Drew Leshko’s Miniature Sculptures Are Utterly Mind-Boggling

Drew Leshko’s Miniature Sculptures Are Utterly Mind-Boggling

Paper sculptor Drew Leshko carves, cuts, and layers paper and wood, in an attempt to recreate the world around him. His intricate sculptures explore the architecture of his neighborhood – a sort of three-dimensional archive of buildings that are in transitional periods. As such, his work examines gentrification and history, how historical relevance is determined, and most importantly, what is worth preserving – a critique about how society is constantly (and most often thoughtlessly) disposing of its past. Continue reading »

Become A Poop Art Picasso Japan’s PooPaint Toilet Paper

Become A Poop Art Picasso Japan’s PooPaint Toilet Paper

Children in Japan already have a poop museum to learn about how cute poop can be, but now they have a potty training alternative with some artistic incentive in PooPaint–a toilet paper that encourages you to make art with your poop! Continue reading »

Artist Emmanuelle Moureaux Creates A Colorful Installation Made Of 140,000 Pieces Of Paper

Artist Emmanuelle Moureaux Creates A Colorful Installation Made Of 140,000 Pieces Of Paper

Tokyo-based French architect Emmanuelle Moureaux recently hung 140,000 pieces of paper from the ceiling to create rainbow passageways in celebration of a Japanese soft drink company’s centennial. Each piece of paper is cut in the form of a symbol from the Japanese writing system, hiragana. The colorful installation, titled “Universe of Words,” opened this summer during the Tanabata Festival and was inspired by the tradition of writing wishes on paper and hanging them from bamboo branches. Continue reading »

Korean Artist Meticulously Crafts Sculptures Of Everyday Meals And Household Objects Out Of Colorful Paper

Korean Artist Meticulously Crafts Sculptures Of Everyday Meals And Household Objects Out Of Colorful Paper

Korean paper artist Lee Ji-hee builds scale models of food, household furnishings, and brightly colored vehicles for her commercial clients. Continue reading »

These Papercraft Mosquitoes Look So Real You’ll Want To Swat Them

These Papercraft Mosquitoes Look So Real You’ll Want To Swat Them

Combining realism with attention to detail and remarkable technical abilities, artist Masanobu Azami, who goes by the name Scissorhands, also deserves honorable mention among his Japanese paper-crafting peers. Continue reading »

This Paper Artist Creates Realistic Life-Like Animals And Insects

This Paper Artist Creates Realistic Life-Like Animals And Insects

According to Tina Kraus: “About two years ago I have started to make paper sculptures with fine crepe paper. First I made plants, then insects and one gecko. Continue reading »

Ethereal Cut Paper Illustrations of Women In Water By Sonia Alins

Ethereal Cut Paper Illustrations of Women In Water By Sonia Alins

Somber illustrations – sometimes they’re slightly haunting – by artist Sonia Alins from a series she calls “Dones d’aigua” which translates to “Water Women.” Continue reading »

French Artist Duo Uses Colorful Paper To Bring Scenes From Famous Literary Works To Life

“Kristin Lavransdatter” written by Sigrid Undset
French Artist Duo Uses Colorful Paper To Bring Scenes From Famous Literary Works To Life

Zim & Zou are a French artist duo, who avoid computer design and create beautiful installations using materials like paper, wood, and thread. However, even though the artists’, whose real names are Lucie Thomas and Thibault Zimmermann, use many different materials to create their art, the one they prefer the most is paper – and you better believe they can do some magical things with it. Continue reading »

Artist Creates Quirky Illustrations Using An iPhone And Some Paper

Artist Creates Quirky Illustrations Using An iPhone And Some Paper

Anshuman Ghosh is a visual artist based in South Africa who creates quirky illustrations that revolve around his iPhone. Continue reading »

Paper Artist Creates Brilliant Origami Versions Of Pop Culture Characters

Paper Artist Creates Brilliant Origami Versions Of Pop Culture Characters

Paper artist Louise Cassidy of Foldiloxs creates absolutely brilliant origami recreations of pop culture characters from television and film. Continue reading »

26 Artists Were Challenged To Create The Whole Alphabet, One Unique Paper Letter Each

26 Artists Were Challenged To Create The Whole Alphabet, One Unique Paper Letter Each
Julianna Szabo (UK)

Over the past years, The Paper Artists Collective has gathered their talented members for sponsored collaborations.

The artists love working together using their talent, various techniques and lots of creativity! This time 26 artists created one unique paper letter each not even knowing which colors or letter they were to work with before the paper arrived by mail. The members loved the challenge and the results are amazing! Continue reading »

Artist Shows Off His Incredible Paper Work Skills By Recreating Famous Pop Culture Characters

Artist Shows Off His Incredible Paper Work Skills By Recreating Famous Pop Culture Characters

John Ed De Vera is a multidisciplinary designer who creates impressive imaginary worlds with simple tools like paper and scissors. His paper art mesmerizes people with its intricacy as well as its use of depth and shadow, created by stacking several layers of paper together. Continue reading »

Artist Saša Aleksandar Creates Fantastic Fashion Masks Entirely Made Of Paper

Artist Saša Aleksandar Creates Fantastic Fashion Masks Entirely Made Of Paper

Saša is not a designer, nor a cook, yet he loves to design and eat. He works across multiple disciplines including textile design, illustration and graphic design. He established Saša Design in Tokyo where he lived from 2004 to 2010 and this is where he started creating his wondrous paper masks. Continue reading »

Superb Paper Art Creations Of The Contemporary Artist Bianca Severijns

Superb Paper Art Creations Of The Contemporary Artist Bianca Severijns

Bianca Severijns creates her artworks through a conscientious exploration of paper. She perfected an original artistic style in her beloved paper medium that is constructed by esthetically weaving, merging and layering hand-torn pieces.

Severijns is a Dutch-Israeli self-taught contemporary paper artist that in 2012 established her “Peace of Paper” studio in the Tel Aviv area. Art for Severijns began as a study of the cycles of nature and progressed to social and humanistic themes. Her artworks maintain a pure and hand-made feel that tell stories which carry imperfections symbolic of life itself. Continue reading »

Miniature Paper Cut Scenes By David Allen Reeves

Miniature Paper Cut Scenes By David Allen Reeves

Here: “Ash!: Almost in time for Halloween.. Er, Thanksgiving? YES. Anyways, big news about this piece! It’s featured in Gallery 1988’s group show Crazy 4 Cult in December out in LA! I’m really excited, flattered, and honored to be a part of it.”

Rhode Island native photographer and artistDavid Allen Reeves has loved comic books, movies about cowboys, ninjas, zombie hunters since childhood. He even dreamed of becoming a filmmaker. But despite the fact that his life had turned out differently, indicating a completely different career, the young man was able to realize his childhood dream, having created his favorite paper characters. Continue reading »

Wonderfully Interpretive Paper Collages Depicting Popular Cats And Dogs Of Instagram

Wonderfully Interpretive Paper Collages Depicting Popular Cats And Dogs Of Instagram

Artist Lola Dupre has created a wonderful series of interpretive, hand paneled paper collages that depict popular cats and dogs of Instagram. Continue reading »

Dazzling Three-Dimensional Paper Sculptures Of Birds, Bees, and Crustaceans by Lisa Lloyd

Dazzling Three-Dimensional Paper Sculptures Of Birds, Bees, and Crustaceans by Lisa Lloyd

UK-based paper artist Lisa Lloyd builds dazzling birds, floral arrangements, and feasts from multi-colored layers of precisely cut paper. Her three-dimensional works are most often inspired by naturally occurring colors and patterns, which is apparent in the geometric shapes and layered textures found in her works’ feathers, scales, and wings. Continue reading »

Gloomy Portraits Of Dogs That Seem To Fade Into The Paper

Gloomy Portraits Of Dogs That Seem To Fade Into The Paper

Endre Penovác is world-wide renown for his paintings of black cats. What may be less known is his obvious love for dogs. He has 3 dogs so he is intimately acquainted with the nature of ’man’s best friends’. Continue reading »

This Paper Memo Pad Excavates Hidden Objects As It Gets Used

This Paper Memo Pad Excavates Hidden Objects As It Gets Used

Leave it to the stationery-loving Japanese to come up with a new way to enjoy writing notes. The Omoshiro Block (loosely translated as ‘fun block’) utilizes laser-cutting technology to create what is, at first, just a seemingly normal square cube of paper note cards. But as the note cards get used, an object begins to appear. And you’ll have to exhaust the entire deck of cards to fully excavate the hidden object. Continue reading »

Colorful Paper Quilled Florals Burst From Delicate Line Drawings

Colorful Paper Quilled Florals Burst From Delicate Line Drawings

Paper quilling has been around for hundreds of years, but it has recently gone through a renaissance as artists rediscover its creative possibilities. If you aren’t familiar with the technique, it involves coiling and shaping narrow paper strips into 3D designs. Continue reading »

Jamie Hannigan Makes Detailed Paper Sculptures Only Using The Pages Of A Book, Usually Depicting An Element Of The Story

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Jamie Hannigan Makes Detailed Paper Sculptures Only Using The Pages Of A Book, Usually Depicting An Element Of The Story

According to Jamie Hannigan: “Perhaps I’m just easily fascinated, but I often see magic and wonder in things that others might consider mundane. I’m a very imaginative person, and as a child I often created fictional narratives to go along with places or objects. Continue reading »

Japanese Artist Makes Incredibly Detailed Paper Watches That Look Like They Were 3d Printed

Japanese Artist Makes Incredibly Detailed Paper Watches That Look Like They Were 3d Printed

Paper, glue and lots of talent. This is the combination that the Japanese artist Manabu Kosaka uses to create his perfect replica watches. The work is meticulous and full of details. Continue reading »

Russian Paper Artist Reinterprets Baroque Wigs With A Modern Flair

Russian Paper Artist Reinterprets Baroque Wigs With A Modern Flair

Following a similar aesthetic style to the ornamental wigs of the baroque and rococo periods, paper artist Asya Kozina (previously featured) creates ornate headdresses that pay homage to one of the most outrageous luxuries and stylized trends in history. Continue reading »

These Fragile Paper Cuts Reveal The Intricate, Swirling Forms Of Nature

These Fragile Paper Cuts Reveal The Intricate, Swirling Forms Of Nature

Paper is one of those things we don’t think about much: we use it, reuse it, and recycle it. We essentially take it for granted. Yet, it can be quite a delicate thing to work with, and quite a versatile medium for intricate art, as these incredible paper-cut art pieces by Japanese artist Kiri Ken (ie. “cutting sword”) show. Continue reading »

An Imagination That Looks Great On Paper: The Creative Mind Of Lily Seika Jones

An Imagination That Looks Great On Paper: The Creative Mind Of Lily Seika Jones

Lily Seika Jones was born in San Antonio, Texas in 1989. She was raised in Vancouver, Canada where she attended the University of British of Columbia and completed a bachelors degree in Visual Arts and English Literature, eventually attaining her teaching certification in Secondary Art Education and English. Lily currently resides in Seattle as a freelance illustrator and stationery designer for Rivulet Paper Shop – a paper goods company she began on Etsy in 2014. Continue reading »