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Mom makes best paper snowflakes ever

Mom makes best paper snowflakes ever

This mom made Darth Vader and Boba Fett-Clone Trooper paper snowflakes for her son. Note that the center is also the Galactic Empire’s logo. The geekier corners of the Internet proclaimed “BEST MOM EVER.” Get instructions on folding and cutting your own here. [Via]

Cardboard sneakers

Cardboard sneakers

Dutch designer Jurjen Semeijn combines sneaker freak and papercraft culture with his “Out of the Box” series where he builds popular kicks out of the same cardboard shoe box. Relatedly, also check out his concrete sneaker project. [Via]

Halloween 2009 costume round up

Halloween 2009 costume round up

As the post-Halloween haze lifts, lets take a moment to reflect back on some of the more imaginative, creative, and/or topical costumes from around the country that reverberated around the Internet and blogosphere this week. My favorite this year fell on the surreal artsy side of things. Artist Eric Testroete built a “papercraft self-portrait,” which reminds me of those easter egg modes in video games that turns all the characters heads into “big heads.” More after the jump.

Paper cutout of NYC

Paper cutout of NYC

An impressive meticulously detailed large map measuring 6 feet x 8 feet of New York City cut out of paper by hand. It’s separated into four panels each representing the main boroughs (Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Queens), except for the Rodney Dangerfield of the boroughs: sorry, Staten Island. Along with a Paris version, this unique…

Ce n'est pas un livre

Ce n'est pas un livre

“World Series,” Brian Dettmer’s take on the encyclopedia

Of the artists profiled in Gestalten’s recent release Papercraft, Brian Dettmer steals the show. All the artists are doing interesting things with paper, but Dettmer is on another level altogether. More than an artist who works with paper, Dettmer is a book sculptor, or maybe book surgeon is more accurate. He’s so meticulous in his execution, it’s more like he’s performing a book autopsy than working as an artist in a studio.

Papercraft

Papercraft

“Pressed, Stained, Slashed, Folded” was the name of the MoMA exhibit this past March that focused on works made with paper as the main ingredient. As someone who loves not only works on paper, but works that showcase its abilities as a material, I was extremely disappointed. As the title indicates, it seems they could…

Notebook and ballpoint pen animation

Notebook and ballpoint pen animation

BBDO Mexico created this video concept of a world where all material objects are made from notebook paper sketched with a blue ballpoint pen. What paperless world? Very neat concept, but with all that paper flying around it doesn’t seem to be very green! SCRIBE MUNDO DE PAPEL from ladies on Vimeo.

The Journey of a Seed

The Journey of a Seed

An impressive animated short mixing cut-paper craft and 2D illustration depicting the journey of an apple seed after an apple is consumed. It really is a lot more interesting than it may sound. The Seed from Johnny Kelly on Vimeo. And watch the “Making Of” video: Making of ‘The Seed’ from Johnny Kelly on Vimeo.…