I love paper projects and I love infographics so of course I was thrilled when I found the book project Dear Gretchen by US designer Gretchen Nash. The charts show loads of different info on (possibly) every letter she has ever recieved. I just love the outcome!
See more: http://www.gretchenetc.com
I love paper craft and I love typography so naturally I was over the moon when I came across Bianca Chang’s paper letters. I love how immaculately the paper is placed and it’s so obvious that this project is really done with love. Be sure to watch the video with the letter A to see how she does it.
See more: http://www.biancachang.com/
I have a weakness for things executed in totally foreign media. Like this paper guns by Postlerferguson. Somehow it doesn’t seam very threatning anymore when you standing with a gun that weighs close to nothing and which will break if you put pressure on it. They remind me a little of Danish artist Hanne G who knitted all kinds of horrible weapons.
WOW! If you have not yet seen this little number from the New Zealand Book Council then you are in for a treat. Colenso BBDO and Andersen M Studios made this beautiful video to promote books and reading. I think it’s such a clever yet very straight forward way of getting their point across. When you read a book the story really does come alive using you own imagination and I think this movie portrays that perfectly.
As you read this I am walking the streets of Tokyo but I thought I’d give you a week of paper features in response to traditional Japanese origami.
When I recently stumbled upon Russian photographer duo Ilya Plotnikov Alexandra Zaharova a.k.a. Doberman Studios I was so delighted. I love finding studios like this where creativity and experimentation is at max. Their play with paper and fashion is stunning. I’ll definitely be keeping my eyes on these guys.
See more: http://www.dobermanstudio.ru
I first noticed Swedish designer Daniel Carlsten when I came across his work for Stockholm restaurant De Ville’s brunch. I love the paper sculptures, I’m just such a sucker for executions done partially by hand, the tactile effect is priceless and I think it’s a good learning experience for every designer.
I also keep going back to look at his business card for cook and writer Lotta Lundgren. It’s such a great idea executed perfectly.
See more: http://www.danielcarlsten.com/
Today I want to share a book with you that no designer should be without. As they say: “Don’t judge a book by it’s cover” and that is certainly true with this one. The inside is much more interesting than the cover lets on! Author Daniel Mason goes through a variety of materials, processes and print techniques used in graphic design and it’s all accompanied by beautiful examples. A must have if you want your work to stand out and have that extra finnishing touch.
Buy it here.