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Lunar Cycles: Thousands of Colorful Origami Birds in Paris’ Largest Urban Mural


French street artist Mademoiselle Maurice latest work, Lunar Cycles, is a large-scale installation comprising of 15,000 colorful origami birds in Paris’ 13th arrondissement. Created in collaboration with Mathgoth Gallery, the celestial-inspired artwork spans an area of over 2,000 square meters and is the biggest urban mural ever created in the French capital.

Colorful Layered Paper Cut Poster Depicting Ocean Pollution by Aline Houdé-Diebolt

Colorful-Layered-Poster-Depicting-Ocean-Protection-by-Aline-Houde-Diebolt-Full Paris based visual artist and paper crafter Aline Houdé-Diebolt has produced this campaign focusing on a subject that is super sensitive to us all, our ecosystem, while in this particular instance the detriment of pollution to our oceans. She has…

Majestic and Iconic Paper Cut Silhouettes of Tribal Men and Women by Valentine Louafi


Valentine Louafi is a French graphic designer and paper cut artist based in Aix-en-Provence, Southern France. Her studies were based around 2D animated movies and furthermore her thesis encompassed the representation of silhouettes, especially transcribing expression and body movement and the use of positive and negative contrast between the two. Her work has always been drawn to this type of representation due to the delicate and powerful nature of the silhouette and also its simplicity, while evoking endless depth and meaning. Her most recent works, entitled the "Gold Serie", focuses on the majestic and iconic portraits of men and women with body modifications from worldwide tribes, mostly from Africa, which hold a near and dear place in her heart.

Creative Factory Paper Installation by Zim & Zou

Creative Factory Paper Installation by Zim & Zou

Lo and behold the latest creation from Zim and Zou, a handmade installation comprised of many colorful shades of paper for the Children's Workshop (5-11 yr) at the Pompidou Center of Metz. The idea behind this piece was to highlight the contradiction between a unique hand crafted machine and the automation of industrial production of objects. To use the machine, some paper scraps have to be inserted in the main module, once the scraps are refined into geometric shapes, the control panel finally reveals the papercraft. In this workshop, children play with handmade rubber stamps and build their own papercrafts of a simplified machine, paper food, or the like.

Hermes Atlantis Paper Craft Window Display

Hermes Atlantis Paper Craft Blue Window Display

Zim and Zou has been widely featured throughout the site, from paper usb to chef's masks made from food. This colorful paper craft series was designed for the re-opening of the Hermès store located in Beverly Hills on Rodeo Drive. This series is comprised of three window displays in three different colors, one in blue, one in green and the last in purple, all showcasing various architectural scenes representing the lost city of Atlantis.

Pop-Up Projection Mapped Greeting Card Using Smartphone

Pop-Up Projection Mapped Greeting Card With Smartphone

Auditoire, a Paris-based consulting agency in event communications, has created the first ever projection mapping pop-up greeting card that uses a smartphone as its video projector. In “Carte de Voeux 2014,” Auditoire projects light animations and video onto a card that opens into the facade of famous architectural buildings in Paris, Shanghai and Doha. Be sure to check out the video below.

Vitamins & Placebo by Zim and Zou


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.

Timber Jack Paper Toy by Tougui

Timber Jack Paper Toy by Tougui

Guillaume aka Tougui is a freelance graphic designer established near Annecy in France. You may remember his paper sculpture illustration entitled Yeti Attack, which was beautifully executed. It would seem that Tougui has an affinity towards the woods and nature. Now here is a wonderful 3D version of what would be similar to that of his illustration style as a paper toy. Meet Timber Jack! This little guy happens to also for sale in his shop. You can also check out the other paper toy goodies here.

Yeti Attack!

Yeti Attack by Tougui

This whimsical and awesomely styled paper illustration entitled "Yeti Attack" was created by France-based illustrator and crafter Guillaume better known as Tougui. His style uses a layering technique similar to artists we have featured such as Brittney Lee and Lobulo Design which also incorporates a nice balance of color. Well done!

The Magnificent Seven: Foreign Currency Portraits

The Magnificent Seven: Foreign Currency Portraits

Philippe Pétremant is a Lyon-based photographer who created this series, Les Sept Mercenaires (The Magnificent Seven), with an interesting twist using collaged foreign currency to create brand new portraits. He folds and arranges the paper with different eyes, nose, mouth, etc and secures them with a paper clip.