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New Carved Book Landscapes by Guy Laramée

New Carved Book Landscapes by Guy Laramée sculpture paper books

New Carved Book Landscapes by Guy Laramée sculpture paper books

New Carved Book Landscapes by Guy Laramée sculpture paper books

New Carved Book Landscapes by Guy Laramée sculpture paper books

New Carved Book Landscapes by Guy Laramée sculpture paper books

New Carved Book Landscapes by Guy Laramée sculpture paper books

New Carved Book Landscapes by Guy Laramée sculpture paper books

New Carved Book Landscapes by Guy Laramée sculpture paper books

New Carved Book Landscapes by Guy Laramée sculpture paper books

New Carved Book Landscapes by Guy Laramée sculpture paper books

New Carved Book Landscapes by Guy Laramée sculpture paper books

Artist Guy Laramee (previously) has recently completed a number of new sculptural works where he transforms thick tomes into incredible topographical features including mountains, caves, volcanoes, and even water. Many of the works are part of a new project titled Guan Yin, a series of work dedicated to the forces that enable individuals to endure grief and pain, or in his words “the mysterious forces thanks to which we can traverse ordeals.” If you happen to be near Quebec, a number of Laramee’s works are currently on view at Expression gallery in Saint-Hyacinthe through August 12.

Update: You can also see a number of works by Laramée at Foster/White Gallery in Seattle.

Remarkably Detailed Paper-Craft Models by Papero

Remarkably Detailed Paper Craft Models by Papero toys paper

Remarkably Detailed Paper Craft Models by Papero toys paper

Remarkably Detailed Paper Craft Models by Papero toys paper

Remarkably Detailed Paper Craft Models by Papero toys paper

Remarkably Detailed Paper Craft Models by Papero toys paper

Remarkably Detailed Paper Craft Models by Papero toys paper

Remarkably Detailed Paper Craft Models by Papero toys paper

Remarkably Detailed Paper Craft Models by Papero toys paper

I remember spending hours with my dad as a kid, constructing lightweight airplanes and simple model rockets, and even those fun dinosaur skeletons you punch out of wood. But nothing we had then comes close to the beauty and complexity of these new paper models by Papero. Created by some of Korea’s top exhibition designers, Papero comes in a wide variety of vehicles that can be constructed piece by piece and painted by hand. Pick up a set now over at Elpha3. (via design milk)

Delightful Paper Pop-Ups by Jenny Chen

Delightful Paper Pop Ups by Jenny Chen pop ups paper illustration gifs animation

Delightful Paper Pop Ups by Jenny Chen pop ups paper illustration gifs animation

Delightful Paper Pop Ups by Jenny Chen pop ups paper illustration gifs animation

Delightful Paper Pop Ups by Jenny Chen pop ups paper illustration gifs animation

Delightful Paper Pop Ups by Jenny Chen pop ups paper illustration gifs animation

Portland-based designer and art director Mengyu Chen is currently working on a new comic book and has mocked up some experimental pop-ups of her own design. The ideas and execution are really quite spectacular and I can’t wait to see the finished product. (via tuh dah)

Rainbow Origami Street Art by Mademoiselle Maurice

Rainbow Origami Street Art by Mademoiselle Maurice street art Paris paper origami

Rainbow Origami Street Art by Mademoiselle Maurice street art Paris paper origami

Rainbow Origami Street Art by Mademoiselle Maurice street art Paris paper origami

Rainbow Origami Street Art by Mademoiselle Maurice street art Paris paper origami

Rainbow Origami Street Art by Mademoiselle Maurice street art Paris paper origami

Rainbow Origami Street Art by Mademoiselle Maurice street art Paris paper origami

Rainbow Origami Street Art by Mademoiselle Maurice street art Paris paper origami

Rainbow Origami Street Art by Mademoiselle Maurice street art Paris paper origami

Some fresh new street art out of Paris today by french artist Mademoiselle Maurice who creates stunning geometric figures on urban surfaces using rainbows of folded origami figures. If you like this, don’t miss these paper geodes by Paige Smith.

New Cut Paper Correspondence by Annie Vought

New Cut Paper Correspondence by Annie Vought paper

New Cut Paper Correspondence by Annie Vought paper

New Cut Paper Correspondence by Annie Vought paper

New Cut Paper Correspondence by Annie Vought paper

New Cut Paper Correspondence by Annie Vought paper

Oakland-based artist Annie Vought (previously here and here) has completed several new structural paper works created by carefully cutting handwritten text out of large sheets of paper. Of her work Vought says:

The handwriting and the lines support the structure of the cut paper, keeping it strong and sculptural, despite its apparent fragility. In these paper cutouts, I focus on the text, structure, and emotion of the letter in an elaborate investigation into the properties of writing and expression. Penmanship, word choice, and spelling all contribute to possible narratives about who that person is and what they are like. my recreating the letters is an extended concentration on peoples’ inner lives and the ways they express their thoughts through writing.

You can learn much more about these new works over on designboom and in her recent interview over on In the Make. Vought currently has work at a recently extended group show titled In Other Words at Intersection for the Arts in San Francisco.

Exquisite Papercraft Stop Motion Video for Ödland

Exquisite Papercraft Stop Motion Video for Ödland video art stop motion paper animation

Exquisite Papercraft Stop Motion Video for Ödland video art stop motion paper animation

Exquisite Papercraft Stop Motion Video for Ödland video art stop motion paper animation

Exquisite Papercraft Stop Motion Video for Ödland video art stop motion paper animation

Exquisite Papercraft Stop Motion Video for Ödland video art stop motion paper animation

Exquisite Papercraft Stop Motion Video for Ödland video art stop motion paper animation

Exquisite Papercraft Stop Motion Video for Ödland video art stop motion paper animation

I was absolutely floored watching this enchanting stop motion video directed by Vincent Pianina and Lorenzo Papace for a song called Østersøen that was also written, composed, and recorded by Papace for his band Ödland off the album Sankta Lucia. What strikes me most about the video is the transitions between scenes, as objects change scale or as the camera zooms in to reveal alternate dimensions embedded in the smallest of areas. You’ll watch it two or three times before you see everything. See many more making-of photos over on Le Petit Écho Malade. Can somebody please give this Papace guy lots of money so he can make a short film? I would pay lots of money to see it.

Reconfigured Sheet Music Collages

Reconfigured Sheet Music Collages paper collage

Reconfigured Sheet Music Collages paper collage

Reconfigured Sheet Music Collages paper collage

Reconfigured Sheet Music Collages paper collage

Reconfigured Sheet Music Collages paper collage

I just stumbled onto these beautiful collages by Princeton-based artist Erika Iris who deftly reconfigures sheet music to create portraits and other illustrations. The Beethoven and MLK pieces are especially wonderful, but don’t miss some of her other works with paper or her portraits made from cassette tape and old film.

Reconfigured Currency Collages by Chad Person

Reconfigured Currency Collages by Chad Person paper currency collage

Reconfigured Currency Collages by Chad Person paper currency collage

Reconfigured Currency Collages by Chad Person paper currency collage

Reconfigured Currency Collages by Chad Person paper currency collage

Reconfigured Currency Collages by Chad Person paper currency collage

Reconfigured Currency Collages by Chad Person paper currency collage

Reconfigured Currency Collages by Chad Person paper currency collage

Artist Chad Person, creator of the post-apocalyptic shelter experiment the Resource Exhaustion Crisis Evacuation Safety Shelter that managed to ruffle the feathers of the ATF when he built an improvised shotgun sculpture, has shifted focus to ongoing series of collages made from United States currency. Some of the earliest pieces are part of his TaxCut series, a tongue-in-cheek title stemming from his ability to write off the destroyed currency as part of his taxes. His most recent piece, the kraken shown above, will be on display as part of a group exhibition at Joshua Liner Gallery starting April 19.

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