as a finishing touch applied on surfaces. Handling colors as a medium to compose space, her wish is to give emotion through colors with her creations, which range from art, design to architecture. In this series created for the Exhibition "Space in Ginza" at METoA Ginza in Tokyu Plaza Ginza, Emmanuelle revealed an installation that uses centimeter-level measurement accuracy of the Quasi-Zenith Satellite System (QZSS) as a motif. The interactive installation gives form to the high precision technologies in a beautiful visual form.

Interview with Vibrant Sculptural Paper Artist Michael Velliquette

Interview with Vibrant Sculptural Paper Artist Michael Velliquette

Our interview today features the works from talented paper artist Michael Velliquette, whose works are stunningly vibrate and super complex paper sculptures. Color, playing a very powerful role in Velliquette’s work, acts to convey an aesthetic of plentitude. His vocabulary is bright, dense, ornamental, and is punctuated with recurring motifs such as eyes, flowers, feathers, and mandalas.

What a Mess! A Pop-Up Book of Misadventure

What a Mess! A Pop-Up Book of Misadventure by Keith Allen

With a love for pop-up books inspired by the everyday (mis)adventures of his children, Keith Allen, a Cleveland based Senior Product Designer and Paper Engineer, at the well known greeting card company American Greetings, has ventured into self-publishing to create this unique book about how hard it is for his children to clean their rooms. 'What a Mess! A Pop-Up Misadventure,’ is a story that follows two siblings after their messy room becomes so out-of-control that it explodes from their doorway, sends them to the top of a toy mountain, spins them around in a dust-nado, and much more. Every page turn is a dazzling, well-constructed, complex paper pop-up that is sure to delight and amaze. He takes this mundane chore and has made it fun for them by turning it into a story of adventure.

Colorful Poster Series Mimicking Cut Paper for Wellington City Council Summer Series

Colorful Poster Series Mimicking Cut Paper for Wellington City Council Summer Series

We have all been enamored by the incredible works of Eiko Ojala and how his digital illustration style mimics the look of layered cut paper like in his Naked series. He sure had me fooled! In these posters, Ojala has illustrated beautifully the goings on of various events for the Wellington City Council in New Zealand over the summer. Prepare to be blown away by the bold color combinations, people pouring out of everyday objects and the robust feeling of summer in each and every one.

Whimsical Layered Paper Cut Animal Illustrations by Vaclav Bicha

Whimsical Paper Animal Illustrations Vaclav Bicha  Strictlypaper Whales_front

Originally hailing from Prague, Portugal based freelance illustrator Vaclav Bicha has created this series of adorable and whimsical paper cut illustrations of colorful animals as a personal project to complement his daughters room.