Vera van Wolferen calls herself a “cardboardcraftswoman,” because she creates intricate and meticulously-constructed scenes out of cardboard. They’re incredible! Using the white/gray variety, she adds a few other materials that result in dream-like scenes. I love how the shutters, weather vanes, and windmills are all articulated, as if they’re placed one by one. You can tell […]
It’s no secret my love for paper sculpting, and so when I saw the Chanel Spring 2015 Couture Runway, I was instantly enthralled. The floral theme featured an arboretum of white cardboard palms constructed under a glass ceiling. And, better yet, they moved! It took 6 months to produce the 300 flowers that decorated the set. […]
Estudio Guardabosques is the collaborative efforts of creatives Juan and Carolina from Buenos Aires, Argentina. They craft scenes entirely out of paper by using complex sculpting to fold and build forms. Often, that involves perforating edges and cutting just so — enough to transform the paper, but not enough to wrinkle or destroy it. Much of the […]
Halloween is right around the corner! So, if you haven’t figured out a costume, now is the time. Maybe you prefer to go a minimalist route and don only a mask; don’t worry, I’ve got you covered. These illustrated paper pop-up masks by Crankbunny (AKA Norma V. Toraya) are perfect! They come in three designs — a […]
I’ve always had a sweet tooth, and my desire for sugar hasn’t faded as I’ve aged (will it ever?). So, when I saw designer/illustrator Charlotte Smith’s paper sculptures that featured delicious-looking cakes, popsicles, and other goodies, I was excited. The angular objects adorn food and beverages with delightful details. She garnishes tea with sliced lemons and even […]
If you couldn’t guess, today’s round up focuses on paper, and those who use it to create cool things. Some are illustrative and others are sculptural, but all of the artists and illustrators featured here wield the Exacto knife like a pro. Happy weekend, ya’ll!
Expo ‘85, 1982 — Takenobu Igarashi Brown Paper Bag began as a way to feature works on paper (and more, of course). I recently discovered a Tumblr that shares this same love - Super Paper Queen. Its tagline is similar to this blog, “passion for paper ephemera,” and the Tumblr collects a myriad of types of images and printed […]