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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
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.
One of my interns came across this skull work by English graphic designer Jitesh Patel, who has a studio in Shoreditch, London. I have a serious love for skulls and this work done entirely in paper is just incredible. He uses his blog to celebrate tote bag prints and the talented designers who create digital illustration and graphic design print.
Creating a gorgeous atmosphere of stress, strain, nervousness and anxiety, Candice Smith Corby’s works on paper make use of domestic scenes showing the weight of her surroundings. Her paintings portray a delicate balancing act using interior objects piled, stacked or precariously poised atop one another and herself. I love her use of color, shape and composition.
It’s beer-themed gift cards made from the leftover barley from a microbrewery. A gift to guzzlers everywhere, and even available to breweries with their own logo, these cards are by Twisted Limb, purveyor of many other awesome recycled paper products. Let the spirits flow!
Heather Noss, owner of Digby and Rose, pioneered a special type of embossing that creates a super-deep impression in paper, 50 percent deeper than traditional letterpress printing. Known as Letterpress Light, the method is exclusive to Digby and Rose and was recently featured in Washingtonian Magazine online.
Tête à Tête is a combination of film, photography and stop motion in the guise of three short storylines and a series of portraits around a contemporary topic. It’s all the work of SOETr (aka Axel de Wilde), a freelance designer from the Netherlands.
Sydney-based design studio Philter hand crafted this beautiful poster from an epic stream of paper. They were given the letter F as part of an alphabetised series of posters and chose to represent the word Flammable with a tagline of ‘so hot right now’ (a nod to the movie Zoolander).