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First and foremost Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! I hope everyone has had a great year and is ready to take charge in 2012!
For the holidays my friends and I had the recent pleasure of gathering to do a walk New York to check out the many Christmas windows up and down Fifth and Madison Avenues. One window that particularly stuck out in my mind for its sheer beauty and my love for zebras, was the Bergdorf Goodman window displays.
This year one of their windows entitled “Teacher’s Pets” showcased a 3-dimensional classroom, using 300 different types of papers, filled with black and white paper animals. Those animals included the life-sized paper zebra, ostrich, panda bear, aardvark, white peacock, and more. As the ‘students’ posed within the cascade of zoological textbooks, the teacher – dressed in a black and white lace Marchesa gown – presides over the paper bestiary. New York calligrapher, Bernard Maisner, provided hand-lettered labels, in Latin, for all the animals. Below I have included some of the close-up shots I got of the window, though needless to say they were mostly of the zebra. I wish everyone a safe and happy holiday!
Andy Singleton has been featured on Strictlypaper a couple of times now it is due to his superb mastery in paper crafting. While working with stylist Nikki Docker, he was commissioned to create a series of installations at Hermés based on the theme of travel and adventure. He created three paper chickens, 3 small 30cm boats and one large scale, partial boat, approximately one meter long that appears to be riding on paper waves. Lovely job!
Brian Li, with the help of fellow teammates — Sean Yendrys for art direction, design from Dominic Liu, Duc Tran and Stefan Spec, and creative direction from Kyosuke Nishida, have created a typographical installation of epic proportions that was exhibited in the FOFA Gallery hallway-vitrine for the Concordia University Design Department End of Year exhibition, during the Montréal Design Portes Ouvertes 2010. They assembled thousands of pieces of paper which were folded and glued together to form a sentence which literally and perfectly illustrates “Still Life Comes Alive”.
Here is a preview of the birds that will be displayed by paper artist Andy Singleton, who had been commissioned to create a hand-crafted paper installation for the recent opening of The Liberty Stationery Room on March 10th, which includes a three-metre long window installation and two framed wall pieces. They unveiled a whimsical and romantic set of three woodland scenes called ‘They loved What They Found’. The three pieces are based around the idea of nesting birds. Stay tuned for more information and pictures regarding the installation.
Chris Bosse of Laboratory For Visionary Architecture (LAVA) has created a window installation for the famous Italian department store la Rinascente for its Contemporary Christmas Art windows. LAVA’s window installation is an origami coral reef using 1500 recycled and recyclable cardboard molecules that explores the intelligence of natural and architectural systems.
Kyle Bean, who specializes in prop styling as well as handcrafted model designing, has recently had the pleasure of collaborating with Wonderland Magazine and Diesel to design and art direct their Christmas displays for their new flagship store in London.
There seem to be several Christmas window displays that are incorporating paper this year, one of which has been created by artist and designer Richard Sweeney. Richard Sweeney is based in Wakefield, England and has created this remarkable paper sculpture entitled The Angel for the La Rinascente Christmas 2010 window display which can be seen at the Piazza Del Duomo in Milan.
Andy Singleton is a talented paper artist and illustrator based out of Wakefield, England. He was recently commissioned by the Oriel Mostyn Gallery in Wales to create a paper Christmas Window installation of lovely icy caverns. The caverns were created entirely from paper, constructing 3D icicle sculptures and combining them with 2D flowing paper cuts and icicles. If you happen to be in Wales you will be able to see the installation up until January 6th. You can see more of his amazing work at www.andysingleton.co.uk Continue reading