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DIY Printable Paper Typewriter Calendars

DIY Printable Paper Typewriter Calendars typewriters paper calendars

DIY Printable Paper Typewriter Calendars typewriters paper calendars

DIY Printable Paper Typewriter Calendars typewriters paper calendars

Back in the day I used to do a nice roundup of cool calendars, but didn’t have time this year. Luckily Design Milk, Cool Hunting, and Freshome have you covered if you’re still looking for a way to track 2014 on paper. Etsy also has a solid list of calendars that includes this awesome DIY Printable Paper Typewriter Calendar (alternate design) in the form of a miniature typewriter from the folks at Mumbai-based SkyGoodies. It’s a downloadable PDF that you print, cut and fold for just $5. Fun! (via Green Chair Press)

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360° Visual Stories Cut into Paper Books by Yusuke Oono

 360° Visual Stories Cut into Paper Books by Yusuke Oono silhouettes paper illustration books
360°Book Sweet Home

 360° Visual Stories Cut into Paper Books by Yusuke Oono silhouettes paper illustration books
360°Book Sweet Home

 360° Visual Stories Cut into Paper Books by Yusuke Oono silhouettes paper illustration books
360°Book Sweet Home

 360° Visual Stories Cut into Paper Books by Yusuke Oono silhouettes paper illustration books
360°Book Sweet Home

 360° Visual Stories Cut into Paper Books by Yusuke Oono silhouettes paper illustration books
360°Book Jungle Book

 360° Visual Stories Cut into Paper Books by Yusuke Oono silhouettes paper illustration books
360°Book Jungle Book

 360° Visual Stories Cut into Paper Books by Yusuke Oono silhouettes paper illustration books
360°Book In a Cheese

 360° Visual Stories Cut into Paper Books by Yusuke Oono silhouettes paper illustration books
360°Book In a Cheese

 360° Visual Stories Cut into Paper Books by Yusuke Oono silhouettes paper illustration books
360°Book Christmas Version

 360° Visual Stories Cut into Paper Books by Yusuke Oono silhouettes paper illustration books
360°Book Christmas Version

 360° Visual Stories Cut into Paper Books by Yusuke Oono silhouettes paper illustration books
360°Book Christmas Version

 360° Visual Stories Cut into Paper Books by Yusuke Oono silhouettes paper illustration books

This fun set of paper books was created by Japanese graphic designer and architect Yusuke Oono who conceived the idea as a clever way to illustrate scenes from individual stories in three dimensions. The 40-panel books are laser cut from paper and assembled into a booklet that can be viewed page by page or fanned out as a sort of layered diorama of silhouettes. You can see dozens of additional views from each book right here. (via Enoqi)

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New Tessellated Origami Masks by Joel Cooper

New Tessellated Origami Masks by Joel Cooper paper origami masks

New Tessellated Origami Masks by Joel Cooper paper origami masks

New Tessellated Origami Masks by Joel Cooper paper origami masks

New Tessellated Origami Masks by Joel Cooper paper origami masks

New Tessellated Origami Masks by Joel Cooper paper origami masks

New Tessellated Origami Masks by Joel Cooper paper origami masks

New Tessellated Origami Masks by Joel Cooper paper origami masks

New Tessellated Origami Masks by Joel Cooper paper origami masks

New Tessellated Origami Masks by Joel Cooper paper origami masks

New Tessellated Origami Masks by Joel Cooper paper origami masks

New Tessellated Origami Masks by Joel Cooper paper origami masks

In forms that seem inspired by cast bronze or pewter sculptures, but with incredible geometric textures, these folded masks are made entirely from single sheets of paper by origami artist Joel Cooper (previously). As if making the shape of a face from paper wasn’t already difficult enough, Cooper uses a method of folding called tessellation where an elaborate grid is first folded into a hexagon-shaped piece of paper, a process he goes into great detail in this blog post. You can see (and purchase) more of his work over on Zibbit and Etsy.

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Trees Cut From Paper Shopping Bags by Yuken Teruya

Trees Cut From Paper Shopping Bags by Yuken Teruya sculpture paper

Trees Cut From Paper Shopping Bags by Yuken Teruya sculpture paper

Trees Cut From Paper Shopping Bags by Yuken Teruya sculpture paper

Trees Cut From Paper Shopping Bags by Yuken Teruya sculpture paper

Trees Cut From Paper Shopping Bags by Yuken Teruya sculpture paper

Trees Cut From Paper Shopping Bags by Yuken Teruya sculpture paper

Trees Cut From Paper Shopping Bags by Yuken Teruya sculpture paper

Trees Cut From Paper Shopping Bags by Yuken Teruya sculpture paper

Trees Cut From Paper Shopping Bags by Yuken Teruya sculpture paper

For his recent solo show earlier this year at Pippy Houldsworth, Japanese artist Yuken Teruya (previously) transformed the waste products of consumerism—luxury gift bags—into cut paper trees that rise like fragile silhouettes from inside each bag. Via Pippy Houldsworth:

Discussing how Teruya’s bags are made, Megan Ratner explains that he ‘begins with photographs of trees, which he transfers to his computer, superimposing this image on the logo-ed side of a shopping bag. Using the original shape as a guide, he deftly cuts a two-part silhouette – lower branches/trunk and leafy top – folding and twisting the two halves into the interior of the bag, rooting the trunk with a single drop of glue.’

The works are part of Teruya’s ongoing Notice – Forest series and seems like almost a miracle that each piece comes together as it does, somewhat similar to the cut paper works by Peter Callesen. You can see much more over on Pippy Houldsworth. (via My Amp Goes to 11)

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New Paper Hummingbirds by Cheong-ah Hwang

New Paper Hummingbirds by Cheong ah Hwang paper illustration birds

New Paper Hummingbirds by Cheong ah Hwang paper illustration birds

New Paper Hummingbirds by Cheong ah Hwang paper illustration birds

New Paper Hummingbirds by Cheong ah Hwang paper illustration birds

New Paper Hummingbirds by Cheong ah Hwang paper illustration birds

New Paper Hummingbirds by Cheong ah Hwang paper illustration birds
Hummingbird, 2010

Korean paper artist Cheong-ah Hwang who is currently based in Columbus, Ohio creates delicate paper sculptures that blur the line between 2D and 3D art using dimensional illusion. The paper is cut and layered to give the final object depth and form, but remains essentially a flat piece. You can see more of her new work including other paper illustrations over on Flickr.

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Origami Artist Sipho Mabona Will Attempt to Fold a Life-Sized Elephant from a Single Piece of Paper

Origami Artist Sipho Mabona Will Attempt to Fold a Life Sized Elephant from a Single Piece of Paper paper origami animals

Swiss origami master Sipho Mabona (previously) plans to fold a massive life-sized elephant from a specially produced 2,500 square foot (125 sqm) sheet of paper at the Art Museum in Beromünster, Switzerland. Titled White Elephant, the artist is currently raising funds for the endeavor through Indiegogo so he can fund the production of paper and hopefully film the project in a timelapse video similar to the animation above. Mabona is offering a number of rewards such as origami instructions and original folded pieces including his famous koi and swallows.

Origami Artist Sipho Mabona Will Attempt to Fold a Life Sized Elephant from a Single Piece of Paper paper origami animals

Origami Artist Sipho Mabona Will Attempt to Fold a Life Sized Elephant from a Single Piece of Paper paper origami animals

Origami Artist Sipho Mabona Will Attempt to Fold a Life Sized Elephant from a Single Piece of Paper paper origami animals

Origami Artist Sipho Mabona Will Attempt to Fold a Life Sized Elephant from a Single Piece of Paper paper origami animals

Learn more about White Elephant over on Indiegogo.

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Tissue Paper Stop Motion Animals for Nepia

Tissue Paper Stop Motion Animals for Nepia stop motion paper animation advertising

Created by Yuki Ariga for Japanese paper manufacturer Nepia this lovely animated short features a cavalcade of delicately folded tissue paper animals. If you’re interested, here’s the making of video. (via NOTCOT)

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