This paper cut BBQ by Zim And Zou is fun.
Paper City by Maciek Janicki.
The streets are paved with paper. This delicate animation follows the charming rise and fold of a fragile metropolis.
Captured by an unseen helicopter, the narrative unfolds through winding roads, erupting forests and emerging mountains.
Paper City grows in one fluid take, with skyscrapers rising from the page – only to crumble, wrinkle and gently crease back into the ground.
Icon ink is a series of beautifully designed handmade computer icons from Nina Azzarello. Amazing.
Tattoos are physical memoirs, cataloging our stories and secrets. My personal adoration for them led me to this creative project: A set of 12, handmade computer icons inspired by traditional, vintage tattoo art. Each icon has been painted, sketched, colored, cut, & scanned into miniature digital images.
London artist Claire Brewster uses old and out of date maps and atlases as her fabric with which to create her intricate, delicate and detailed paper cut out birds. The work is about retrieving the discarded, celebrating the unwanted and giving new life to the obsolete.
Nature is ever present even in the most urban of environments, taking over wherever we neglect, living in separate yet parllel universe. Affected by our actions yet unconscious of them. Claire takes here inspiration from this envrionment, creating entomological installations of flora and fauna from imagined locations. Her birds, insects and flowers transcend borders and pass freely between countries with scant regard for rules of immigration or the effects of biodiversity.
Gerald is a paper dog and was born in 2008 as part of a rebrand for British design studio, Lazerian. Established by Liam Hopkins, the studio works to develop innovative solutions in furniture, lighting, interiors and products by working in materials which are often overlooked. This has included affordable plywood, cardboard and paper.
Lazerian’s contribution to the pantheon of classic design, Gerald was the result of a collaborative project between Hopkins and fellow 3D designer Richard Sweeney. The two worked on the outline of the dog on paper, developing a flattened pattern before printing out the components and hand cutting, folding and gluing them until they reached a stage that they hit on a pattern that could be easily reproduced. By 2009 Lazerian held the blueprint for a free standing paper dog that anyone could make at home with a sharp knife, glue and a healthy degree of patience. The small dog came as just nine easy to assemble paper panels, with the larger versions made by the studio taking 88 components to be able to stand.
Gerald was first launched at the 100% Design event in London, with Lazerian taking a stock of flat packed patterns to sell. He was a total sell out, with every Gerald going to a new home on the first day.
After attaining perfection in Gerald’s design, Richard and Liam set about making their own distinctive versions of the dog, having fun with Gerald as a blank canvas. Between them, they produced the first customised Geralds, Dazzle and Pixel. Dazzle was ice cool with a monochromatic stripe and Pixel cute with a pastel colour pattern on each flat panel. The success of these individual dogs gave rise to the Gerald Project and the first dogs started being shipped to many of Hopkins’ favourite artists, designers and illustrators from early 2011. In 2013 they all came home, individually marked by some of the world’s finest image makers.