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Paris based artist Agnès Cappadoro has a body of work that utilizes a hybrid quilling technique to visualize the notions of topography through pieces of art, combining photographs and sculptures, while exploring Augustin Berque’s sentence "Man is a geographic human-being." Inspired by minimalism, kinetic art and photography, she creates sculptures that mimic geometrical paintings and settings that transmit the vision and relationship between works of art and bodies. She documents impermanence and a constantly changing geography. Her work, calling for contemplation, is a long meditation where patience is simultaneously a process, a medium, a message and a goal.Minimal Kinetic Landscapes in Paper by Agnès Cappadoro seen first on Strictlypaper
A multimedia artist working in collage, painting, and book art, Texas based artist Matthew Cusick is best known for his map collages comprised of intricate, warmly colored portraits and landscapes, or even previously his immensely detailed portraits. “Maps have all the properties of a brushstroke: nuance, density, line, movement, and color,” he says. “Their palette is deliberate and symbolic, acting as a cognitive mechanism to help us internalize the external.” These collaged waves are formed from various found maps and placed like a puzzle, simulating the roaring movement of breaking swells, sometimes massive, rising up and crashing down with graceful force, each unique with their own thrilling capacity to draw you inward.
Designer and illustrator Carla Eráusquin Bayona created a papercraft version of her country for showcasing the features and locations for the hotel Casa Andina. This was her first time working with so much detail and overall was a great experience for her. I think she did an amazing job of capturing important landmarks and even the Nazca Lines.
Matthew Picton is a UK-based artist who uses strips of paper from both historic and fictional texts to assemble maps from around the world.
Famille Summerbelle is a beautiful shop based out of both the UK and France by Simon Summerscales and Julie Marabelle. One of their latest out of the many beautiful creations found in their shop, is this detailed paper cut map from created from their recent trip to San Francisco.
Working for legendary photographer Andrew Barter, The Makerie Studio created an intricate puzzle in the shape of a globe for Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer 2012 promotional campaign. The puzzle pieces slot together to form a complete globe, with each section supporting a country.
Berlin based freelance graphic designer Anna Härlin illustrated the barcelona city map as a 3d paper model for the third issue of CUT Magazine—a diy fashion magazine from Munich.
'Geronimo' happened to be one of my favorite collaged map pieces from from Matthew Cusick. Upon first glance from a distance, I was immediately struck by powerfulness of this piece and then realized upon having a closer look how impeccably detailed it is. As you can see below, Matthew has used various maps and atlases cut and reshaped to form these simply refined portraits which are all created on wood.