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Shadow Spaces: Miniature Architecture Handcrafted From Paper Looks Like Real Buildings

Shadow Spaces: Miniature Architecture Handcrafted From Paper Looks Like Real Buildings

We are all familiar with the talents of London based artist Owen Gildersleeve, with a depth in handcrafted illustration, set design and art direction. In his personal project, Shadow Spaces, he collaborated with still life photographer Stephen Lenthall to craft a series of miniature architectural paper spaces, using "light as a map to shape each form". The aim was to study the relationship between space, form, light and its natural counterpart, shadow.

Life-sized Iron Man Papercraft for Silicon Valley Comic Con

Life-sized Iron Man Papercraft by Owen Gildersleeve

For the love of paper folding, this may be from a while back, but it's pretty awesome! British paper artist Owen Gildersleeve in collaboration with Thomas Forsyth were approached by the organizers of the Silicon Valley Comic Con to create a life-size paper sculpture of Iron Man for their first event at the 30,000 capacity San Jose Convention Centre. The model was built in separate parts in London over a four week period and then the individual components were shipped out to San Jose, California, where we pieced the model together live at the show over the course of the three day event. The sheer amount of time and effort that went into this papercraft is absolutely mind boggling.

Life-sized Iron Man Papercraft for Silicon Valley Comic Con seen first on Strictlypaper

Paper Illustrations for American Express Card Series by Owen Gildersleeve

Paper Illustrations for American Express Card Series by Owen Gildersleeve - Gold

It has been a great opportunity to be able to feature the incredible works of London based artist Owen Gildersleeve in the past through our interview, where we got an in depth look into what makes him tick as well as taste of how exactly talented he is. This series of card designs was created for American Express' Card Art series, where he was asked to reinterpret their Green, Gold and Platinum cards with the theme 'The Great Outdoors'.

Interview with Paper Illustrator Owen Gildersleeve

Interview with Paper Artist Owen Gildersleeve

Hailing as a supremely talented illustrator and designer based out of London whose work ranges from editorial spreads to book covers to animations which incorporate strong techniques in hand-crafted typography and paper crafting, Owen Gildersleeve is far an few in between when it comes to showcasing talent.

With several accolades over the years and his undeniable rise in his field he definitely has a knack for the finer detailing in his work. I completely admire him and he is truly inspiring so I am more than pleased to share our interview with him here today. Enjoy!