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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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”.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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