Crazy paper sculptures that stretch, collapse and twist like fluid

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By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Monday 28 July 2014

Beijing-based artist, designer and book editor Li Hong’s collapsible paper sculptures are shockingly good. He loves paper, collects it, and also experiments with forms to crazy, unpredictable effect. As he once explained to White Rabbit, ‘Paper — you can never predict what it will become in the end’. Looking at his works, we can’t quite […]

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These intricate paper sculptures by Rogan Brown are blowing our minds

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By Milo Sumner in New Art on Friday 11 July 2014

‘The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way. Some see Nature all ridicule and deformity…and some scarce see Nature at all. But to the eyes of a man of Imagination, Nature is Imagination itself.’ This quote by William Blake is cited on the portfolio of Rogan Brown, a talented artist who specialises in the painstaking and arduous discipline of sculpting from paper.

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Toilet paper comes out of this Polaroid bathroom ‘camera’

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By Low Lai Chow in Tech on Wednesday 8 January 2014

Just the thing to show how much love we have for amateurs on Instagram: a replica of a Polaroid camera that that actually serves up more utility than all these food shots that nobody cares about by dispensing toilet paper in the bathroom. Yep. Want.

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Charming paper cut-outs by Casey Ruble

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By Christopher Gideon in New Art on Wednesday 21 August 2013

Simple yet charming, these paper cut-outs by Casey Ruble seem to pare down images of ordinary, everyday life to their bare essentials. Managing to use only a handful of colours, she recreates scenes that are quite pleasing to the eye. Her work almost reminds me (and I mean this in the most respectful way) of […]

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Vintage dictionary art prints

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By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Monday 29 July 2013

Southern Californian Danielle Richey repurposes vintage dictionaries by tearing them out and using them as aged canvas for art prints. Must say though, the juxtapositions are delicious.

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Bob’s fast food restaurant wrapped their cheeseburgers in edible paper

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By Rebekah Rhoden in New Food and Packaging on Wednesday 17 July 2013

What’s better than a delicious burger? Paper wrapping that tastes just like the delicious burger it envelopes. Bob’s, a Brazilian fast food joint, conducted a case study where they wrapped all their burgers in edible wrapping. Customers loved the edible paper, and they claimed it tasted just like the burger. It’s a great idea for […]

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Steak wrapping paper

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By Low Lai Chow in New Products on Friday 12 July 2013

Gift wrap with a steak pattern to make you feel like you’ll want to quaff down some beef or anything wrapped in it? That’s exactly what Penn State University grads Sarah Fay and Justin Colt created. It’s pretty.

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Paper No.9: wear paper as cutting-edge fashion pieces

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By Annie Churdar in New Fashion on Thursday 27 June 2013

This is paper that you can actually wear as cutting-edge fashion pieces. Back in 2009, Paper No.9: Paper textile set about developing this unique material. There really is no other material like it. Used for everything from stationary to hand bags and clothing to wallets, the wide variety of colours and textures makes this leather-like material an extremely […]

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AlphabeNt celebrates the beauty of broken, glitched letters

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By Daniel Purvis in New Art on Tuesday 25 June 2013

Enthralled by the colourful, unpredictable and disjointed imperfections of glitch art, Drew Taylor and I created the AlphbabeNt project: we’d break the 26 characters of the Latin alphabet. Tempered with an unfettered belief in the power of print, we published the collection as a book to force the reader to stop and consider the new […]

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Molo design firm creates furniture from pleated paper

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By Rebekah Rhoden in New Design on Wednesday 19 June 2013

Vancouver-based design and production firm Molo creates functional furniture, lighting, and room dividers from pleated paper. Their products are ingeniously made using a unique honeycomb crease technique, which creates strong and durable designs. Molo’s work is even featured in MoMA’s permanent collection, and now they are focusing their efforts on creating temporary solutions for disaster […]

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Delicate paperscapes by Joris Kuipers

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By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Thursday 13 June 2013

Formally trained as a painter, Joris Kuipers dresses up blank spaces with layers of picture planes that tumble into and away from each other, like delicate, flighty mobile sculptures. Are they marvelous? Well, yes they are.

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Brian Castleforte’s Papertoy Monsters

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By Didu Losso in New Products on Thursday 7 March 2013

Brian Castleforte is a independent artist, creative director, motion graphics designer, and animator based in Los Angeles and the founder of NicePaperToys, the first papertoy social network. For anyone who hasn’t heard of papertoys, think of it as a mash-up of origami and designer toys, a viral Internet art movement that used to be limited to […]

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Replicas of homes built from spam credit card application mail

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By Annie Churdar in New Art on Friday 22 February 2013

Jeremiah Johnson had a crazy idea to get back at all the credit card companies that began flooding his mailbox with applications. He’d just finished college, had no money, and no inclination to sign up for a dozen credit cards. Originally, he planned to make a statement against it all by signing up for every […]

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Ogami notebooks are actually made from stone

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By Rebekah Rhoden in New Products on Thursday 14 February 2013

Milan-made Ogami notebooks are 100% tree-free notebooks. Made from a revolutionary process of creating smooth and durable paper from limestone and ecological resins, these notebooks will change the way we think about paper and the environment.

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3D paper sculptures by Maud Vantours

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By Rebekah Rhoden in New Art on Thursday 24 January 2013

Maud Vantours’s 3D paper sculptures are a great example of how complex a simple visual can be. Each piece is elegant and rhythmic, but the detail and precision behind the sculptures is just as impressive.

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