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Origami Bulletproof Shield… Say What?! [Video]

Origami Bulletproof Shield For Police [Video]

Origami, the Japanese art of folding paper, doesn't seem like it could help stop bullets. But mechanical engineers at Brigham Young University have developed a new ballistic shield design for law enforcement officers that incorporates origami-inspired structures—and can stop bullets from a .44 Magnum, one of the most powerful handguns!

Ceramic Origami Plates and Dishware by Moij Design

Ceramic Origami Plates and Dishware by Moij Design

Hamburg-based ceramic artist Angelina Erhorn of Moij Design creates incredible ceramic dishware that mimics the forms created by folded and unfolded origami paper. Her minimal designs include plates, espresso cups, and vases all covered with delicate creases and the occasional stained geometric elements. You can see more of her work on Instagram and some of her pieces are available on Etsy.

Nendo’s Un-Printed Material Exhibition Pays Tribute to Paper Without Using It

Nendo's Un-Printed Material Exhibition Pays Tribute to Paper Without Using It

For Creation Gallery G8 — a gallery dedicated mostly to graphic design — Japanese design Studio Nendo is exhibiting ‘Un-Printed Material’, a show paying tribute to paper without using it. For a space that exhibits the work of people who use paper as a medium, this proposal follows Oki Sato’s idea of having a ‘poster exhibition without posters’. These abstract versions of paper reduce it to the minimal form of only an outline. What's unique about these pieces, is that they have been both 3D-printed and molded by hand to better achieve the life-like quality of paper itself.

Colorful Poster Series Mimicking Cut Paper for Wellington City Council Summer Series

Colorful Poster Series Mimicking Cut Paper for Wellington City Council Summer Series

We have all been enamored by the incredible works of Eiko Ojala and how his digital illustration style mimics the look of layered cut paper like in his Naked series. He sure had me fooled! In these posters, Ojala has illustrated beautifully the goings on of various events for the Wellington City Council in New Zealand over the summer. Prepare to be blown away by the bold color combinations, people pouring out of everyday objects and the robust feeling of summer in each and every one.

Origami Bench by blackLAB Architects

Origami Bench by blackLAB Architects

The Origami Bench, designed by blackLAB architects inc., is clever seating that was created as part of a special exhibition at the 2014 Interior Design Show in Toronto. The design itself is fabricated from geometric-shaped panels of white laminate covered, baltic birch plywood that are connected with piano hinges. The origami inspired planes each fold together and lay firm against the tubular steel legs they rest upon, giving the look of folded paper. Check out more of our Notsostrictly posts inspired by paper.

Origami-Inspired Inflatable Scarves by Monomatopee

Origami-Inspired Fashion by Monomatopee

Japan-based company Monomatopee, has created origami-inspired scarves that are able to transform into inflatable geometric forms. The scarves originally come packed flat and can be inflated by simply blowing air into them. The fabric itself feels like paper and can then be shaped how you like along their textile triangles to make different shapes, such as a bow-tie or round floral bud. The scarfs retail for 11,500 yen, which is around $150 USD.

Deutsche Fernsehlotterie “Paper World” by Sehsucht

Sehsucht - Deutsche Fernsehlotterie - Paper World - 1
"Follow the paper plane into Sehsucht's latest origami-style world of helping hands and improved communities. Sehsucht produced the 30 sec. TVC "Paper" full CG for Deutsche Fernsehlotterie, a charitable lottery, and their agency Zum Goldenen Hirschen, all three companies from Hamburg/Germany. Director Hans-Christoph Schultheiss and his team walked the tightrope between reduction and complexity, aiming to create the characters as human as possible but with a realistically foldable look that carries the complex textures of paper."

Hidden Tales

Colsubsidio Hidden Tales Red Riding Hood and Sherlock Holmes

Lowe-SSP3 has created these posters for Colsubsido's "Book Exchange" program which takes the slogan "Come with a Story and Leave with Another," to a literal sense. See if you can find the hidden story in this optical illusion that mimics that of paper.

Street Art: Banksy Does Origami

Banksy Does Origami

Banksy has a new piece that just popped up yesterday in the UK featuring an origami crane with a goldfish dangling from its mouth as if it was caught from the neighboring canal. Photos by the lonely villein

Bourrasque by Paul Cocksedge

Paul Cocksedge - Bourrasque "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..."