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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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!