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Papercraft: Design and Art with Paper

4.34 of 5 stars 4.34  ·  rating details  ·  50 ratings  ·  7 reviews
An unparalleled collection of groundbreaking creations crafted from paper as a material for innovative art and design.
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published October 1st 2009 by Gestalten Verlag (first published September 9th 2009)
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liberal sprinkles
this is adapted from a longer review at my blog liberal sprinkles

Paper comes to life in so many ways in this book. Art installations, portraits, animation characters, 3D posters, cutouts of figures, people, animals and objects big and small, Papercraft: Design and Art with Paper is full of fun examples of what can be crafted with paper.

There are numerous works I recognize, including some from Jen Stark and Ferris Staverman, whom I've blogged about. There a
Sep 14, 2011 Marta rated it 4 of 5 stars
Shelves: art
I think I love paper for the same reason I love potatoes. Deceptively simple and plain, both are incredibly versatile and can be transformed into the most amazing things. This primarily visual book has tons of examples of how artists and designers have used cut, folded, layered, etc. paper to create dynamic illustrations, sculptures and installations (and much more). My favourites are Bovey Lee (super fine paper cut), Brian Dettmer (sculptures cut out of old books), Helen Friel (illustrations) a ...more
Feb 22, 2011 Ethan rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: low poly 3d modelers, graphic designers
There is some remarkable work in this volume. Some of the papercraft is so detailed I thought it had to be laser-cut, but no, almost all of it is done by hand. By people with OCD, a lot of patience, or both.

Anyone into 3D modeling (or art toys) might want to take a look at this book... what they are doing with paper could be easily done with low-poly models/vinyl.

There is an accompanying CD with about 50 papercraft figure templates on PDFs.
Another book sold at Anthropologie. Some of the pieces in here defy belief. I love how paper can be used so sculpturally, with such a 3D effect. I especially like the little cut-paper scenes that are then photographed. OhioLINKed this one from OSU, and was not able to open the DVD (sent separately), but another reviewer says it has PDF templates of some patterns.
Louise Cochrane
As if my obsession with paper wasn't bad enough...I completely and utterly love this book.

It never ceases to amaze me at how creative people can be, and I especially love it when they create works of art with such a simple medium.
lovely collection of a wide variety of papercraft, ranging from small objects & toys to full installations. a very nice resource with great photographs.
ILL-ed. Wowza. Amazing. I need more time so that I can do things like this.
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