In his latest work One Piece at a Time, Brooklyn artist Jonathan Brand has constructed every single part of a 1969 Mustang coupe at 1:1 scale out of nothing but paper. Using digital drawings as a source, he printed the blueprints with a large-format inkjet printer. The components were then meticulously cut out and folded into a wide range of objects including spark plugs, nuts and bolts, a radiator, and even the individual tire treads. The final work will not be assembled into an entire vehicle, but rather displayed as loose miniature sculptures. You can see many more photos of the wheels and motor on his website, but for the full effect you’ll need to stop by Hosfelt Gallery in New York, September 20-October 29. (via ex-chamber)
Update: Thanks to David Joy who just sent me a link shot by his brother Chris and friend Zach Keeting of Gorky’s Granddaughter as they interview Jonathan about this project. Lots of fantastic close-up shots of more car components can be seen. Also how amazing is this video? Three guys, drinking beers, talking about 1969 Mustangs and papercraft. I don’t think life gets better than that.