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Scenes From Award-Winning Literature Crafted With Hand-Cut Paper by Zim & Zou

April 30, 2019

Kate Sierzputowski

Paper artists and collaborators Zim & Zou (previously) were invited to create miniature worlds inspired by previous Nobel Prize winners in Literature. The tolerance-themed traveling exhibition Sharing Worlds was organized by the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Foundation. The French duo built pieces based on Kristin Lavransdatter written by Sigrid Undset (published in 1920), and One Hundred Years of Solitude written by Gabriel Garci…

 

 



Craft Design

Colorful Paper Village Installations for Hermes by Zim & Zou

January 26, 2017

Christopher Jobson

Papercraft duo Zim & Zou (previously) are back at it with one of their most grandiose installations yet for Hermès in Dubai. Each piece is a miniature paper village populated with tiny characters, one centered around towers of fungi, the other based around blooming lotus flowers. Lucie Thomas and Thibault Zimmermann, the names behind Zim & Zou, specialize in designing and building installations out of tangible materials for advertising…

 

 



Art

Surreal Beasts Carrying the Weight of the World by Wang Ruilin

January 7, 2016

Christopher Jobson

DREAMS-Crocodile, 2013. Copper & paint, 120×46×120 cm. Photo by Zou Shengwu. Beijing-based artist Wang Ruilin (previously) is known for his gentle depictions of animals both real and fictional that appear to carry the heavy weight of mountains, oceans, and entire miniature worlds on their backs. The smooth and sinuous copper sculptures borrow from elements of Eastern classical painting merged with Ruilin’s personal experiences and inter…

 

 



Craft Design Illustration

Meticulously Handcrafted Paper Objects by Zim & Zou

April 18, 2015

Christopher Jobson

…ster paper crafting duo Lucie Thomas and Thibault Zimmermann of Zim & Zou (previously) continue to create some of the most eye-catching paper illustrations around. The two French designers focus mostly on handcrafted objects made from materials like paper, thread, wood, and leather for one-of-a-kind window displays, editorial illustrations, and posters. Some of their most recent projects include a lovely poster commissioned by the Bill &…

 

 



Craft Design Illustration

Cut Paper Illustrations from Zim & Zou

March 17, 2014

Christopher Jobson

…own edification. Collected here are a number of works from the last few years and you can explore much more over on their website and on Behance….

 

 



Design Food Photography

The Future of Food

January 10, 2012

Christopher Jobson

…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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