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Soon is a Belgian-based studio that creates visual identities in combination with photography. Most of their work is hand crafted and afterwards transformed into a digital image. With this piece, How to Build a Comic in 3D, Soon has created a whimsical 3D environment with the elements of based around a comic strip.
From March 8th to the 24th in the Western part of Australia, Cottesloe Beach will have a long stretch of the beach transformed into a sculpture park called Sculpture by the Sea. Among them is an installation of exactly 1,697 handmade paper boats. These boats were not just hand folded, but also dipped in paraffin wax, which helps give their rich blue coloring.
Adrian Merz, who covered a whole room in little white Post-its, did this to represent the fragments of memories, stories and feeling, telling personal stories that different people experienced during winter 1972.
Folding for Peace is a garden in Nagasaki, Japan where all the plants that compose the garden are folded out of white paper. Realized by Swiss Landscape Architect Anouk Vogel the piece was commissioned by the Gardening World Cup and awarded the Silver Medal and Judges’ Special Award at the Festival of Flowers and World Peace.
“An ancient Japanese legend promises that anyone who folds a thousand origami cranes will be granted a wish, such as long life or recovery from illness or injury. Inspired by this popular belief, the garden Folding For Peace is the physical remain of a wish for world peace.”—Anouk Vogel
David Adey is a master of taking something from our every day lives, fashion magazines, and transforming them into these incredibly detailed works of art. With this particular piece entitled “Swarm”, there is a whirlwind of different tones of skin pulled and cut from the very pages of magazines and pinned to form a literal swarm as if nature itself is erupting from the depths. Also very appropriate, since spring has approached us in this very manner. One can only imagine the extensive amount of hours placed in how meticulous it is. Also be sure to check out his other immensely detailed works at www.davidadey.com.
“A ream of paper scatters in a gust of wind, soaring high into the black winter night, every sheet glowing bright, against a backdrop of the most exquisite 17th century architecture.
The site is the grand courtyard of Lyon’s Hotel de Ville, and the occasion is the city’s annual Festival of Light, a winter tradition drawing thousands of visitors to its festive attractions.
In his installation “Bourrasque”, designer Paul Cocksedge has combined his interest in the nature and morphology of paper with a subject that has long been an important element of his design work: light…”
I love geometrical forms in general, but then having them built with low budget materials such as cardboard then having them displayed in the streets of New York just makes these sculptures look so bizarre, beautiful and sexy. Alienated extensions of the city that just seem to naturally grow and bloom in the streets and on the roofs. What you can see here are several uncommissioned public installations done in 2011 by fantastic Clemens Behr in the East Village, China Town, Soho and Brooklyn. Continue reading
Ever thought about building a huge slide system out of paper for your bubble gum balls and hook that up to twitter? No? Well, let me introduce you to Sweet Tweet, the first project to come out of brand agency Uniform‘s research platform, ULAB. Continue reading
You may remember the stunning piece from Brian Li and team last year entitled Still Life Comes Alive, which portrayed thousands of pieces of paper which were folded and glued together to form the sentence which literally and perfectly illustrated itself.
With their more recent piece, ‘WORDS CAN FLY A THOUSAND MILES’ the focus behind the project is to provide an aid to people in Fukushima, Japan suffering from the aftermath of the natural disasters and nuclear plant crisis that occurred last March. They created this three dimensional typographic poster out of paper as a poster which represents their hope that the words and messages can encourage Japan during this difficult time.
“By taking away all the information and starting from scratch using the blank white A4 paper sheet for my creations, I feel I have found a material that we are all able to relate to, and at the same time the A4 paper sheet is neutral and open to fill with different meaning. The thin white paper gives the paper sculptures a frailty that underlines the tragic and romantic theme of my works.” — Peter Callesen