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Canon City: Iconic Buildings and Architecture Handcrafted in Paper by Hattie Newman

Canon City: Iconic Buildings and Architecture Handcrafted in Paper by Hattie Newman

Surprisingly, I can't believe I haven't had the opportunity to write about the incredible talents of internationally recognized, UK based paper artist Hattie Newman. Her work continues to leave me in shock, due to her incredible attention to detail and likeness she is able to create. Newman builds large-scale sets, and in this particular instance cityscapes, that are all entirely made of paper.

She was commissioned by the agency, Imagination to create a 3m by 3m paper city for Canon’s Expo in Paris, where they decided upon a mixture of iconic buildings and architecture styles from around the world, with The Eiffel Tower being the focal point. I love that paper sculpture, once viewed a little closer, is able to transport the audience to that world, immersing you in the elements found in each particular city. The project took about 6 weeks to complete, where it was then installed onto a bespoke plinth. Wow... just wow!

Marcelo Kato Creates Colorful Mediterranean Sea Inspired Cut Paper Illustrations

Marcelo Kato Creates Colorful Mediterranean Sea Inspired Cut Paper Illustrations - Golden Dragon

From the magnificent depths of his imagination, Brazilian paper artist Marcelo Kato handcrafts visually breathtaking layered paper illustrations that are so intricately detailed, you literally have to look just a bit closer... WOW! This fantasy world, Marcelost World, is a parallel universe he manifested years ago after a cruise through the Mediterranean Sea. From there, the style of his art was drastically influenced, where the sea creatures and patterned motifs in their vibrant colors are all clearly reminiscent of the Mediterranean. Each detail down to the bricks in the architecture of 'Golden Dragon' featured above, each lain side by side and meticulously placed, or the itty bitty scales on each fish layered ever so perfect down to their fun patterned outfits in 'Golden Coral' below is absolutely mind-boggling!

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Cybèle Young Creates Beautiful Miniature Worlds Out Of Fine Paper

Cybèle Young Creates Beautiful Minature Worlds Out Of Fine Paper

Cybèle Young is a renowned artist and author based in Toronto that creates miniature worlds made of fine Japanese paper. Working with diverse mediums, Young’s installations engage with abstract and familiar motifs and have a sculptural quality to them, where ordinary objects are given new dimensions and breath of life which makes them just as beautiful as they are delicate. A perfect example is the umbrella above transforming into a jellyfish, where both have a very similar range of motion. Young is able to juxtapose sculptures to create a sense of dialogue or play between them, making her pieces truly unique. Her artistic manifesto is to create ‘miniature theaters’, where viewers can immerse themselves into alternate, surreal worlds, all the while discovering the under-layers of everyday life. Young's intricate sculptural artworks are inspired by seemingly insignificant day-to-day experiences, where objects imply familiar human interactions and small observations become fantastic.

Artist Creates Magical Campaign Promoting Christmas in Bristol Crafted in Paper [VIDEO]

Sam Pierpoint Creates Magical Campaign Promoting Christmas in Bristol Crafted in Paper

Currently residing in the rural countryside just outside of Bristol in the Mendip Hills, paper artist Sam Pierpoint works both commercially and artistically, for a variety of different purposes ranging from advertising campaigns, magazine covers, editorials, installations, set design, product packaging and window displays.

She was recently commissioned by Peloton Design who wanted to collaborate on a Christmas campaign that would cut through the noise for Visit Bristol. They decided upon a paper sculpture of Bristol that would capture some of the cities most loved attractions. This cityscape is moonlit in the night, and created with G.F Smith papers in a muted color palette of white/champagne. LED lights were carefully threaded through the sculpture to create a warm and inviting glow, allowing for the fine details of the structure to almost glisten against the dark backdrop. The advertising campaign, which also included an editorial illustration, a publication illustration, window display and a making-of video, featured below, successfully helped to promote Bristol as an exciting and magical Christmas shopping destination for 2016.

Realistic Paper Sculptures That Play With Scale by Mikako Azakami

Realistic Paper Sculptures That Play With Scale by Mikako Azakami - Jumbo Camera

Tokyo based artist Makiko Azakami began her paper making career while working as a 3D modeler for Sony Creative Products, where her interests led to the Sogetsu School of flower arrangement where she further studied under hat designer Akio Hirata. An impulsive urge to create a sculpture of Godzilla led to a more serious interest in the arts, culminating in her first exhibition in Tokyo in 1985. The works in the exhibition were displayed as photographs, and the “cute” reception that the diminutive subjects received bothered Azakami. Many years later, when visiting an exhibition of Australian sculptor Ron Mueck, Azakami was impressed by his approach to subjects and their scale. Taken by the character and charm created by the simple combination of scale and material, Azakami tried her hand at recreating an assortment of objects. Taking everyday objects, such as cameras, typewriters or even a calculator, and recreating them in a variety of scales by shrinking them down, making them into paper toys or blowing them up beyond their usual dimensions, each crafted out of paper.

10 Star Wars Paper Projects to Celebrate Rogue One Movie Release

10 Star Wars Paper Projects to Celebrate Rogue One Movie Release - Paper Darth Vader by Lobulo Design

You have already probably guessed that I'm a big Star Wars fan, so in lieu of the new movie "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" coming into the box office, I have decided to do a post highlighting some amazing paper craft works that I have stumbled across in the past months. Oh say for instance this Paper Darth featured above that showcases some pretty stellar quilling skills by Lobulo, showing bad old Darth in all his glory, quite literally. Also included in this post is a mixed media cardboard AT-AT Walker, a papercraft Millennium Falcon, an origami TIE Fighter, paper portraits of the Star Wars characters and so much more!

Eerily Beautiful and Macabre Paper Sculptures by Sinan Soykut

Eerily Beautiful and Macabre Paper Sculptures by Sinan Soykut - Fungi Lungs

Newly emerged, self-taught Canadian paper artist Sinan Soykut has been creating incredibly detailed macabre paper sculptures relating to the theme of life and death, for almost a year. Soykut's fascination for crafting these unique pieces revealed itself after he began the act of transforming two-dimensional planes into three-dimensional curves. A difficult process, no doubt, he is able to visualize the curvature of the paper and exactly where to cut, while also keeping in mind the molds of the detailed shapes that these skeletal hands, flower covered hearts, fungi adorned lungs and skulls produce to the point of being anatomically precise.

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3D Letter Sculptures for the Silk Road Film Festival Crafted From Paper

3D Letters for Silk Road Film Festival Crafted From Paper - SRFF

Dublin based artist Julianna Szabo is the creator of intricately detailed, hand-cut paper sets and illustrations. Her tactile worlds are often three dimensional and sometimes even brought to life with the use of stop motion animation, drawing you in with several visual metaphors. This typographic series was a commission for the annual Silk Road Film Festival, where she was asked to create a poster that represented the event. Her inspiration was drawn from the ancient silk road itself, making the 3D hand crafted, paper letters a representation of the journey along that road.

The S, in the form of a mountain, represents China and is wrapped with a winding dragon, the R representing India, is stacked with a tall latticed building atop an elephant, the F for the Arabic world, features beautiful golden mosque domes and a camel in the desert, and lastly, the F for Europe, features well known landmarks, like Greek columns, the Roman Amphitheater and the waterways of Venice. Be sure to watch the making of to get a more in depth look into how it all came together. Each letter is so ornately detailed and fashioned with the monuments and architectural structures from these regions, I can only imagine the amount of hours it must have taken to accomplish such a wonderful masterpiece.

Barcelona’s Architectural Landmarks Crafted in Pink Paper

Barcelona's Architectural Landmarks Crafted in Pink Paper - Freixenet

French Studio Zim and Zou have created a colorful campaign for Spanish sparkling wine brand Freixenet, using paper varying shades of pink to create a backdrop of the city of Barcelona. Each building is meticulously crafted to fit into this architectural landscape lined with landmarks from the Catalan capital — including Gaudi’s Sagrada Família, Casa Mila, Parc de la Ciutadella, and buildings in Park Güell. All made by hand, these buildings have been carefully cut, glued and assembled into miniature renditions of the well-known cityscape.

The Paper Strikes Back, Paper Craft Millennium Falcon by Oupas Design

The Paper Strikes Back, Paper Craft Millennium Falcon by Oupas Design

To all of you Star Wars fans, myself included, I love seeing all of the wonderful paper art that has been created around the classic George Lucas movie. Oupas Design, based in the heart of the city of Porto, Portugal, has done just that for the company Blip, that has a team that goes by the name “Millennium Falcon”.

The graphic design studio and team of four: Cidália, Joana, Sofia and Tobias (the cat), whose work is centered on illustration and set design, with their ultimate medium of choice being paper and cardboard and they build on a varied scaled of tiny pieces for stage and event designs, to a larger than life sized cardboard cities. Blip had a desire to transform their work station by adding a replica of the spaceship from Star Wars, but with their team color: green. Oupas ultimately made their dream come true by constructing a paper craft spaceship measuring 1,20 meter wide.

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