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Craft Illustration

Vibrant Quilled Paper Illustrations and Sculptures by Yulia Brodskaya

September 8, 2014

Christopher Jobson

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Paper artist and graphic designer Yulia Brodskaya first began to experiment with various ways to illustrate using paper about six years ago. In the time since she’s become a master at quilling and other sculptural techniques involving paper, landing high-profile jobs working on paper projects for fashion designer Issey Miyake, Godiva chocolates, and even Paramount films.

In her own time, Brodskaya often returns to an exploration of aging and older people, inspired in part due to fear of her own mortality, but also in an attempt to portray aging people with dignity by rendering them in brilliant color, or by showcasing their interests. There’s also an added bonus: quilled paper is an excellent medium for creating wrinkles.

You can see much more over on her website, and Brodskaya’s work appears in the new book Paper Cut: An Exploration Into the Contemporary World of Papercraft Art and Illustration.

 

 



Craft Illustration

Cut Paper Sculptures and Illustrations by Elsa Mora

August 28, 2014

Christopher Jobson

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Artist Elsa Mora recently updated her portfolio with a number of beautiful paper sculptures created for both private clients and exhibition. All of Mora’s pieces are created with little more than acid-free paper and glue which is carefully cut, layered, and assembled to create 2D and 3D images. Several of the pieces are currently at the Racine Art Museum in Wisconsin for a show titled Once Upon A Time: Fairy Tales, Fantasy, and Contemporary Art that runs through August 31. You can see more on her website. (via Brown Paper Bag)

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Craft Illustration

Tiny Embroidered Animals by Chloe Giordano

August 11, 2014

Christopher Jobson

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Based in Oxford, England, illustrator Chloe Giordano creates delicate depictions of miniature animals rendered with freehand embroidery. The final works of a sleeping fawn or mouse are scarcely larger than the size of a thimble, yet can take long periods of time to complete as she mixes myriad thread colors to achieve perfection for each piece. Giordano also creates various 3D sculptures which you can see more of over on her Tumblr, and says that she is currently available for projects and commissions.

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Craft

Mesmerizing Studio Visits with Five South Korean Master Ceramicists

July 24, 2014

Christopher Jobson

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Icheon Ceramics Village in Gyeonggi Province, South Korea, is home to over 300 ceramics studios where artists use traditional techniques to produce a wide range of functional pottery and artwork. Nearly 40 of the studios still use wood-fired kilns. This video filmed by the American Museum of Ceramic Art shows five ceramic masters from Icheon at work in their studios. The process of creating is almost more beautiful than the finished pieces. (via Huffington Post)

 

 



Art Craft

Stitched Leaves by Hillary Fayle

June 26, 2014

Christopher Jobson

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I’m really enjoying these stitched leaved by artist Hillary Fayle who is currently working on a MFA in Craft/Material studies at the Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. We’ve seen many different artists working with leaf cuttings (which Fayle does as well), but this aspect of suspended embroidery is pretty special. You can see more examples on her website, and custom pieces are available on request. Photos by Natalie Hofert Photography. (via Lustik)

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Animation Craft

Stop Motion Woolen Puppets Wrestle the Stuffing Out of Each Other

June 16, 2014

Christopher Jobson

I love everything about these portly characters beating the stuffing out of each other in this animated short from Emma De Swaef and Marc James Roels. Titled Fight!, the stop motion project was selected as the trailer for the National Animation Festival 2013 in Bruz, France. If you liked this also check out a preview for another short, Oh Willy. (via It’s Nice That)

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Craft Food Photography

Low in Calories, High in Wool: Knitted Comfort Food by Jessica Dance and David Sykes

April 24, 2014

Christopher Jobson

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Art director and model maker Jessica Dance redefines the meaning of “comfort food” with this new series of knitted lambswool recreations of common foods that from a distance could almost pass as the real thing. The project is a collaboration with food photographer David Sykes and is meant to encapsulate the feeling of British cafes and fast food restaurants with a woolly twist.