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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.
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3-D Graffiti
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
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
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
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
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
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
Papercraft Castles
Papercraft Castles
Amazing Mini Architecture From Wataru Itou
This insane papercraft castle is by Wataru Itou, and the art piece is called 'Umi no Ue no Oshiro' (A Castle On the Ocean). It's currently being exhibited at Uminohotaru, which is near Tokyo. Take a… MORE
Novel Papercraft Wigs
Novel Papercraft Wigs
Barclay Douglas' Head Adornment is Perfect for Bookworms & Bibliophiles
Barclay Douglas' papercraft wig is perfect for bookworms, those who are balding or anyone who appreciates a good piece of tree-killing art. The wig is comprised of yellowed paper onto which the phrase… MORE
Immaculate Papercrafts
Immaculate Papercrafts
Ingrid Siliakus Builds Amazing Petite Paper Cities
I wonder how many paper cuts Ingrid Siliakus suffered for each of her awe-inspiring paper creations. I mean, just take a second to appreciate the incredible intricacy involved in each papercraft architectural… MORE
Papercraft-Inspired Jewelry
Papercraft-Inspired Jewelry
Emi Brooch and Hair Clip Oozes Delicate Femininity
I love this delicate Emi brooch and hair clip. It looks so fragile as to be made out of paper, an elegant detail that adds to the accessory’s femininity. The Emi brooch and hair clip can be found at… MORE
play_circle_filled Paper Craft Campaigns
Paper Craft Campaigns
Le Creative Sweatshop Makes You 'Think Outside the Parking Box'
Together with DesignBoom.com, Nissan is holding a ‘Think Outside the Parking Box’ competition and has commissioned Le Creative Sweatshop to campaign the advertising rat race. Known for their usage of paper… MORE
Old-School USB Speakers
Old-School USB Speakers
Retro Papercraft Speakers Are One Funky DIY Project
There is nothing better then USB speakers that look like speakers. What if they were a DIY project that would culminate in the creation of mini-stereo USB speakers? I know, the Retro Papercraft Speaker… MORE

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