Vera van Wolferen is a Dutch artist who creates worlds and stories from miniature maquettes that she builds with only grey recycled cardboard. She draws her inspiration from stories she told and imagined to herself during her childhood. A selection of her work and impressive structures are to discover in images in the gallery.
Since 1921, we remember English soldiers of the World War I with poppies. Artist Rebecca Louise Law designed two curtains of 8000 red paper poppies, sewn and installed in the Guildhall Library, in London. The curtains lead to the famous poem “In Flanders Field” by John McCrae, engraved on a plaque, which has inspired the use of poppies for remembrances.
The Studio Makgill, based in Brighton, has designed the promotional catalogue of the paper manufacturer G.F Smith Specials Applied, founded in 1885. Through the cutting and perforation on multiple layers, we can see the name of the company appearing in different styles and colors thanks to a qualitative printing using the technique of the embossment, namely in relief and in hollow.
Kudamemo is a series of notepads designers by the creative team Spoon & Tamago. The originality is in the fact that these little memos have the shape of pears and apples’ slices. The name of the product creates a pun with the Japanese word “Kudamono” which means “fruits”. Each fruit features 150 slices of papers.
Spanish designer Rocio Montoya creates very beautiful collages taking portraits of women and illustrations of flowers that she finds in vintage botanic books or fashion magazines. Through her complex compositions, she shows women as floral creatures and evasive figures searching for an identity. A poetical and inspiring work to discover in images.
Published by Stijn Vanderhaeghe and made by designer Tim Bisschop, the pop up book “Het Zilte Westen” is an ode to the flemish culture with drawings, photos, caricatures and poems of various writers and artists. The book begins with a paper sculpture created by Wim Opbrouck. You can order an edition here.
For Hermès Maison Shanghai, French artists Zim & Zou, that we’ve talked about here, have worked during 3 months on the creation of vitrines inspired by “cabinets de curiosités” that we can see in Natural History Museum. All in paper and leather, the installation “Museum of Supernatural History” gathers animals around two themes : “Air and water” and “Earth”.
She already has impressed us with her paper birds‘ sculptures and it seems like Colombian artist Diana Beltran Herrera isn’t done to surprise us. She has just completed the project “Bird Stamps from all around the world”, gathering stamps which show birds from Brazil, Colombia and Portugal, the whole in relief.
For the opening of a blog named “Veg of the Day”, illustrator and designer Polly Lindsay has already started to cook a first batch of paper vegetables : an avocado, a red onion and a red pepper. She gives a precise work where we can easily admire the different reliefs and layers of her artworks.