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Fictional Landscapes

Fictional Landscapes sculpture paper miniature dioramas books

Fictional Landscapes sculpture paper miniature dioramas books

Fictional Landscapes sculpture paper miniature dioramas books

Fictional Landscapes sculpture paper miniature dioramas books

Fictional Landscapes sculpture paper miniature dioramas books

Fictional Landscapes sculpture paper miniature dioramas books

Colossal has seen its fair share of commendable book and paper work the last few weeks, but this was too good to pass up. UK-based artist Kyle Kirkpatrick constructs these wonderfully tiny dioramas using the topographies of carved books. Via the artist:

My practice is primarily concerned with the notion of the imagined landscape. I present man-made objects and natural materials simultaneously to form carefully and meticulously composed installation works. I capitalize on intrigue taking objects out of context reinventing their use, pushing the viewer to see beyond what I present before them, a glass could be interpreted as a lake or a metal bracket a cliff.

I don’t know about you but given the right disposable book (blasphemy!) I’d love to try making something like this. The first image and the vertical stack are photos by the artist, the rest are by Leo Reynolds and you can see even more work over on Saatchi Online. (via i want your lungs to stop working without me)

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The Future of Food

The Future of Food paper magazines geometric covers

The Future of Food paper magazines geometric covers

The Future of Food paper magazines geometric covers

The Future of Food paper magazines geometric covers

This neon colored mutant hamburger is a new project from French paper-craft extraordinaires Lucie Thomas and Thibault Zimmermann of Zim and Zou (previously) . The piece was made for the February cover of Icon Magazine, and you can see much more over on Behance.

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Intricate Laser-Cut Calendar and Alphabet by Nando Costa

Intricate Laser Cut Calendar and Alphabet by Nando Costa typography paper lasers calendars alphabet

Intricate Laser Cut Calendar and Alphabet by Nando Costa typography paper lasers calendars alphabet

Intricate Laser Cut Calendar and Alphabet by Nando Costa typography paper lasers calendars alphabet

Intricate Laser Cut Calendar and Alphabet by Nando Costa typography paper lasers calendars alphabet

Two exquisite laser-cut paper pieces by Brazilian born, Portland-based Nando Costa. The first is a laser-cut calendar that he designed in collaboration with his wife, Linn Olofsdotter that’s made from 140lb paper and takes nearly an hour to cut. The second is an alphabet poster that measures roughly 12″ square and features images of vegetation, insects, the sky and forests. Simply impeccable work and reasonably priced. Lots more fun stuff in his Etsy shop.

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The Art of Geometry

I’ve encountered a cavalcade of great geometric sculptures and installations this week, so as usual I’ve grouped them all together for your perusal. Thanks to the artists for providing information and images for this post.

The Art of Geometry sculpture paper maps installation geometric

The Art of Geometry sculpture paper maps installation geometric

The Art of Geometry sculpture paper maps installation geometric

FOLDS is a beautiful installation by David Mesguich and Valentin Van der Meulen that first appeared in 2009 at Maison des Arts de Malakoff, and again in 2010 at Art Paris 2010. The piece is made from numerous polypropylene shapes and creates a somewhat haunting anatomical amalgam of face and skull.

The Art of Geometry sculpture paper maps installation geometric

Some fantastic map folding by David Lu.

The Art of Geometry sculpture paper maps installation geometric

The Art of Geometry sculpture paper maps installation geometric

Titled Wandering Territory this new piece by Anna Garforth (previously) was created for the Pop Up exhibition at MOTI, and will eventually tour Europe. The piece also made an appearance on the front cover of Holland’s largest newspaper De Volkskrant. Anna, I would like to request on behalf of the entire internet that the rest of the animal kingdom be completed in this fashion.

The Art of Geometry sculpture paper maps installation geometric

Hey look it’s Anna Garforth again with her beautiful Kusudama light.

The Art of Geometry sculpture paper maps installation geometric

And lastly another beautifully folded kusudama using a world map by Jenny Brial (previously).

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Seed Faces

Seed Faces recycling plants paper organic home gardening faces

Seed Faces recycling plants paper organic home gardening faces

Seed Faces are little heads made from recycled paper pulp. You put the suckers in some dirt and in a few days heirloom sprouts grow out of their friggen’ faces. If you want, you can then eat them. The whole endeavor is a little quirky and weird but, purchased! Made by Kelsey Pike at the Sustainable Papercraft Studio, available in packs of 25 for $7 or 10 for $3. See also Comic Book Farming. (via the rhumboogie)

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New Quilled Paper Work from Yulia Brodskaya

New Quilled Paper Work from Yulia Brodskaya paper birds

New Quilled Paper Work from Yulia Brodskaya paper birds

New Quilled Paper Work from Yulia Brodskaya paper birds

I’ve been wanting to post the work of Yulia Brodskaya for almost a year and was thrilled to discover this new art piece entitled Loves Doves. Her work is unique in that it involves the placement of carefully cut, colored and bent strips of paper called quilling, giving her work a rich texture and depth. Julia was born in Moscow and now lives and works in the UK making quilled paper illustrations for some of the world’s top brands and publications. (via lustik)

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Christmas Card to Friends: An Origami Snow Globe

Christmas Card to Friends: An Origami Snow Globe video art paper origami holidays fantasy Christmas animation

Christmas Card to Friends: An Origami Snow Globe video art paper origami holidays fantasy Christmas animation

It’s so rare that I encounter motion graphic work that I find compelling these days, I don’t think that has anything to do with the industry, it’s just my personal taste. This clip is really special though. Created by Stephen Fitzgerald and Nathan De Ceasar and set to the music of Grant Harold, Christmas Card to Friends was inspired by the accomplished origami works of Robert Lang, Stephen Weiss, Yusuke Muroya, Petr Stuchly, and Beth Johnson. It’s fun to see all that paper goodness in motion, breaking the constraints of a tiny glass snow globe.

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