I’m a sucker for process artwork involving paper, and one of the clear themes of this blog is Somebody Spent Half Their Life Cutting this Out of Paper. The images above are from a student project by Eliana Ferreira who is working on her master’s degree in communication design at ESAD in Portugal. Students were given the brief to create an alternative retail experience as part of a pop-up shop.
The Pop-up experience is an emerging phenomenon in cities around the world. From gallery-like shopping spaces with one-off exhibitions, to restaurants, nightclubs and mobile shopping units; there is an increase in temporary retail and event based manifestations around the world. These spaces tend to pop-up unannounced, often in interesting architectural locations. They offer exclusivity, innovation and an element of surprise that delight consumers.
For her shop Eliana created the Travel Wheel, a sort of Wheel Of Fortune based game where instead of winning cash and trips, she created the encapsulated essence of winning a trip by constructing tiny paper boxes containing scenes from cities around the world. I can’t even begin to imagine how long it took to create these dozens of tiny boxes, but they are incredibly awesome. To see more of the finished project you can check out her page over on Behance that has photos of all 9 completed boxes. Thanks Eliana for sharing your project with Colossal!
I am totally in awe of the detailed map collage work of Dallas, Texas artist Matthew Cusik.
Defacements are obsessively crafted amalgamations of word and image in the tradition of altered books and concrete poetry. The re-contextualization of image, word, and number creates a new storyline that is often in the spirit of a prankster student who has marked up a textbook with irreverent and provocative commentary.
His large-scale Bible work, Passages, is also something to behold. (via green chair press
The 2010 cavalcade of incredible stop motion films continues with a great new advert for the Moleskine Mini by Rogier Wieland based in the Netherlands.
For the new extra small planners/diaries series from Moleskine I made a stopmotion animation, focussing on the bright colors of the diaries and trying to add some surprises to them. The video was made using the original extra small planners. Only the 533 animated pages have been reproduced in Illustrator, printed out on Moleskine paper, cut out and glued inside the planners for each single frame to shoot.
Wonderful paper animal sculptures by Sydney-based artist Anna-Wili Highfield.
The paper sculptures are created from archival cotton paper, that is painted, then sewn together, to create the figure of an animal. The copper pipe is bent and manipulated to create sculptural forms reminiscent of line drawings.
I’ll go with what Margot from Pitch said: this is simultaneously stunning and mind-boggling. Hand-cut typography from artist Bianca Chang commissioned as a birthday present.
Incredible mixed-media sculptures by Japanese artist Katsumi Hayakawa. (via triangulation)
Mark Langan makes logos and artwork from corrugated cardboard. (via quips)
Painstakingly sliced sentences by Oakland artist Annie Vought. In some of her works the lines on the paper provide a natural structure for a single piece and in others individual words are glued to pins. How obsessive compulsively awesome. See also Jill Sylvia. (via the best part)