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Shape & Shadow Animates Paper Cutouts Into Hypnotizing Music Video

Shape & Shadow Animates Paper Cutouts Into Hypnotizing Music Video

Hayley Morris of Shape & Shadow has created a mesmerizing music video for Austin based band Explosions in the Sky using her trademark stop-motion animation style incorporated with thousands of paper shapes and geometric sculptures. To create these hypnotizing patterns and folds along side the single ‘The Ecstatics,’ Morris uses delicate cut-outs made of paper, moving each unique piece by hand. The latticed shapes and origami sculptures are then brought to life through projection mapping and marine colors.

Miniature Analogue Papercraft Synthesizers by Dan McPharlin

Miniature Analogue Papercraft Synthesizers by Dan McPharlin

Australian illustrator Dan McPharlin is known for his gorgeous sci-fi illustrations that can be found on international magazine covers, books, and record sleeves, depicting alien worlds in beautiful retro color schemes. He made a wonderful series titled "Analogue Miniatures" to pay tribute to early synthesizers and analogue recording equipment. Each miniature synthesizer is meticulously handcrafted from framing matboard, cardboard, paper, plastic sheeting, string and rubber bands. Rather than replicating the existing machines, the focus was more about creating a revisionist history where analogue technology continued to flourish uninterrupted.

Miniature Analogue Papercraft Synthesizers by Dan McPharlin seen first on Strictlypaper

Paper Quilled Roses and Typography Inspired by Shining Light Lyrics

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Lavanya Naidoo is a paper artist and tactile designer based in South Africa, whose talents and mastery in quilled artwork and typography are absolutely stunning. I was particularly drawn to her piece entitled "Thorn in My Side," a personal project where the quote was inspired by the musical lyrics from Ash’s song ‘Shining Light’ and it aptly fit into her love for David Austin roses.

I Have Your Heart – Stop Motion Animation By Molly Crabapple, Kim Boekbinder and Jim Batt

I Have Your Heart Proposal

The I Have Your Heart story begins in 2010 when Molly Crabapple and Kim Boekbinder came together and schemed to make an animation showcasing Crabapple's amazing art and Boekbinder's delicious music. Later down the line they found Jim Batt, or rather Batt found them, and thus a collaboration of beauty, joy, and unbounded creativity was born. Fast forward a remarkable 2 yrs later, and they are finalists for the Dendy Awards for Australian Short Films at the Sydney Film Festival in 2013, nominated for Best Animation and Best Director.

Stop-Motion Music Video for Shugo Tokumaru by Kijek / Adamski

Stop-Motion Music Video for Shugo Tokumaru by Kijek / Adamski

This one definitely needs to be put in full-screen mode! Check the lastest stop motion video from animation duo Katarzyna Kijek and Przemysław Adamski for Japanese singer-songwriter Shugo Tokumaru. This music video was launched Pitchfork and features an amazing, continuous parade of what must be thousands of cut paper and foam core silhouettes set to Tokumaru’s quirky track Katachi.

Sheet Music Collages by Erika Iris Simmons

Sheet Music Collages by Erika Iris Simmons

Erika Iris Simmons makes composite art portraits of people associated with the item that she has chosen to manipulate. She may be more widely known for her series entitled "Ghost in the Machine" where she took cassette tapes and old film reels to produce portraits of famous individuals.

With this particular series she has taken up a new medium, sheet music, to manifest these delicately intricate portraits which are beautifully executed.

Josh Ritter’s Music Video Made From 12,000 Sheets of Paper

Josh Ritter's Music Video Made From 12000 Pieces of Paper “While the end result may have been crafted by humans, the project actually started out digitally as a computer animation before the storyboard was transformed into paper cutouts.” — The Creator’s Project Josh Ritter‘s new music video entitled “Love…

Paper Note – A Tangible Paper Waveform with Processing

Paper Note – A Tangible Paper Waveform with Processing

Andrew Spitz and Andrew Nip created this project entitled Paper Note. This project creates a tangible waveform from laser cut disks of paper where the user records a message, sound, etc and the system takes that information and analyses and maps it to each corresponding slice. The circles are laid on a sheet, lasercut and placed together with the end result representing the original sound wave.

Put On The Music – a Paper Craft Installation by Jean Romain

Jean Romain - Put on the Music - 1 "Put on the Music"—a paper craft project by french graphic designer Jean Romain.

Paper Record Player by Kelli Anderson

Paper Record Player by Kelli Anderson

The talented Kelli Anderson along with her partner in crime Daniel, came up with a brilliant idea to create a paper record player wedding invitation which perfectly suits the soon-to-be-wed couples love for music. The invitation itself is booklet-style and upon folding it in the appropriate manner, the user is then able to listen to the couples original song by hand-spinning the record. How it works, the sound is amplified by the moving of a sewing needle along the grooves of a flexidisc record or can be unscrewed and played on a regular turntable as well. You can see how it works in the video below.