Tag Archives: sculpture
Many may think 2012 is the year of the apocalypse according to the Mayan Calendar. Art Lebedev Studio, designer of the prototype Flashkus, has collaborated with several illustrators and is in the process of designing a calendar entitled “Fuckopalypse” which each month shows a different way that it could all come tumbling down.
One of the collaborating illustrators is the Russian design duo People Too, which have made an incredibly detailed paper depiction of plant life taking over and causing large amounts of chaos at precisely 12:12. Their attention to detail makes for remarkable scenarios like the new years scene that they did. Below you can see their process and more close up details and see more of their work at peopletoo.ru.
Zim and Zou are by far one of my many favorite paper artists, stretching the boundaries of paper art to produce some remarkable creations. We have written posts about them several times in the past and they never cease to amaze us.
With this particular piece they tell a story surrounding Washington, DC suburbs, where four metro stations will open. The more familiar car driven area will now suddenly have public transit which will hopefully make it feel more like a city — adding more pedestrian walkways, apartments, grocery stores… making it more of a place that people will actually want to live than just work.
As you remember in the past we debuted Brittney Lee on our blog with her brilliant piece that homaged The Little Mermaid, one of my fave movies. I can barely keep up with the unsurpassed work she has created since we saw her here last, but you can catch a glimpse of latest work entitled “Aloha! Bienvenue! Welcome!” that was featured in the “It’s A Small World Exhibition” at Gallery Nucleus.
Yo Shimada is a designer from Tato Architects where his recent installation project ‘Post-It Structures’ was manifested in cooperation with students of Kyoto University of Art and Design. It is now on show at the gallery artzone in kyoto city, the installation was composed of 30 thousand cells of post-its in bright, fluorescent colors that were adhered to one another to form building components, the result being a wall-like structure running through the gallery.
Anant Nanvare is a very talented digital illustrator from Mumbai, India as well as very talented with what appear to be thousands of rolled pieces of paper. He has created an incredible series of colorful and very detailed portraits made from rolling paper into tiny stacks for Conquerer Paper.
She has been cutting it up in the studio to bring these incredibly vivid pieces before your very eyes at the PULSE Contemporary Art Fair in Los Angeles. It starts today and closes October 3rd so be sure to drop by and check it out. I know I would if I was in LA!
“I am often asked about the secret, how to become a paper engineer. In fact, there is no secret, but: Many hours of practice. Don’t give up if you fail. If your first pop up design doesn’t work, make a second, a third … or a dozen. Like for a musician or an athlete, there is no other way to improve your skills than to exercise. You can’t be a good sportsman just by watching sport shows on the TV. If you want to be a paper engineer, you have to work with paper. That’s all.”—Peter Dahmen
Ana Serrano is a Mexican-American designer from Los Angeles who utilizes a variety of different mediums to capture the essence of those in low socioeconomic positions, with particular focus on the customs and beliefs, as well as the architecture, fashion, and informal economies present within these segments of society.
Skrekkøgle studio based in Oslo, Norway is made up of Lars Marcus Vedeler and Theo Tveterås. The dynamic duo has come together to recreated the win screen for ever popular windows game solitaire in the form of a three dimensional sculpture. The piece in its entirety measures 150 x 70 x 40 cm, (4.9 x 2.3 x 1.3 feet) which involved the creation of over one thousand ‘playing cards’ from black foam and paper, which the designers then cut, taped, and assembled into the proper forms.