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Books & Stationery
Tasty Layers of Paper Ingredients In The Sandwich Book

Tasty Layers of Paper Ingredients In The Sandwich Book

Polish designer Pawel Piortrowski designed The Sandwich Book to depict the tasty layers of a typical sandwich in a compact paper form. By alternating photos of ingredients with actual paper recreations, the artist uses each page of the book to convey the various textures and tastes, enclosed in a bread book jacket, of course. I’m...
Gorgeous Quilled Paper Reproduction of Beck's "Song Reader" Book Cover

Gorgeous Quilled Paper Reproduction of Beck’s “Song Reader” Book Cover

This is one dedicated fan right here: Japanese artist Ham runs a one-person fan club for the artist Beck Hansen, who recently published through McSweeney’s a book of sheet music for people to play at home. The book, “Song Reader,” was designed by typographer Jessica Hische with elaborate swirls of white on the navy blue...
Astonishingly Delicate Sculptures Made of Pencil Lead

Astonishingly Delicate Sculptures Made of Pencil Lead

Peter Trevelyan‘s delicate sculptures all start with the sturdy base shape of the equilateral triangle, forming larger, elaborate geometric forms. They are also all completely made out of .5 mm pencil lead– that’s right, the spindly structures are constructed out of mechanical pencil lead, fused together at the ends to form solid shapes. The immensely...
Wingnut Pencil Sharpener: An Easier, Sleeker Spin

Wingnut Pencil Sharpener: An Easier, Sleeker Spin

I’m a bit in love with this simple wingnut pencil sharpener designed by Sasha Blagov– the familiar winged shape makes it easier than ever to maneuver the flimsy shavings. You may not think the typical pencil sharpener requires a redesign, but in this case the classic, simple look is a fantastic upgrade for the simple...
What's On Your Desk? Artfully Arranged Color Combinations of Office Supplies

What’s On Your Desk? Artfully Arranged Color Combinations of Office Supplies

Shooting still life is no easy matter, especially when taking photos of typically overlooked everyday objects like office supplies. Swedish design trio Kontor Kontur are masters at arranging, styling, and shooting their studio office goods in artful compositions– their Color Chart print, which is the combination of all their styled supplies in a single shot,...
Pristine Natural Landscapes, Sculpted From Books

Pristine Natural Landscapes, Sculpted From Books

Artist Guy Laramee is a master at creating zen-like landscapes of mountains, caves, and valleys– he does an amazing job sculpting these pristine works out of books. Each sculpture perfectly mimics the curves and drops of nature’s familiar silhouettes, and the miniature scale of these mountains confuses the viewer with its blend of majesty in...
Nessie Pins: Creative Loch Ness Thumbtacks

Nessie Pins: Creative Loch Ness Thumbtacks

These Nessie pins are killing me– they’re undeniably cute, and I want to own more than a couple packs! Designed by UK designer Duncan Shotton, each pack of thumbtacks inspired by the famed Scottish Loch Ness Monster comes with 6 heads, 12 body segments, and 6 tails. Even the packaging is really sweet– also, there...
The Call of Cthulhu (For Beginning Readers) and Other Seuss-Style Stories

The Call of Cthulhu (For Beginning Readers) and Other Seuss-Style Stories

Artist Richard John Ivankovic started a fascinating undertaking recently– he is adapting H. P. Lovecrafts famous book, the Call of Cthulhu, into a Seussian-style storybook “for beginning readers.” The sci-fi short story has captured the imaginations of many (read the Wikipedia article here to get a fuller picture of the aquatic horror) but this particular...
Pixelated Camera Collection, Now As Stickers

Pixelated Camera Collection, Now As Stickers

Designer Billy Brown has an entire website called The Camera Collection dedicated to nothing but pixelated cameras– everything from lomography to polaroids to disposable cameras are recreated in pixels, and best of all, they’re absolutely free to use, down to the original design file. PetaPixel then took Bill Brown up on his offer and transformed...
Papercraft Cover: Minimalist Paper Food Design

Papercraft Cover: Minimalist Paper Food Design

Artist and designer Sarah Illenberger created this beautiful cover for the Papercraft book, with the help of photographer Ragnar Schmuck– the perfectly crafted food is lined up quietly in the photo, with all sorts of kitchen goods replicated in nothing but paper. The precision of her craftsmanship makes the food instantly recognizable, but the nature...
Pie Chart Post-Its

Pie Chart Post-Its

These stickies are technically NOT Post-Its (they aren’t part of that company’s line), but its a concept that we’re all familiar with– small, uniform pieces of paper with adhesive backing. Present & Correct, however, have redesigned the typical square shape and bland yellow color into this set of Pie Chart Stickies, and I’m in love....
Easy-to-Open Envelopes Leave Trails of Smoke on Your Paper

Easy-to-Open Envelopes Leave Trails of Smoke on Your Paper

This set of three envelopes from D-Bros features a clever way of opening them– each brightly colored envelope has a small print of a plane, train, or car on the top left hand corner, with an “open” tab behind each icon. When you pull the open tab, the paper rips along the top of the...