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Portraits Made of Shredded Poetry by Jamie Poole

Portraits Made of Shredded Poetry by Jamie Poole typography portraits paper collage

Portraits Made of Shredded Poetry by Jamie Poole typography portraits paper collage

Portraits Made of Shredded Poetry by Jamie Poole typography portraits paper collage

Portraits Made of Shredded Poetry by Jamie Poole typography portraits paper collage

Portraits Made of Shredded Poetry by Jamie Poole typography portraits paper collage

Portraits Made of Shredded Poetry by Jamie Poole typography portraits paper collage

Portraits Made of Shredded Poetry by Jamie Poole typography portraits paper collage

Portraits Made of Shredded Poetry by Jamie Poole typography portraits paper collage

While primarily working as a landscape painter and art teacher, UK artist Jamie Poole was struck with the idea of deconstructing printed poems into individual words and using the text to create large scale portraits. The final pieces are quite large measuring several feet tall, allowing for excruciating detail in both line and shadow, as well as creating an intriguing hybrid of portraiture, typography, and collage. You can see more images of Jamie’s work on his blog and in his Flickr stream. If you liked this, also check out the work of Evan Wondolowski and Lola Dupre. (via junk culture)

Revolution: The Lifecycle of Water Told in a Stop Motion Pop-Up Book

Revolution: The Lifecycle of Water Told in a Stop Motion Pop Up Book water stop motion pop ups paper books animation

This blog has seen it’s fair share of pop-up books, and animation using paper, but this might be the first where everything comes together in a single piece. Revolution is an animated short by photographer Chris Turner, paper engineer Helen Friel and animator Jess Deacon that explores the life cycle of a single drop of water through the pages of an elaborate pop-up book. The book contains nine scenes that were animated using 1,000 photographic stills shot over the course of a year. (via faith is torment)

The Bizarre, Flexible Paper Sculptures of Li Hongbo

The Bizarre, Flexible Paper Sculptures of Li Hongbo sculpture paper

The Bizarre, Flexible Paper Sculptures of Li Hongbo sculpture paper

The Bizarre, Flexible Paper Sculptures of Li Hongbo sculpture paper

The Bizarre, Flexible Paper Sculptures of Li Hongbo sculpture paper

The Bizarre, Flexible Paper Sculptures of Li Hongbo sculpture paper

The Bizarre, Flexible Paper Sculptures of Li Hongbo sculpture paper

What at first look like delicate works of carved porcelain are actually thousands of layers of soft white paper, carved into busts, skulls, and human forms by Beijing artist Li Hongbo. A book editor and designer, the artist became fascinated by traditional Chinese toys and festive decorations known as paper gourds made from glued layers of thin paper which can be stored flat but then opened to reveal a flower or other shape. He applied the same honeycomb-like paper structure to much larger human forms resulting in these highly flexible sculptures. Hongbo recently had a solo show at Dominik Mersch Gallery in Australia who made the videos above, and you can see much more of his work on their website.

New Quilled Paper Anatomy by Lisa Nilsson

New Quilled Paper Anatomy by Lisa Nilsson quilling paper anatomy

New Quilled Paper Anatomy by Lisa Nilsson quilling paper anatomy

New Quilled Paper Anatomy by Lisa Nilsson quilling paper anatomy

New Quilled Paper Anatomy by Lisa Nilsson quilling paper anatomy

New Quilled Paper Anatomy by Lisa Nilsson quilling paper anatomy

New Quilled Paper Anatomy by Lisa Nilsson quilling paper anatomy

New Quilled Paper Anatomy by Lisa Nilsson quilling paper anatomy

New Quilled Paper Anatomy by Lisa Nilsson quilling paper anatomy

New Quilled Paper Anatomy by Lisa Nilsson quilling paper anatomy

Paper artist Lisa Nilsson (previously) recently completed a number of new anatomical pieces using her profoundly incredible skill with quilling, a tedious process where paper is tightly wound into small rolls and then assembled into larger artworks. The natural formation of the paper coupled with Nilsson’s ability to identify the precise materials to mimic organic structures makes each artwork appear uncannily like actual cross-sections of humans and animals. The artist has a number of new works currently on display at the Boston Art Gallery as part of the exhibition Teaching the Body: Artistic Anatomy in the American Academy through March 31, 2013. Don’t miss it. Photography by John Polak.

Cloudy House: A Geodesic Paper Cloud Installation by Tomás Saraceno

Cloudy House: A Geodesic Paper Cloud Installation by Tomás Saraceno paper clouds

Cloudy House: A Geodesic Paper Cloud Installation by Tomás Saraceno paper clouds

Cloudy House: A Geodesic Paper Cloud Installation by Tomás Saraceno paper clouds

Cloudy House: A Geodesic Paper Cloud Installation by Tomás Saraceno paper clouds

Cloudy House: A Geodesic Paper Cloud Installation by Tomás Saraceno paper clouds

I just spotted this 2009 installation by Tomás Saraceno (previously) at Andersen’s Contemporary Berlin. The exhibition consisted of numerous suspended geometric clouds made from white matte paper along with video, photographic, and sculptural pieces. You can read a bit more about it here. If you liked this, don’t miss Daniel Arsham’s Pixel Clouds.

New Papercraft Stop-Motion Music Video for Shugo Tokumaru by Animation Masters Kijek / Adamski

New Papercraft Stop Motion Music Video for Shugo Tokumaru by Animation Masters Kijek / Adamski stop motion paper music animation

New Papercraft Stop Motion Music Video for Shugo Tokumaru by Animation Masters Kijek / Adamski stop motion paper music animation

New Papercraft Stop Motion Music Video for Shugo Tokumaru by Animation Masters Kijek / Adamski stop motion paper music animation

New Papercraft Stop Motion Music Video for Shugo Tokumaru by Animation Masters Kijek / Adamski stop motion paper music animation

Sit back, turn up the volume and set this video to full-screen. Behold the lastest stop motion music video from animation duo Katarzyna Kijek and Przemysław Adamski (previously here and here) for Japanese singer-songwriter Shugo Tokumaru. The video was launched just this morning courtesy of Pitchfork and features a brilliant, continuous parade of what must be thousands of cut paper and foam core silhouettes set to Tokumaru’s quirky track Katachi.

Stained Glass Windows Made from Laser Cut Paper by Eric Standley

Stained Glass Windows Made from Laser Cut Paper by Eric Standley  sculpture paper

Stained Glass Windows Made from Laser Cut Paper by Eric Standley  sculpture paper

Stained Glass Windows Made from Laser Cut Paper by Eric Standley  sculpture paper

Stained Glass Windows Made from Laser Cut Paper by Eric Standley  sculpture paper

Stained Glass Windows Made from Laser Cut Paper by Eric Standley  sculpture paper

Stained Glass Windows Made from Laser Cut Paper by Eric Standley  sculpture paper

Stained Glass Windows Made from Laser Cut Paper by Eric Standley  sculpture paper

Stained Glass Windows Made from Laser Cut Paper by Eric Standley  sculpture paper

Inspired by Gothic and Islamic architecture artist Eric Standley constructs intricate stained glass windows from numerous sheets of laser cut paper. His most recent work, Either Or Arch 5.1 (top), is made from over 100 sheets alone. See much more of his work in his artworks gallery. (via laughing squid)

Origami Meets Projection Mapping

Origami Meets Projection Mapping projection paper origami geometric

Origami Meets Projection Mapping projection paper origami geometric

Origami Meets Projection Mapping projection paper origami geometric

Bristol-based visual artist Joanie Lemercier has been experimenting with light projected onto 3D canvases. This lastest work created for a Birmingham gallery space was created using sheets of A4 paper folded into pyramids onto which he projected light resulting in an interesting organic effect. No video unfortunately, but you can learn more about his work here.

Update: For a similar project check out this geometric photobooth by Method.

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