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Paper Project by Tom McCarten

Paper Project by Tom McCarten

Paper illustrations and animations in the stop motion style have become very popular in the past couple of years. It's great to see the amazing projects but also it's even more amazing to see the huge amount of work behind them. Tom McCarten shared some details about that on a really cool post titled Paper Project and we will share her with you today. An exploration of colour and tactile design. ROLE: Direction/Art Direction/Design/Compositing/Cel &2D Animation Credits: Production Company: Mummu Producer: Karl Hammond Director/Creative Director: Tom McCarten Stopmotion Animation: Luke George Lead Papercrafter: Emma-Rose Dade Design: Tom McCarten Compositing: Tom McCarten Cel Animation: T. McCarten, S. Atkin, J. Turzynski Kids liveaction codirection: Tom McCarten Assist. Papercrafters: Tom McCarten, Lucy Evans, James Turzynski & Alessandro Nobile For more information check out http://www.tommccarten.com/

Inspiring Ideas for a Crafty Christmas

Inspiring Ideas for a Crafty Christmas

If you're like us and have been a little tardy in getting those holiday decorations up find inspiration in this crafty post for simple ideas to bring the spirit of the season into your home. Whether you're short on time or on space or perhaps both, there's an idea in here for all of us. An added bonus, if you're empty handed heading to that holiday party, craft one of these up and you've got yourself a homemade gift that will surely delight any recipient. So, wait not a second longer to whip up a glass of grandpa's egg nog and get to crafting!

Paper Folding Artworks

Paper Folding Artworks

Last June Google introduced Material Design, their new design language which is pretty cool. The inspiration behind the project was developed by implementing the use of real materials, including paper, and how they interact with light. I love the approach, not skeumorphic, but based in some recognizable behaviors like the way shadows are cast. To give you some references I collected a few images with paper fold artworks. Check them out.

Paper Illustrations by Eiko Ojala

Paper Illustrations by Eiko Ojala

Illustrations created with paper and collage has become really trendy and the reason is because it's really awesome. Playing with layers of paper and the depth created by the shadows make this artworks much more alive thank if it was just flat colors. Eiko Ojala has great examples in his portfolio that deserved to be featured here on Abduzeedo. Eiko Ojala is a illustrator and graphic designer. He lives in Tallinn, Estonia. He works mostly digitally and draws everything by hand. Within his work process Eiko likes to study the forms of shapes, and to work closely with light and shadow. He likes to keep his illustrations minimal and well-advised. Eiko combines consummate craftsmanship with a healthy sprinkling of wit. For more information visit http://www.ploom.tv/ Via Behance

Creative Paper Scultures Works by Zim & Zou

Creative Paper Sculptures Works by Zim & Zou

Zim and Zou is a studio based in Nancy, France that primary works in paper sculptures installation, graphic design and illustration. Behind Zim and Zou, we have a team composed of Lucie Thomas and Thibault Zimmermann and together they provided a rich and yet very creative quality of works. We are pretty sure that you will recognize the choice of colours within their installations. All Rights to Zim and Zou All Rights to Zim and Zou All Rights to Zim and Zou All Rights to Zim and Zou All Rights to Zim and Zou All Rights to Zim and Zou All Rights to Zim and Zou All Rights to Zim and Zou All Rights to Zim and Zou All Rights to Zim and Zou All Rights to Zim and Zou All Rights to Zim and Zou All Rights to Zim and Zou All Rights to Zim and Zou All Rights to Zim and Zou All Rights to Zim and Zou All Rights to Zim and Zou All Rights to Zim and Zou All Rights to Zim and Zou All Rights to Zim and Zou Links More info about Zim & Zou: http://www.zimandzou.fr Follow Zim & Zou on Behance: https://www.behance.net/zimandzou Via Behance

Atype - Craft Typography

Atype - Craft Typography

Continuing our focus on featuring craft projects we bring to you "Atype" - a beautiful project that mixes typography and paper craft. The project was done by Lobulo Design, a designer with more than 10 years experience in working for various graphic design and marketing studios in Barcelona. “Whatever you want to do, it's possible in paper”. Atype project was born to show the different ways to transform a simple flat letter in a 3D tactile model. I will teach how to make these 3D models on my next workshop called “Make it Bigger”. For more information visit http://lobulodesign.com/

Paper Craft Animations by Cris Wiegandt

Paper Craft Animations by Cris Wiegandt

We have been posting about paper craft artworks quite ofter here on Abduzeedo. Perhaps, these kind of work might bring us back childhood memories, who never created paper objects? The work that Cris Wiegandt does goes beyond that. The animations, the details and the cuteness on some of her work is simply awesome. Today we want to share some examples of that and also a little case study of the Nickelodeon Kindernet work she did. The Brazilian-born artist Cris Wiegandt who has lived in Hamburg and Barcelona and now lives in Berlin calls herself a craft queen. She creates worlds out of colored paper, in which a space shuttle arise, catamarans glide through the see or Lady Darth Vader fights against a platform shoe - and sometimes this crafts are in motion. Nickelodeon Kindernet - Case Study Kindernet is a Dutch television channel owned by MTV Networks, a subsidiary of Viacom International. Direction and Production: dyrdee Media GmbH & Co.KG - http://www.dyrdee.com Creative Director: Ole Keune, Ljubisa Djukic Art Direction: Jochen Weidner Stopmotion Artists: Cris Wiegandt, Robert Loebel Compositing: Johann Volkmer Producer: Sven Henrichs Technical Director: Mesut Can Internship: Alvaro Caminero Sound design: Sebastian Müller Flower & butterfly - paper craft IN LOVE WITH EVERY FRAME PITCH / Commerzbank Others For more information visit http://www.criswiegandt.net/

Handcut 3D Illustrations by Hopscotch Design

I've always had a soft spot for people who work three-dimensionally with paper. With that came my love for Chloe Fleury and practically everything she makes. Hopscotch is the design, illustration, animation studio she works under and boy, is their portfolio a treat. I am a french illustrator who fell in love with international travel on a trip to California when I was 10 years old. I now live in San Francisco. I like to transform flat sheets of paper into three-dimensional objects, and eventually bringing them to life through stop motion animation. I incorporate my paper skills into a range of animation, graphic design and window display work.

Amazing Paper Typography

I love it when two art forms collide and something beautiful emerges. Paper typography is one such type of art that has fascinated me since I was little. Maybe it's because I learned about origami in grade school, and now also have a love of typography. So when I see these two artistic methods that I love combined, it's mesmerizing. This collection is a roundup of some gorgeous paper typography. Some of these are simple letters while others are complete phrases built using paper techniques. A few were created simply for a creative outlet, while others have been featured on the cover designs for catalog printing pieces. On a more pragmatic note, I find studying these pieces useful to better understand 3D type. Notice how the shadows fall and the perspectives work to help your eye recognize that these are, in fact, not just computer generated images. The textures also play an important role, not to mention the different elements within each letter of different colours. Tara Hornor has a degree in English and has found her niche writing about marketing, advertising, branding, graphic design, and desktop publishing. She writes for printplace.com, an online printing services company that offers business cards, catalog printing, posters, brochure printing, postcard printing services, and more printed marketing media. In addition to her writing career, Tara also enjoys spending time with her husband and two children.

Paper Typography by Bianca Chang

I wonder If there's actually someone who can create great artworks without a fundamental ingredient: Patience. And, I'm not only talking about complex and detailed artworks, but also minimalistic concepts like these created by Bianca Chang, eye candy examples of tradicional Typography in a fresh new way. You can get to know more about Bianca and here artworks at her Website. Letter A 180 sheets of 80gsm paper, 18.5 x 24cmLetter V 180 sheets of 80gsm paper, 18.5 x 24cmLetter O 180 sheets of 80gsm paper, 12.5 x 12.5cmLetter T 180 sheets of 80gsm paper, 18.5 x 24cmTwin 135 sheets of 80gsm paper, 32.5 x 45.5cm

Amazing Paper-Artwork by Karen Bit Vejles

Karen Bit Vejles form of expression, psaligraphy, literally means the art of drawing or painting with scissors. Her magical cuttings in the travelling exhibition Scissors for a Brush, are rooted in a tradition that has known a long journey through history. But she has created a personal style and technique that are entirely her own. For more than 35 years she has been absorbed, fascinated, and deeply committed to this art form that developed from small, simple snowflakes to unusually large and highly complex image cuttings. She is one of very few in Europe who can cut at such an advanced technical and artistic level. There is a great degree of humour in Karen Bit Vejle’s world of imagery; humour and the ability to identify joy in small things. Just as often, though, she confronts deep seriousness and themes intended to invoke involvement and reflection. Her works are captivating surprise packages. By meeting Karen Bit Vejle’s images of air and paper we can find ourselves both surprised and inspired! For more infornation about Karen visit her Web site at http://papercutart.no/ Exhibitions Psaligraphy Psaligraphy - the art of papercutting - requires time. Both when it comes to creation and experience of the work of art. Contrary to almost everything else in the world today, psaligraphy is a slow art. It takes time to master, plan and perform it. “My heart and soul are at peace when I have the scissors in hand and the paper dances between the blades. If my scissors can manage to make you stop and wonder for just one instant, I will be happy” – Psaligraph Karen Bit Vejle (born 1958) Project - H.C. Andersen Misc

Paper Creations by Chloe Fleury

French designer/illustrator Chloe Fleury, now based in San Francisco, California, creates wonderful things with paper that instantly caught my attention. I especially love her San Francisco posters which represent her favorite neighborhoods and what they mean to her. Makes me want to go back to SF sometime soon. What I really enjoy is creating little worlds, fantastical worlds. Envisioning them, building them, and eventually bringing them to life through stop motion animation. I think it’s magical. Check out more from Chloe at her portfolio site and let me know what you think via twitter!

Astonishing Paper Illustration by Yulia Brodskaya

Yulia Brodskaya is an artist and illustrator born in 1983 in Moscow - Russia. She is very recognized for her astonishing, elegant and detailed paper illustrations. Currently based in the UK, where she went to continue her education in art at the University of Hertfordshire with a Master of Art in Graphics Communication degree in 2006. After getting her degree, Yulia continued to experiment and explore ways of bringing together all the things she likes most: typography, paper, and highly detailed hand-made craft objects. She has swiftly earned an international reputation for her innovative paper illustrations and continues to create beautifully detailed paper designs for clients all around the world. “Typography is my second love, after paper and I’m really happy that I’ve found a way of combining the two. Having said that, I don’t want to exclude non-typobased designs, I’d like to work on different projects.” Yulia for Computer Arts I bumped into Yulia's work during one of my explorations looking for inspiration and was impressed by her pieces. The colors, details, swirls and the movement of her artworks, everything matches perfectly catching our attention and enchanting those who love the combination of creativity, talent and unique ideas. Well, enough said is time for you to enjoy the images! And don't forget to visit her website for more. Hope you like it! Enjoy. =)

25+ Super Useful Paper Textures

After working a while on a project that I need some textures, I remembered how important it is to have good resourcers at hand. I went looking for some paper textures, and it took me some time, so I thought it would be a good idea to make a selection of the best I found. It's amazing, but some of the greatest textures sites I know don't have paper textures, so I ended up going to DeviantART as usual... and geez, I wonder if there's something I can't actually find there... what a great resource! So here are the texture I found, and I really hope you enjoy them. Don't forget to check out DeviantART for more (but really, these are the best in my opinion). Cheers! ;)

40 Cool Paper Toys Samples

Some call it paper craft, others, paper toys, but the fact is that this kind of art demands a talented, creative, very patient and I even would say 'detail freak' artist to achieve good results. Usually this kind of work is funny, intelligent, beautiful and unique. So here we will show a selection of paper toys for you to enjoy! Putting together paper, illustration, good ideas, great skills and humor you can get some pretty cool samples of paper toys... Hope you like them! :) Don't forget to click at the images to visit the artist's page. Urban Paper the Movie from Studio N8 on Vimeo.

Inspiration: Peter Callesen

After i wrote the article about Mark Khaisman i surfed around the internet and found a similiar artists. Peter Callesen is a master at working with paper. At most of his work i had to look several times to understand how it was done. Peter Callesen . com Peter Callesen . com