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Cybele Young folds Japanese paper into intricate sculptures of everyday objects

Cybele Young folds Japanese paper into intricate sculptures of everyday objects

Artist Cybèle Young’s wondrous miniature world of intricate tableaus are made entirely from paper. The Canadian artist has perfected the meticulous practice of Japanese papercrafting, rendering

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Artist creates incredibly detailed life-size Ford Mustang entirely out of paper!

Artist creates incredibly detailed life-size Ford Mustang entirely out of paper!

We can't help but wonder if Brand used recycled paper to create this masterpiece -- we hope he did -- and we're concerned about the toxic nature of the inkjet ink that colors the piece but we're still in

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Ingrid Siliakus Creates Intricately Layered Architectural Models Using Just One Sheet of Paper

Ingrid Siliakus Creates Intricately Layered Architectural Models Using Just One Sheet of Paper

Move to Trash It was only after carefully studying the professor's work that Siliakus learned to design these precise constructions. The Amsterdam-based artist transfers the design skills of an

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Lala Abaddon weaves photos together to create intricately textured artworks

Lala Abaddon weaves photos together to create intricately textured artworks

Lala Abaddon’s optically intricate artworks may appear to be some sort of digital manipulation, but her pieces are actually made from painstakingly hand-woven paper. Starting out as large scale

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Bring the wild indoors with PaperTrophy’s cruelty-free paper animal trophies

Bring the wild indoors with PaperTrophy’s cruelty-free paper animal trophies

If you’re looking to spice up the blank white space in your house, look no further than Berlin-based PaperTrophy’s eye-catching paper craft sculptures. Made from vibrantly colored sheets of

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Nguyễn Hùng Cường Creates Strikingly Realistic Origami Animals

Nguyễn Hùng Cường Creates Strikingly Realistic Origami Animals

The origami master began folding at an early age, getting hooked at age five before developing a lifelong habit of making origami. At 10 he was already creating original origami designs, and then began

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Steve Wintercroft’s Gorgeous DIY Paper Masks are the Perfect Last-Minute Halloween Costume

Steve Wintercroft’s Gorgeous DIY Paper Masks are the Perfect Last-Minute Halloween Costume

These beautiful masks range from those created from simple white sheets of paper, to intricately colored ones that look like works of art. They are a perfect last-minute idea for those who still haven’t

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Artist Cheong-ah Hwang Transforms Recycled Paper into Intricate Works of Art

Artist Cheong-ah Hwang Transforms Recycled Paper into Intricate Works of Art

Hwang is a wife and mother, originally from Seoul, and now based in Columbus, Ohio. Her original works of art are very difficult to produce, and therefore expensive to purchase, but because she wanted

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Davy and Kristin McGuire’s Intricately Cut Paper Sets Come to Life with Animation

Davy and Kristin McGuire’s Intricately Cut Paper Sets Come to Life with Animation

Davy and Kristin’s paper art works hover between digital and tactile, creating a hybrid installation bridging two art making methods together. The intricate paper sets are cut carefully to reveal fine

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Claire Brewster Transforms Vintage Maps into Lacey Scenes of Birds and Flowers

Claire Brewster Transforms Vintage Maps into Lacey Scenes of Birds and Flowers

Brewster’s gorgeous paper pieces take inspiration from the drive of nature itself, creating a literal metaphor of nature’s power to take over the earth if given the chance. Plants, flowers, birds and

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Keiko Suzuki Creates Charming Collages with Pieces of Recycled Newspaper

Keiko Suzuki Creates Charming Collages with Pieces of Recycled Newspaper

Keiko Suzuki of Bless Hue carefully tears pieces of newspaper, such as advertisements and photos, and turns them into a whimsical works of art. To assemble each work, all she uses is water, starch glue,

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House of Cards Uses a Laser Cutter to Create Elaborate Works of Pop-Up Paper Art

House of Cards Uses a Laser Cutter to Create Elaborate Works of Pop-Up Paper Art

Tis the season to send creative festive greetings, so here are some quirky 3D pop-up cards to help make the holiday season an inventive one. Made by House of Cards, the laser-cut greetings cards are

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Joel Cooper Creates Stunning Origami Art From Simple Sheets of Paper

Joel Cooper Creates Stunning Origami Art From Simple Sheets of Paper

The paper used by Joel Cooper is hand-painted, stained or dyed and treated to ensure the resulting art is durable enough to display. Because he doesn't use any glue or cut the paper at all, Cooper's paper

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Build Your Own Origami City with Paper Punk’s New URBAN FOLD Box Set

Build Your Own Origami City with Paper Punk’s New URBAN FOLD Box Set

We've featured Paper Punk's awesome 3D paper building blocks in the past - and they just launched a new set on Kickstarter that lets you build your own origami city! URBAN FOLD contains over 700 pieces

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Sculptor George Sabra Transforms Discarded Cardboard into Figures for Environmental Change

Sculptor George Sabra Transforms Discarded Cardboard into Figures for Environmental Change

The great philosopher Macklemore said it best in his hit song “Thrift Store” that one man’s trash is another man’s come up. This statement rings particularly true for artist and sculptor George

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Myriam Dion’s Delicate Newsprint Artwork Comments on the Fragility of the Newspaper Industry

Myriam Dion’s Delicate Newsprint Artwork Comments on the Fragility of the Newspaper Industry

Here at Inhabitat we love when artists reuse materials, but even more so when they incorporate elements of the materials into their designs. When Dion cuts these meticulous patterns and textured shapes

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DreamPapercut Transforms Simple Sheets of Paper Into Amazing Works of Art

DreamPapercut Transforms Simple Sheets of Paper Into Amazing Works of Art

DreamPapercut creates amazing hand-cut silhouettes that take the form of butterflies, falcons, and flying balloons. Every piece is cut from a single sheet of paper and the negative spaces create a

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Li Hongbo Creates Amazing Flexible Sculptures from Stacks of Paper

Li Hongbo Creates Amazing Flexible Sculptures from Stacks of Paper

We've seen humble sheets of paper take many shapes as an artistic medium, but few artists are able to match the realistic sculptures that Beijing-based artist Li Hongbo makes from paper. At the "Pure

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Metropolitan Cityscapes: Incredibly Intricate City Maps Carved Into Sheets of Paper

Metropolitan Cityscapes: Incredibly Intricate City Maps Carved Into Sheets of Paper

Australian-German duo Chauntelle Trinh and Eckard Buscher have captured the urban identity of 16 cities from across America, Europe and Asia in an ethereal collection of urban maps intricately cut from

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Canadian Artist Kristi Malakoff Crafts Striking Lifesize Maypole Sculpture from Paper

Canadian Artist Kristi Malakoff Crafts Striking Lifesize Maypole Sculpture from Paper

Artist Kristi Malakoff is the creator of this brilliant paper installation depicting a scene of children dancing around a traditional Maypole. Constructed entirely from black paper and foam, the sculpture

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Michael Velliquette Transforms Cut Paper into Sculptural Human Forms

Michael Velliquette Transforms Cut Paper into Sculptural Human Forms

The Oresteia was written in the fifth century by Aeschylus and addresses imagery of brutality, sorrow and revenge. Using only paper, ink, graphite and acrylic, Velliquette has turned the gallery into a

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Donna Ruff Draws With Fire to Create Gorgeous Patterns on Cast-Off Book Pages

Donna Ruff Draws With Fire to Create Gorgeous Patterns on Cast-Off Book Pages

Ruff’s work pushes the boundary of traditional paper art. Rather than cutting, collaging or layering, the artist turns to fire. Simply calling her process “drawing with fire,” Ruff manipulates the

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Paper Dandy’s Horrorgami Papercuts Honor Cult Classic Horror Films

Paper Dandy’s Horrorgami Papercuts Honor Cult Classic Horror Films

Each of the eerie architectural sites epitomizes the horrific stories that transposed within. Hagan-Guirey carefully cut each of the iconic locations from one single sheet of A4 paper, turning a flat

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Skeletons and Saints Emerge from Single Pieces of Paper in Peter Callesen’s Artworks

Skeletons and Saints Emerge from Single Pieces of Paper in Peter Callesen’s Artworks

Through meticulous and carefully calculated cuts, Callesen removes just enough of the paper to create his three dimensional forms. Reminiscent to spatial problems on SAT tests, the artist must

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Graphic Artist Daniel Speight Turns Discarded Books into Screenprinted Cityscapes

Graphic Artist Daniel Speight Turns Discarded Books into Screenprinted Cityscapes

Iconic buildings like the Tower of London or the Gherkin might appear across a tall vertical stack of Daniel Speight's hardcovered books. Another collection features horizontal rows of books screen

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Annie Vought’s Lace-Like Paper Art Works Highlight the Intricacies of the Written Word

Annie Vought’s Lace-Like Paper Art Works Highlight the Intricacies of the Written Word

Vought’s pieces seem almost too delicate to hold up themselves. The artist cuts away each letter, line and curve of script, yet words hold together, keeping the continuity and shape of the original

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Liliana Porter’s Wrinkle Environment is an Interactive, Recyclable Art Installation Made of Copy Paper

Liliana Porter’s Wrinkle Environment is an Interactive, Recyclable Art Installation Made of Copy Paper

Originally created in 1968, the piece is only made up of photocopied paper. Porter crunched and folded each piece and attached it to the wall in angular forms. Climbing up the wall the paper has its own

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Yuken Teruya Transforms a McDonald’s Bag into a Delicate Tree

Yuken Teruya Transforms a McDonald’s Bag into a Delicate Tree

Teruya’s additions to the group show transform McDonald’s bags from both London and New York. Each piece is aptly entitled “Notice-Forest: What Victory Tastes Like,” which is a direct reference to

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Lisa Rodden’s Stunning 3D Sculptures Spring Up From Simple Sheets of Paper

Lisa Rodden’s Stunning 3D Sculptures Spring Up From Simple Sheets of Paper

The Australian artist’s pieces range from geometric plays of color and shadow, to representational pieces like birds, feathers and fish. Rodden’s brightly colored underpaintings are carefully

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Computational Origami is Paper Art That Folds Itself!

Computational Origami is Paper Art That Folds Itself!

“Computational Origami” is technically a triptych of paper art which is now part of the permanent collection at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). In the three-part work, each piece is connected

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