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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...
Richly Detailed, Hand-carved Woodblock Prints

Richly Detailed, Hand-carved Woodblock Prints

Pennsylvanian husband and wife team Paul Roden and Valerie Lueth are the master craftsmen behind Tugboat Printshop, which produces consistently gorgeous, richly detailed original woodblock prints. Each print is lavishly elaborate, with intricate shapes that add fantastic visual texture to the flat, illustrative medium– my eyes just jump from detail from detail with all the...
Unbelievable and Unorthodox Chinese Art Made From of Tens of Thousands Nails

Unbelievable and Unorthodox Chinese Art Made From of Tens of Thousands Nails

Taiwanese artist Chen Chun-Hao (陳浚豪) has mastered the delicate art of the nail gun: with a precise hand, he puts tens of thousands of nails into place to recreate famous Chinese watercolor landscape pieces. By generously using mosquito nails, which are small headless pins about a third the size of a toothpick, he can mimic...
"I Could Have Done This On My Mac": Clever Hand-stitched Typography

“I Could Have Done This On My Mac”: Clever Hand-stitched Typography

This project by graphic design student Briar Mark made me laugh– she created these amusing posters by cleverly stitching phrases such as “I Could Have Done This On My Mac” onto paper with thread by hand. She carefully typesets short sayings on her computer, then transfers them to paper by punching the borders of each...
Floating Paper Art: Lovely Installations by Zim and Zou

Floating Paper Art: Lovely Installations by Zim and Zou

French design duo Zim and Zou are pros at making wonderful paper pieces, but their work with suspended paper installations is an especial favorite of mine– on top of creating intricately cut and constructed work, they have also mastered using horizontal layers and vertical space by stringing up the papercraft. By suspending things in mid-air,...
Jar of Geometric Shapes: Perfect Papercraft from Present & Correct

Jar of Geometric Shapes: Perfect Papercraft from Present & Correct

Present & Correct is one of my favorite online shops– based in the UK, they are famous for their limited runs of vintage, graphic stationery, some of which is sourced from all over the world, and some of which are designed in-house. Mark, who is one half of the Present & Correct team, created these...
100 Life-Size Cardboard Monkeys and More: Enormous Cardboard Sculptures

100 Life-Size Cardboard Monkeys and More: Enormous Cardboard Sculptures

Brooklyn born artist James Grashow works with the simplest medium of corrugated cardboard to create enormous sculptures and installations that are incredibly playful. The sheer size of his work is staggering to begin with: a hundred life-size monkeys swoop down to play, Neptune rises majestically out of the sea surrounded by his coterie, and a...
Geometric Garland: Beautifully Folded Paper Decor

Geometric Garland: Beautifully Folded Paper Decor

Mini Eco is an UK mommy blog with a penchant for featuring colorful DIY tutorials, and one of the recent projects on there cleverly used platonic solids to make a decorative garland. The geometric shapes are lovely to look at in their symmetry, and she even includes the templates to each object so that you...
"Discovery Ignites The Passion To Create": 3D Type in Corrugated Cardboard

“Discovery Ignites The Passion To Create”: 3D Type in Corrugated Cardboard

Farah Tamachi’s senior thesis is a six-foot-tall wall installation filled with rich flourishes and generously luscious type– all crafted in the humble medium of corrugated cardboard. The 3D type protrudes crisply from the wall, bearing the words, “Discovery ignites the passion to create.” This elegant execution of 3D type in script is what sets it...
Unbelievably Tiny Foodscapes: Miniature Food Made of Clay at a 1:12 Scale

Unbelievably Tiny Foodscapes: Miniature Food Made of Clay at a 1:12 Scale

Shay Aaron is a miniaturist from Israel who can hold entire banquets on his thumb– using polymer clay and an astounding attention to detail and craftsmanship, he recreates different food objects on a 1:12 scale. Sushi rolls become smaller than the head of a pushpin, gingerbread houses can be balanced on one finger, and shish...
We Are All A Part Of The Same Thing: Amazing String Art Typography

We Are All A Part Of The Same Thing: Amazing String Art Typography

Designer Dominique Falla submitted this beautiful string art installation for the Positive Posters competition, creating the words “We Are All Part Of The Same Thing” out of the negative space between colorful strings wrapped around nails. The thread color moves gradually from hue to hue as you read the words, and gives the illusion of...
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...