paper art

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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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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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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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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British Artist Su Blackwell Makes Magical Paper Art From Old Books

British Artist Su Blackwell Makes Magical Paper Art From Old Books

Born in Sheffield, England, Blackwell grew up spending a lot of time on her own and playing in the woods. A textiles graduate from the prestigious Royal College of Art in London, Su now works from her

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Sacred Texts are Dissected and Transformed Into Spiritual Tapestries by Meg Hitchcock

Sacred Texts are Dissected and Transformed Into Spiritual Tapestries by Meg Hitchcock

The Brooklyn-based artist used the Koran as her spiritual canvas last year, breaking down passages of the text by removing punctuation and spaces between words. She then set about recreating the New

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Artist Calvin Nicholls Creates Life-like Animals Sculptures from Paper

Artist Calvin Nicholls Creates Life-like Animals Sculptures from Paper

Calvin Nicholls has been creating his paper sculptures since 1986 and is now a master of the art. Working with just sheets of paper and a scalpel, he creates the most wonderful 3D pictures inspired by

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Michael Velliquette Transforms Paper into Colorful Textured Sculptures

Michael Velliquette Transforms Paper into Colorful Textured Sculptures

Unlike other artists who work with paper, Velliquette’s cuts and curves are more spontaneous, allowing the placement of each piece to dictate his next move. One would hardly guess the method to this

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6 Amazing Origami Designs!

6 Amazing Origami Designs!

Anja Markiewicz's Amazingly Tiny Origami German artist Anja Markiewicz makes tiny origami figures from pieces of paper that are less than an inch long. Using a toothpick, her skilled hands and a load

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Julie Dodd Sculpts Delicate Nature-Inspired Artwork From Layers of Recycled Paper

Julie Dodd Sculpts Delicate Nature-Inspired Artwork From Layers of Recycled Paper

These paper egg sculptures are particularly beautiful, created entirely from layers and layers of pages glued together until they form a wood-like consistency. Dodd then carves them into egg shapes to

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Artist Izumi Akinobu Captures Miniature Worlds in Tiny Glass Bottles

Artist Izumi Akinobu Captures Miniature Worlds in Tiny Glass Bottles

A super tiny turtle measuring only 0.1 inches swims near an uninhabited island with a palm tree.  Instead of taking your loved one to Paris, why don't you make it less obvious and propose with

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Takayuki Hori’s Beautiful X-Ray Origami Animals Shine Light on 8 Endangered Species

Takayuki Hori’s Beautiful X-Ray Origami Animals Shine Light on 8 Endangered Species

From solar cell origami lamps to cute nano-origami animals, we can't get enough of the Japanese art of folding paper. The newest origami creations to catch our eye are Takayuki Hori's beautiful folded

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Artist Anja Markiewicz Folds Amazingly Tiny Origami Out of Inch-Long Pieces of Paper

Artist Anja Markiewicz Folds Amazingly Tiny Origami Out of Inch-Long Pieces of Paper

Cranes, dragons, mice, snowflakes, flowers and all sorts of insects are recreated by paper in an extraordinary scale. Working from her Postdam studio near Berlin, Markiewicz folds her tiny paper

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