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An Astounding Series of Airships Handcrafted in Cardboard by Jeroen van Kesteren

An Astounding Series of Airships Handcrafted in Cardboard by Jeroen van Kesteren

Over the past year, Netherlands-based artist Jeroen van Kesteren has been constructing these unbelievable airships as part of a series titled Orphanage for Lost Adventures. Each structure is made from cardboard, aluminum foil, adhesives, and an assortment of papers used for sails and propellers, the whimsical flying machines have a distinct steampunk essence. Ranging from about 40 to 50 centimeters tall, each piece takes rougly about a month to make.

Woojai Lee Transforms Recycled Paper into Brick-Like Furniture

Woojai Lee Transforms Recycled Paper into Brick-Like Furniture - PaperBricks

WooJai Lee is a Korean-New Zealander designer based in Eindhoven, Netherlands, who explores how to recycle paper in more sustainable ways. Paper, as we all know, is one of the easiest items to recycle. However each time it is recycled, the natural fibers get shredded making them smaller and weaker, until eventually the fibers are just too weak to work together. WooJai aims to extend its usability through his concept entitled PaperBricks, which explores how we could use recycled paper as a durable material strong enough for us to build furniture, or in construction of elements within the home. ‘Paper Bricks’ are made from recycled newspapers. Sturdy and stackable like real bricks they combine a pleasing marbled look with the warmth and soft tactility of paper or wood.

DIY Paper Beetle Sculpture Kits by Assembli [Video]

DIY Paper Beetle Sculpture Kits by Assembli - Atlas Beetle Red

Assembli is a Netherlands-based studio started between printing company Lankhorst and designer Joop Bource, where they develop fun and contemporary interior design projects with a challenging twist. They have just released a colorful trio of DIY beetle models crafted from paper and cardboard, where all of the skeleton parts, wings and body parts interlock together to form this fun 3D puzzle kit. The flat-pack model kits are available in three different beetle species including stag, hercules, and atlas, each in a number of different metallic colors. The kits are currently available on Etsy. Be sure to watch the videos below to see their easy assembly.

Layered 3D Paper Savanna Landscape

Layered Paper Savanna Landscape

Nick Meeuws, a Netherlands based designer, has created this extensively detailed landscape of the Savanna complete with and elephant, meerkat and monkey. Also with the perfect colors and gradations to really make you feel the heat of the desert and sun. He used a layering technique which adds depth to the piece making it more three dimensional.

BANGERS by StudioSpass


StudioSpass is a visual communication office located in the heart of Rotterdam/NL run by Jaron Korvinus & Daan Mens. They were commissioned to do a photography series and printwork for Bangers, a monthly Boemklatsch club night at cultural stage EKKO, Utrecht. For each edition StudioSpass handcrafted an ‘explosive’ mask made of cardboard along with a setting.

3,500 Colorful Books by Anouk Kruith

3,500 Colorful Books by Anouk Kruith

Netherlands-born Anouk Kruithof has created this wall which consists of more than 3,500 colorful books, entitled . Each book is stacked and precariously balanced in a rectangular pile. She builds many sculptures and minimalist structures with the beliefs of the infinite possibilites of photography and what she can capture through her camera lens.

Paper Tomtit Sculpture By Kiki Peeters

Paper Tomtit Sculpture By Kiki Peeters

There have been several different paper birds featured throughout the site, this however is one that I have never heard of. The Tomtit is a bird within the Australian robin family that is generally found in New Zealand. Haarlem Netherlands-based artist Kiki Peeters, inspired by trips to taxidermy museums, has created her paper crafted rendition of the Tomtit. This sculpture uses several different layers mimicking that of the layers of feathers found on a bird achieving a life-like quality overall. Be sure to check out her site to see more of her paper crafted animals. There is a sneak peek of the tiger below.

Interview with Paper Artist Johan Scherft

Interview with Johan Scherft

Hello paper lovers! We have been wanting to do this for quite some time now and what better way to ring in the new year than with some of the resolutions that you had for yourself?! One of those resolutions is to start interviewing our beloved artists so you, our viewers, can have a more in depth look into the artists lives that we know -- and don't know -- to see what makes them tick and other various questions that may pique our interest.

The artist that is being featured for our very first interview on Strictlypaper hails from the Netherlands and honestly no words, or at least my words, can describe his incredible talents as a painter and paper crafter. He meticulously paints these realistic and life sized animals and upon completing the craft they look as though they would fit seamlessly into nature. Without further adieu I present Johan Scherft. Click through to check out the interview.

Hand Cut Paper Beast Award from Sigrid Spier

Handcut Paper Beast Award Sigrid Spier

Just when you think you have seen it all, another technique that I have yet to see. Sigrid Spier, from the Netherlands, has created an award for Best Beast maker by stacking layers of paper to make it 3D.

Mia Pearlman: PENUMBRA Cloudscapes

PENUMBRA seemingly emerges through the wall of Plaatsmaken, and eddies around the gallery space. Reflecting the dim light of the Northern European skies, it cuts through the cloudcover to reveal the occasional beam of light. -- Mia Pearlman