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Artist Creates Origami Street Art Based Off of Classic Film Totoro (Video)

Artist Creates Origami Street Art Based Off of Classic Film Totoro (Video)

Born in Poland, but later a transplant into London 13 years ago to pursue his passion of art and music, Airborne Mark is a graffiti artist by day, a rapper by night. His street art is truly unique because he incorporates origami as the underlying theme in both his art and his music. As you can see from the video, he starts with a folded origami piece, in this instance from the classic Hayao Miyazaki film, My Neighbor Totoro, and then begins the process of redefining that piece on his new canvas... the streets of London. I love that he is able to reimagine the original origami piece, while also still incorporating all of the shading and tonality of the folds and creases as he paints.

Whimsical Paper Cut Illustrations by Julene Harrison


Originally trained as a constructed textile designer, British designer and illustrator Julene Harrison merged into the paper-cutting realm after starting the craft through her job and gradually getting commissions from friends and then eventually clientele. Her works primarily consist of whimsical typographic layouts, but this medium also lends itself to portraits and a mix of commercial (editorial, advertising, publishing etc) and private (first anniversaries, weddings and invitations etc) commissions, where she is able to sustain this paper cut art as a career.

Quilled Paper Alphabet by Dan Hoopert

Quilled Paper Alphabet by Dan Hoopert Letter A

19 year old Uk-based graphic designer Dan Hoopert has crafted an intricate 3D alphabet series out of swirled quilled tendrils of paper as a personal project. The ornate detail in each of the letters is absolutely remarkable! For creation of typography in the realm of paper, this definitely sets itself apart from the rest. One can only imagine the amount of hours it took to produce this piece. Well done!

Paper Cut Birds in Nature by Clare Lindley

Paper Cut Birds in Nature by Clare Lindley Woodpecker

After several years of establishing herself as a painter, North Yorkshire-based artist Clare Lindley decided to take up the craft of paper cut art. She loved the craft so much so, that for the past 4 years this has become the preferred medium in her pieces.

Glowing Indoor Paper Forest by Oroproject

Glowing Indoor Paper Forest by Oroproject

London-based architecture studio Orproject has installed a forest of illuminated paper trees that sync together to form a continuous canopy at a gallery in New Delhi India. The installation, called Vana, which means forest in Sanskrit, is a series which embodies the basic forms of nature and features four trunk-like structures designed to mimic natural growth patterns. To achieve this, the team developed a series of algorithms that mimic the veins that are found in leaves.

YCN Fedrigoni Pizza Paper Sculpture

YCN Fedrigoni: Pizza Paper Sculpture

We love our fair share of paper food sprinkled throughout the site, hence the need to include this gem, especially for pizza lovers! The lovely pizza paper sculpture you see before you is a collaborative submission by Leeds-based graphic designers Sebastian Needler and Andy Foster for YCN's Fedrigoni brief. Within the brief they were asked to provide a range of products highlighting specifically the high-end stock, while also showcasing their versatility. They decided to link back to Fedriogini's Italian origins with arguably Italy's most famous food, the pizza.

Pop-Up Pixel Valentine’s Card

Pop-Up Pixel Valentine's Card

If you are at the starting point of looking for a Valentine's Day card for your loved one, look no further! Kate from Mini Eco has designed this lovely pop-up pixel heart card that you can download on her site for free. There are detailed instructions for both light paper and dark. Also provided are scoring instructions. You can find all the information you need here.

Fun Flavors 2014 Papercraft Calendar By Nearly Normal


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.

NEW Horrorgami

New Horrorgami - Psycho

Last year around about this time we featured the introductory Horrorgami series from talented kirigami artist Marc Hagan-Guirey aka Paper Dandy, which featured The Shining, The Amityville Horror, The Exorcist, and The Addams Family.

Well, it's that time of year again! With Halloween right around the corner it felt appropriate to share his latest NEW works of Horrorgami where in this installment of classics we have the house from Psycho, fire station from Ghostbusters, apartment building from Rosemary's Baby,the Deezte residence from Beetlejuice and the Venice waterway from Don't Look Now. Each Horrorgami is sold as a limited edition of 13, how fitting, for purchase on his site here. Stay tuned, the series won't be complete until there are 13 total.

Narratives Through Carved Antique Books

Narratives Through Carved Antique Books

England-based artist Alexander Korzer-Robinson has carved these antiquarian books into unique sculptures and has brought to life the narrative scenarios that lie within them. We have seen several types of book carving throughout our site, varying from landscapes or even portraits. Alexander's pieces reflect the original context of these books, each illustration within in their original position as a way to convey their meanings through each layer.