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Six Amazing Pop-Up Paper Sculptures by Peter Dahmen

Peter Dahmen - Six Paper Sculptures 6
"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

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.

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!

Infiniti Concept Styleframes by Smatik

Smatik - Infiniti Concept Styleframe 0 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.

Elisa Strozyk: Wooden Textiles

elisa strozyk wooden textiles

Initially upon seeing this you might think that it could be paper, but in fact it's actually wood. Elisa Strozyk is a German based textile designer who has been researching ways to provide wood with textile properties in testing methods to make wood flexible and soft, or interweave textile elements. One of the processes to design a flexible wooden surface is its deconstruction into pieces, which are then attached to a textile base. The wood is cut by hand or laser cut, and all tiles are stuck by hand to compose a textile-like surface. In response to our way of life becoming more immaterial in a digital age, she has created these diverse wooden textiles that can be easily manipulated with slight movement which in turn give more meaning and value back into the object itself.

Google Street View: Life is a Journey

The Sehsucht team in Berlin has combined the best qualities of stop motion, 2D and 3D animation techniques to form this exquisite illustration of "life is a journey". So fasten your seat belts and enjoy the ride through Google Street View Deutschland.

I am a Forest by Alex Schulz

An animated short film showing a world thats temporary upside down.