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First and foremost Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! I hope everyone has had a great year and is ready to take charge in 2012!
For the holidays my friends and I had the recent pleasure of gathering to do a walk New York to check out the many Christmas windows up and down Fifth and Madison Avenues. One window that particularly stuck out in my mind for its sheer beauty and my love for zebras, was the Bergdorf Goodman window displays.
This year one of their windows entitled “Teacher’s Pets” showcased a 3-dimensional classroom, using 300 different types of papers, filled with black and white paper animals. Those animals included the life-sized paper zebra, ostrich, panda bear, aardvark, white peacock, and more. As the ‘students’ posed within the cascade of zoological textbooks, the teacher – dressed in a black and white lace Marchesa gown – presides over the paper bestiary. New York calligrapher, Bernard Maisner, provided hand-lettered labels, in Latin, for all the animals. Below I have included some of the close-up shots I got of the window, though needless to say they were mostly of the zebra. I wish everyone a safe and happy holiday!
Fritz Junior Jacquet aka JFJ is a self-taught master of origami but in a unique manner that distinguishes him from other origami masters. I love his technique of transforming ordinary everyday toilet paper rolls into these origami paper masks using different pinches to form the contours of the eyes, nose and mouth. They all are molded into these forms, painted with shellac gum and diverse pigments and then fixed on a base to be hung on a wall or placed on a piece of furniture.
The One Bit Experience is a web experiment created by Leon Hong and Camile Orillaneda that lets you dive into the creativity and imagination they have instilled in this stunning introduction to their paper crafted website.
“I tend to find items then investigate a way in which they can be reused and transformed; giving new life to things that would otherwise go unloved or be thrown away.” – Jennifer Collier
Jennifer Collier is from Stafford, UK where she transforms our everyday interpretation of household items into lovely works of art from repurposed paper materials. She works with various types of paper which include maps, postcards, news clippings and the like and then by bonding, waxing, trapping and stitching she produces unusual paper ‘fabrics’, which are used to explore the ‘remaking’ of household objects.
FOMA is a Brazilian based Design Studio and Art Collective located in São Paulo. Formed by Davison Carvalho, Cristiane Higa and Gustavo Enzo, FOMA is specialized in Creative and Art Direction for brands and products in a wide range of production expertise from Identity to Broadcast Animation. Nick Carson from Computer Arts Projects UK challenged them in creating a design representing how their Dream Studio should look like, and they decided to make a mix of digital illustration incorporated with a lot of hand made paper crafted work.
Anant Nanvare is a very talented digital illustrator from Mumbai, India as well as very talented with what appear to be thousands of rolled pieces of paper. He has created an incredible series of colorful and very detailed portraits made from rolling paper into tiny stacks for Conquerer Paper.
Calvin Nicholls is a master when it comes to the art of paper reliefs. He manages to capture an essence of gracefulness in each of his sculptures. In this particular collection where the focus is nature here are many of the seventy-five sculptures that were created for the Follet Collection Resources Campaign in response to a request of licensing from art director Lee Sievers. The full collection remains on display at their international corporate headquarters. To see more of his work you can visit calvinnicholls.com
Blue-Zoo is a London based boutique animation studio specializing in CGI character animation for broadcast graphics, branding, content and commercials. They were commissioned design an awareness campaign for Ofcom entitled Product Placement and they came up with a paper craft style version where they handcrafted each product using paper, then accurately replicated and animated them in CG.
Alphabet Relief is a three-dimensional alphabet made created by Tim Fishlock. This alphabet series was made by hand and then photographed. Each was litho printed on premium paper, hand embossed, numbered and signed. A limited edition of 300. Dimensions: 700 x 920mm. To see more of Tim Fishlock’s work you can visit timfishlock.com.