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Stop Motion Paper Animation for Schweigkofler

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“Once again the employees of Schweigkofler team up to construct something big. This time they build the logo of their South Tyrolean company in front of the magnificent scenery of the alps.”

Schweigkofler is a nicely crafted short paper animation by Max Mörtl, a director and animator based in Hamburg who loves to create hand-crafted moving images using live action camera tricks and stop motion animation. Continue reading

Entfaltung: Collapsible Fashion

Jule Waibel Entfaltung: Collapsible Fashion

Enfaltung, which in german harbors many meanings: unfold, expand or develop, is the basis of this Master’s thesis project created by german native Jule Waible for her Design Products program at the Royal College of Art. This series features a yellow dress that transformes its shape dependent upon the movement of the body, a green expandable accordion styled bag and an orange umbrella which all use a style referred to as origami tessellation. It is exactly that in which it describes along with the magic of the source of her inspiration, Mary Poppin’s enchanted bag. “Collapsible structures reflect how our world is constantly changing,” she writes. “My response is to use folding as part of my design process.”

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Giant Cardboard Ghettoblaster for Mini by Bartek Elsner

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Bartek Elsner is a Berlin based freelance art director and multi-disciplinary designer with a focus on digital communication. What we love most about him: He is insanely good in building really stylish cardboard sculptures.

This giant cardboard ghettoblaster was build to promote the International Radio Festival 2012 in Zurich / Switzerland. The huge boombox is sourrounding the car. The Mini is the battery for the powerful sound which you can see from the backside.

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Origami Camouflage by Comali

Origami Camouflage by Comali

Comali is a german based company made up of Nadja Oertel and Susanne Sandritter where their business concept is to have a socially responsible and sustainable design on-line trading for individuals. Here they have three different animals, squirrel, elephant and butterfly, camouflaging themselves into their wallpapered backgrounds.

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Polygonal Paper Chair by Christian Fiebig

Polygonal Paper Chair by Christian Fiebig

Christian Fiebig is a german product designer that has created his reinterpretation of the chesterfield deep buttoned armchair by use of a computer program to reconstruct it entirely with polygonal faces. He then made this prototype come to life by rebuilding it with paper which helped him to realize it as a full scale model. He is currently still working on the development of the chair as a functional piece.

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Hard: The Interactive Bookazine by Ruben Scupin

Hard The Interactive Bookazine by Ruben Scupin

Ruben Scupin, a talented and multifaceted designer from Germany, is bringing the experience of fashion and beauty like never before with his Bachelor’s project entitled HARD, a Bookazine featuring interactive elements such as Pop-Up, lenticular images, stitching and much more.

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Six Amazing Pop-Up Paper Sculptures by Peter Dahmen

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“I am often asked about the secret, how to become a paper engineer. In fact, there is no secret, but: Many hours of practice. Don’t give up if you fail. If your first pop up design doesn’t work, make a second, a third … or a dozen. Like for a musician or an athlete, there is no other way to improve your skills than to exercise. You can’t be a good sportsman just by watching sport shows on the TV. If you want to be a paper engineer, you have to work with paper. That’s all.”—Peter Dahmen

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Skoda: Curriculum Vitae

Skoda: Curriculum Vitae

WEAREFLINK is a filmmaking and motion design studio based in Hamburg, Germany that blurs the lines between design, computer graphics, visual effects and live action. In their brief for Skoda: Curriculum Vitae they show in the opening an applicant completing his CV which in turn sets the backdrop for his journey. This combines the art of 3D as well as the stunning use of paper texturing to make this beautiful animation for car giant Skoda.

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Nano Origami Sculptures by Anja Markiewicz

Nano Origami Sculptures by Anja Markiewicz

Origami dates back to the 17th centry and has been admired for its beauty as well as its discipline in mastery. Fast forward to today and you can see all different types of ways that origami is being produced, whether through computer generated help or from the traditional basics of where it all began.

Anja Markiewicz has gone above and beyond to create these delicate and yet incredibly complex origami pieces that are the smallest I have ever seen. They can range from 38mm to even a smaller size of 8mm. Incredible!

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Infiniti Concept Styleframes by Smatik

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André Ljosaj aka Smatik, an extremely talented Illustrator and a fellow FH Augsburg alumni, created these amazing concept styleframes for a potential Infiniti cars commercial. The project is completely self-initiated. He says, he just had the idea and thought it might be a good way to “flex his photoshop muscles”.

The trees, mountains and stones are made of paper which he crumpled, formed and photographed. An additional wire frame core holds the trees in place, while the paper throughout the air was built using his own photoshop brush to speed up the process. Composition and storyboards were done analog, while the final realization was completed digitally in Photoshop.
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