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Artist Transforms Deck of Playing Cards into Life Sized Works of Art

Christian Tagliavini Transforms Deck of Playing Cards into Life Sized Works of Art

Talented Swiss photographer Christian Tagliavini loves cultivating stories with open endings of unexplored themes or unusual concepts, as we have seen previously. Through Tagliavini's background he is able to invent, create and produce images that blend fine arts and craftsmanship. This exciting collision of circumstances resulted the transformation of an ordinary deck of cards into these life-sized works of art, where he takes on the role of fashion designer and photographer by constructing these unique pieces from paper and cardboard.

Nine Iconic Outfits Transformed into Paper Doll Portraits by Ajax Lee

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Ajax Lee, a Taiwan-based photographer and art dircetor who is passionate about fashion & trends, has transformed nine famous fashion ensembles – designed by the likes of Christian Dior, Issey Miyake, Viktor & Rolf and Yves Saint Laurent — are reimagined as ‘paper doll’ clothes, propped up and positioned against live models. These 'paper dolls' were shot in an amusement park to match the whimsicality of the theme, the images depict dresses, coats, skirts and swimsuits ‘cut-out’ from large paper sheets, where ‘tabs’ seemingly secure the garment to the model. The models are surrounded by vibrantly hued backdrops, along with paper-made accessories such as dogs, cats, and surf boards to complete the wacky scenes.

Unique Bespoke Headdresses by Benja Harney

Unique Bespoke Headdresses for Hermès Germany by Benja Harney

Benja Harney has created three unique bespoke headdresses for their 2014 Hermès Germany summer party celebrating the theme ‘Métamorphose’. Each papercraft headdresses is unique in its construction, folding and interlocking. What makes each of these gorgeous costume constructs absolutely special is their construction, which requires no use of glue! The headdresses include a helmet fit for Neptune which has sea creatures throughout in orange and also in the shape of a seashell, Diana's dark garland is adorned with deer horns and objects like stars and the moon from the galaxy, and lastly Zeus’ glistening crown has a beak and is covered in thunderbolts, clouds and a column with wings. The guests of the black tie gala evening, held in Munich in a wonderful old chateau, were presented with the selection of different headdresses to wear upon arrival, sounds like a party I would love to attend!

Paper Dolls by Asya Kozina

Asya Kozina Paper Dolls


Russia-based paper artist Asya Kozina has created these astoundingly intricate paper costumes, which were especially made for the wedding underwear company "Wild Orchid". The different styles that are depicted in this series show the traditional fashion sense of bridal dresses found in countries across the globe, but realized in this ever so delicate medium, paper. The black and white truly captures the the elegance and grace perfectly!

Quilled Designs by Ann Martin of All Things Paper

Quilled Designs by Ann Martin of All Things Paper Jewelry

Talented Delaware-based quilling paper artist and blogger Ann Martin, who explores the worlds of creative paper art and paper craft, has been kind enough to share her work with our viewers. After seeing an article about quilling in a magazine, Ann embarked on her journey to explore this newfound skill. The coils and scrolls drew her in and ultimately piqued her interest in making these incredible and beautiful pieces from just paper and glue. At the time, she didn't know anyone who made quilling art, so she learned from books and online tutorials. From this, she wanted to share her love of paper crafting and thus the All Things Paper blog was born.

Perfil Magazine: Green Edition

Perfil Magazine: Green Edition

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.

Bea Szenfeld: Haute Papier Spring/Summer 2014

Bea Szenfeld: Haute Papier Spring/Summer 2014

You may remember the amazing paper collection of intricate fashion motifs in various colors, styles and execution entitled Sur La Plage by talented fashion designer Bea Szenfeld, where she took a medium like paper and transformed it into a robust and risque display that even I would be excited to wear.

In her latest fashion collection for Spring/Summer 2014 entitled Haute Papier, Bea has rose to the occasion to deliver an exquisite array of uniquely sculpted pieces with a theme that also incorporates the animal kingdom in, yes you guessed it, paper. I love the playful aspects of the way she chose to dress the models, especially the animals which showcased teddies, bearskins, elephants and even lions. This definitely by far the most impressive fashion display we have yet to feature on that is made of paper in its entirety.

MythoUrbanism

MythoUrbanism

MythoUrbanism is a personal project by Berlin-based designer Oliver "Ollanski" Bieräugel that showcases a merging the fashion between the Gods of mythology and our modern day urban wear. Here we have featured golden sneakers, a gun and a baseball cap with small accents of olive branches throughout the design. I especially love the gold paper mixed with the vibrant neon yellow, as it adds a nice touch to the merging of two very different eras. More importantly, I can't believe that it's made entirely out of paper!

Nintai: Origami-Inspired Geometric Dresses

Nintai: Origami-Inspired Geometric Dresses These dresses were created by Uruguay based designers Mercedes Arocena and Lucia Benitez for their thesis project. During their research about generations of civilizations they discovered that most garments were built out of rectangles and squares. That lead them to creating this line, "Nintai"--patience in Japanese, which utilizes geometrical figures as the basis of development for these origami-inspired dresses. Their collection uses the aspects of origami such as folding, creasing and building of the structures out of rectangles and patterns without the use of paper.

These dresses were created by Uruguay based designers Mercedes Arocena and Lucia Benitez for their thesis project. During their research about generations of civilizations they discovered that most garments were built out of rectangles and squares. That lead them to creating this line, "Nintai"--patience in Japanese, which utilizes geometrical figures as the basis of development for these origami-inspired dresses. Their collection uses the aspects of origami such as folding, creasing and building of the structures out of rectangles and patterns without the use of paper.

Nordik Impakt’s Electro-Phosphorescent Paper Glasses

Nordik Impakt Electro-Phosphorescent Paper Glasses

If you remember Murmure's last project we feature Pochoirs, then you can recall the detail and innovative aspects brought to the making of a hole punched portrait. Murmure agency has now developed conceptual products surrounding an electronic music event called The Nordik Impakt Festival, where they utilized electro-phosphorescence and paper to make awesome glow-in-the-dark glasses.