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Ch'arts - Paper Craft

Growing up without computers is something that might sound crazy in this day in age when we can have smartphones more powerful than the best PC of the late 90s early 2000s. The best thing about not having access to this technology is that it gave me the opportunity to learn about paper and to appreciate the craft behind using it. This love still lingers until this day and every time I spot a project that showcases something on this matter I have to post about it here on Abduzeedo. Introducing project CH'ARTS by Adrià Molins. This project blends a simple style, heavily inspired by the Swiss Style, with the beautiful texture and depth that paper can give to any project. The natural shadows produced brings back a nostalgic analog feel. So much so, I wish I could have a poster like that to hang on my wall. For more information about Adrià, check out her portfolio at http://adriamolins.tumblr.com/ - and now enjoy this beautiful project. Description by the author The natural shadows produced brings back a nostalgic analog feelHow many hours invests Europe in arts education? / How art education has changed in Spain along six educational laws? CH'ARTS, is a final degree project, in collaboration with Fab Café Barcelona that aims to answer these questions using graphic design and data visualization as an effective communication tool for social improvement. Special Thanks to: Fab Café Barcelona - Collaboration Anna Vilchez - Photography Eduardo Manso and Adrià Gomez - Typography Oscar Medina, Sergi Delgado and Pedro Baños - Support and all my friends and family

Create your Future - Paper Craft

Create your Future - Paper Craft

We have posted about paper illustrations so many times, however it seems that there's always a new project that blows our minds and makes us feel obligated to share here on ABDZ. That's the case of the project by John Ed De Vera titled Create your Future. It's that good. What makes this project special is the depth that John was able to create by using layers of paper and folding techniques. The result is a real 3D effect with beautiful shadows and a lot of dimensionality. John Ed De Vera is a multidisciplinary designer, with a penchant for lettering, paper-cutting, and experimenting with different and new media. His philosophy of creativity has so far led to finding new ways to push and innovate his craft, unafraid of learning new things and twisting them in his very own creative way. For special projects and collaborations check out http://johned.co/

Cali Lifestyle Paper Craft

Cali Lifestyle Paper Craft

Paper crafted artwork is probably my favorite style. I believe the reason is simply because I would never be able to create something nice with this technique, at least not as nice, or I'd say amazing as the work that my fellow Brazilian Arthur Régis put together titled Cali Lifestyle. What really fascinates me is the depth that the composition gets by the order of the layers which seem to come alive at first glance. For this creative project the idea is a paper-craft piece using colored paper, foam paper and glue. The choice of material and the way it was used refers to the several layers this state has and all of it’s amazing colors, that are very important in the project because it also express the diversity and the weather of California. The vivid and warm colors correlate with the sun and the heat of the West Coast and contrasts with the cold colors of the ocean and sky, creating a divisional line that divides the viewer’s focus in two contrasting areas. The “Lifestyle” typography was a reference to the license plate of the state, but in this 33x21 inches project, the focus is the word “California”, an exclusive lettering that mix the artistic part with the conceptual part of it (Lettering + California Lifestyle) and becomes a singular design that express my vision of what could be the California lifestyle and culture. For more information check out http://www.arthurregis.com/

Unbelievable Paper Sculpture Birds by Diana Herrera

Unbelievable Paper Sculpture Birds by Diana Herrera

Most definitely paper has got to be one of the trickiest materials to work with, even more when you're going full sculptor and you start coming up with some mind-blowing bird sculptures, like Colombian artist Diana Herrera. She sure is crazy talented! You can tell that simply by taking a nice look on these unbelievable paper sculptures. The details on these are fantastic and she definitely has mastered her art. For more of her work, please don't forget to visit her personal portfolio or Flickr photostream. I hope you enjoy these as much as I did! Cheers. ;) Hairy wodpecker Northern Mockingbird Eastern Bluebird Cardinal American Robin Eastern Meadowlark Turaco Blue Little Blue Heron American Goldfinch

SEGRA Cut-out paper Design

SEGRA Cut-out paper Design

With the flat style taking over there's a tendency for designs and illustrations to take on the same look and feel. I am not saying it's bad, it's the path of evolution for our industry. Corpo Design, a studio from Guadalajara, Mexico used this concept and explored craft paper overlay to create subtle textures and depth that makes the work stand out. SEGRA is one of the biggest plotter and big format equipment suppliers in Latin America. Since working on their re-branding we've been approaching new ways of representing their ideas and values without using the same resources other printing related companies usually turn to, like stock photographs. Inspired by the look of cut-out paper we created this series of illustrations. All sets of elements relate metaphorically to each one of the chapters in this brochure. Enjoy!relate metaphorically to each one of the chapters in this brochure. Via Behance

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

My dear deer - Paper craft

My dear deer - Paper craft

We are constantly featuring paper craft work from people from all over the world and today we want to share with you a incredible project created by Natalya Bublik, Svetlý storý, Alena Nikiforova and Pavel Pogudin. The project is titled "My dear deer" and as you can see by the title, it's a deer made of paper. The result is quite amazing. Besides that one of the coolest thing is that they are selling the manual teaching how to make it, check it out. We have created this wonder work as a gift to the best teacher in the world, who specializes in design for the northern environment. First I made ​​a 3D model, and then transform it into a developed view. I printed it out on paper. It was not so easy to cut and glue the deer. The manual on gluing and the unfolded 2d pattern are now available for download paypal - https://sellfy.com/p/gMrJ/ - http://sbx.sk/Ak9A​​visa, master card - http://selz.co/1k6CiMy​

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/

Paper Craft Design by Noelia Lozano

Paper Craft Design by Noelia Lozano

It's always inspiring and motivating to see people following their dreams and doing what they love. Noelia Lozano is an example. She studied journalism where she learned the basics of communication, then she worked with telecommunication and got a degree in telecommunications and computer systems. However her true passion was graphic design, especially tactile and tangible design, as she says: "the most plastique way of graphic design." ...the truth.... it was a job that I liked but I did not enjoyed at all... It was when I decided to turn my life leaving work and going to a world that I had always been attracted by, it was the graphic design world. I love everything related to the applied arts and had the feeling to start a new path in which I could develop my own projects... We selected some examples of the beautiful and creative work of Noelia, make sure to visit her website for more images and information. You can also follow her on Twitter at https://twitter.com/Noe_design ESTE POSTER...¡SE SALE! My composition was about playing with the meaning of the words "¡Se sale!", in spanish that setence means that something is really great and cool and on the other hand it means that something is coming out. Noe (Diseño gráfico) YOROKOBU Beste Bat Composition performed on colored paper carfts for advertising campaign spring / summer 2012 clothing collection for Beste Bat clothing brand, a youthful, fresh and at the same time involved with art in general and music in particular. VisualGrafik ARTEUPARTE Composition made for the competition of the fall cover of a local magazine in my city about art and culture in our area, San Sebastián. The entire composition was made using colored crafts of paper.