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An Animated Journey Through Time With Courvoisier, The Toast of Paris [Video]

An Animated Journey Through Time With Courvoisier, The Toast of Paris [Video] - Davy and Kristin McGuire

We have been incredibly enamored by the body of astounding visual works through talented husband and wife duo Davy and Kristin McGuire. They have the ability to convey imaginative stories, sometimes even extremely romantic, through projection mapping animations onto large paper dioramas. The viewer is able to peer into these worlds with wonder, feeling wrapped up in these given moments as if they might be there themselves.

Inspired by the papercraft aesthetics and projection techniques that they developed for their first commission from Courvoisier, Alchimie de Courvoisier, the cognac brand invited them to create paper film sets for their new campaign. The commercial above has been shown in cinemas, and the paper rendering of the Eiffel Tower and the Parisian town house for the key visual are now on display in Courvoisier‘s own museum in Jarnac, France.

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Wonderfully Illuminated Cut Paper Dioramas by Hari & Deepti

Hari and Deepti The Illuminated Valley

I'm always in shock an awe from artists who are able to transport you to a different world, or dimension for that matter, with their work. Artist duo Deepti Nair and Harikrishnan Panicker, known collectively as Hari & Deepti, does just that! They are two Colorado-based artists originally from India, who construct these incredibly picturesque cut paper dioramas that illustrate scenes of wondrous adventures and travel to fantasy worlds. Each shadowbox is filled with stories and imagination, brought to life by illumination to capture a fairytale essence and magic for the viewer. "They have always been drawn towards the imaginative aspect of story telling," quoted from Black Book Gallery. "Stories have so many shades and depth in them, and paper as a medium has the exact qualities to reflect and interpret them." Their most recent works will be featured during CONTEXT Art Miami from Nov 29th - Dec 4th at Black Book Gallery, Booth 226, so be sure to swing by!

Cardboard Dioramas of Laptops Depicting Human Relationships with Technology

Cardboard Dioramas of Laptops Depicting Human Relationships with Technology

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.

Mythical Gouache Painted Paper Cut Creatures Framed in Vintage Pocket Watches by Nicole Grosjean

Mythical Gouache Painted Paper Cut Creatures Framed in Vintage Pocket Watches by Nicole Grosjean Lotus Dragon Watch

Born and raised in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, with a deep passion for art and nature, Nicole Grosjean pursued her dreams driven by the artistic sensibilities instilled in her by her mother, a sign artist. Through this appreciation for her mother's craft, she discovered a newfound love for craftsmanship and painting that drove her into an artistic career. In this mythical series, featuring creatures such as dragons, a kirin and unicorn, her works consists of watercolor and gouache on cut paper, carefully layered inside vintage pocket watches. Nicole was kind enough to make a beautiful dragon (pictured above) specifically for this post, a dragon within a lotus flower.

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Miniature Crosshatched Paper Dioramas by Matthew Pleva

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New York based artist Matthew Pleva has a talent for finely detailed crosshatched drawings as well as a knack for dioramas, which I first discovered on his Instagram. In this series there are a range of layered sketched works in found objects and containers that all miniature. He sources these containers to be used and from there the development of what is to be "placed inside" begins. Through the development of his crosshatched sketch work, he then breaks down the drawing into smaller pieces, rendering each layer as well as their elements, some of which aren't visible in the final composition, and assembling to create these interesting scenes.

Beautifully Crafted Diorama Brought to Life with Projection Mapping

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It's been a while since we have posted about the beautifully mesmerizing projection mapped works of Davy and Kristen McGuire. You may remember the piece entitled ‘Alchimie de Courvoisier’, which represented the heart of Courvoisier by reimagining the prestigious Paradis cellar encased in glass, showing the viewer the process of the how Courvoisier is made.

In this installment,‘Precious Moments’ takes place in a large paper crafted diorama measuring 3 meters wide, revealing a busy Parisian street as a corner window display. The overall theme surrounds the journey of two couples falling in love and their stories are brought to life with projection mapping.

Ordinary Behavior – Cardboard Dioramas of Human Relationships with Technology

Ordinary Behavior - Object 2 '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.

Layered 3D Paper Savanna Landscape

Layered Paper Savanna Landscape

Nick Meeuws, a Netherlands based designer, has created this extensively detailed landscape of the Savanna complete with and elephant, meerkat and monkey. Also with the perfect colors and gradations to really make you feel the heat of the desert and sun. He used a layering technique which adds depth to the piece making it more three dimensional.

Courvoisier’s Paper Craft Pop-Up

Courvoisier's Paper Craft Pop-Up

You may or may not remember the inspiring and absolutely stunning projection meets paper craft pop-up book entitled 'The Icebook' by famed husband and wife duo Davy and Kirstin McGuire. The two were now summoned to create a similar styled work of art entitled 'Alchimie de Courvoisier' representing the heart of Courvoisier by reimagining the prestigious Paradis cellar.

Smart Cars In The Wild by Matthew Ellero

Smart Cars In The Wild by Matthew Ellero

"Smart Cars in the Wild" is a 3D paper cut diorama created by freelance illustrator Matthew Ellero, which is all hand drawn and then assembled using a layering or stacking technique to make each illustration pop out for added dimension.