Crafty Paperation

Taking art back from the digital era to a nostalgic traditional age
Implications - While many artists are choosing to innovate by taking the digital path, others are falling back on more traditional mediums. For some it is an attempt to stand out, for others, it is fear of failing to excel with new tools, and for others still, reasoning lies in loyalty to a craft. For every artist against new technology, there are hundreds of consumers favoring traditional art.
SCORE: 4.9
Warm Top 6 Examples: 184,464 Total Clicks Feb 09 - Sep 09
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3-D Graffiti - Julien Vallee's 'Paper Spray' Brings Urban Art to Life
SCORE: 6.4
V. Hot 31,847 Clicks Pub: Sep 10, 09
3-D Graffiti
Julien Vallee's 'Paper Spray' Brings Urban Art to Life
Julien Vallée’s ‘Paper Spray’ seems to be a live-action version of paper beating rock. The eye-catching piece of art was created by the Berlin native out of nothing but paper. Julien Vallée transcends… [More]
Intricate Papercraft Lamps - 7GODS Light Installments Embrace Delicate Decor
SCORE: 5.2
Hot 33,662 Clicks Pub: Jun 18, 09
Intricate Papercraft Lamps
7GODS Light Installments Embrace Delicate Decor
These light installments from 7GODS are truly divine. From flower-like shapes to lamps that look like seashells, this collection of lights seems delicate and classy. Although most seem to be made out… [More]
Killer Papercrafts - Postleferguson's DIY Weapons, From Paper Grenades to Uzis
SCORE: 5.2
Warm 42,537 Clicks Pub: Sep 23, 09
Killer Papercrafts
Postleferguson's DIY Weapons, From Paper Grenades to Uzis
In a world rife with real weapons, we can thank design duo Postlerferguson for creating unharmful paper versions of deadly bombs and guns, DIY weapons that could only hurt you by giving you a nasty paper-cut.… [More]
Budget-Friendly DIY Toys - Free Papercraft Projects to Print and Assemble
SCORE: 3.3
Warm 19,380 Clicks Pub: Feb 22, 09
Budget-Friendly DIY Toys
Free Papercraft Projects to Print and Assemble
Marilyn Scott-Waters is a designer and illustrator. She’s put up a very fun site called The Toymaker. Here you will find a variety of folding paper toys to make yourself or for adults and children to make… [More]
Hand-Cut Typography Posters - Frenetic Papercraft Masterpieces by Peter Karras Put All Others to Sha
SCORE: 5.2
Warm 30,506 Clicks Pub: Feb 20, 09
Hand-Cut Typography Posters
Frenetic Papercraft Masterpieces by Peter Karras Put All Others to Sha
I'm a sucker for typography art, but these hand-cut posters by Peter Karras are officially my new favorites. Whereas the Etsy finds we usually feature are small cards or office paper-sized creations, Karras'… [More]
Papercraft Couture Editorials - L'Officiel July/August 2009 Rocks Origami Outfits
SCORE: 4
Warm 26,532 Clicks Pub: Jul 15, 09
Papercraft Couture Editorials
L'Officiel July/August 2009 Rocks Origami Outfits
The L’Officiel July/August 2009 issue is set to feature a cover shot and accompanying jewelry editorial that rocks my world. Alexandra Zaharova and Ilya Plotnikov of Doberman Studio in Moscow created a… [More]
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