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Artist Transforms Deck of Playing Cards into Life Sized Works of Art

Christian Tagliavini Transforms Deck of Playing Cards into Life Sized Works of Art

Talented Swiss photographer Christian Tagliavini loves cultivating stories with open endings of unexplored themes or unusual concepts, as we have seen previously. Through Tagliavini's background he is able to invent, create and produce images that blend fine arts and craftsmanship. This exciting collision of circumstances resulted the transformation of an ordinary deck of cards into these life-sized works of art, where he takes on the role of fashion designer and photographer by constructing these unique pieces from paper and cardboard.

Giant Cardboard Ghettoblaster for Mini by Bartek Elsner

Bartek Elsner - Mini Ghettoblaster - Paper Sculpture - Front Bartek Elsner is a Berlin based freelance art director and multi-disciplinary designer with a focus on digital communication. What we love most about him: He is insanely good in building really stylish cardboard sculptures. This giant cardboard ghettoblaster was build to promote the International Radio Festival 2012 in Zurich / Switzerland. The huge boombox is sourrounding the car. The Mini is the battery for the powerful sound which you can see from the backside.

Hydro-Fold by Christophe Guberan

Hydro Fold - ECAL - Christophe Guberan Christophe Guberan, a third-year Bachelor student of Industrial Design at ECAL/University of art and design Lausanne created Hydro-Fold, a project that experiments with self folding inkjet printed paper. “The idea is to give shape to paper through the simple use of water, adapting an existing printer to control the phenomenon. This experimental approach allowed me to explore new avenues of research,” explains Christophe Guberan. Indeed, this project is based on a totally new experimental process which, using a printer, a simple sheet of tracing paper and water, creates a transition from 2D to 3D, generating tiny volumes in just a few minutes.

Cardboard Ladies by Christian Tagliavini

Cardboard Ladies by Christian Tagliavini

The realm of cardboard art is easily unsurpassed with the numerous amounts of ways that it can be manipulated, everything from apartments to installations and music videos to even fruit.

Now we can say that fashion and photography can have a share in this realm with Swiss-Italian born Christian Tagliavini's Dame Di Cartone, which literally translates to Cardboard Ladies. What he has created is a glimpse into the past with these lovely portraits, the clothes being entirely crafted out of cardboard and now for your viewing pleasure if you happen to be in London. The exhibition "Cut Out & Keep" is being held at the at the Diemar Noble Photography Gallery until January 7th, 2012.

Complex Cardboard Columns Through Computational Architecture

michael hansmeyer complex cardboard columns through computational architecture

Michael Hansmeyer is an architect and programmer currently based in Zurich who explores the use of algorithms and computation to generate architectural structures. He has created an algorithm that explores how subdivision can define and embellish the column order with an elaborate system of ornamentation. He has produced a full-scale, 2.7-meter high variant of the columns by use of layering with 1mm cardboard sheets, where each sheet is individually cut using a mill or laser. Sheets are then stacked and held together by poles that run through a common core. All I have to say is WOW!

Bank Coop: Evolution

With the use of 10 - 1,000 Swiss-Franc folded bank notes Sehsucht director Ole Peters illustrates, through origami-styled creatures, a very fascinating and beautiful approach to monetary evolution.

"we are all part of nature - invest in our ecological funds"