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A Tribute to Paper – Cool Stuff


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Artist and industrial designer Lilian van Daal makes exquisite things from various materials. Her collection made cool stuff this time. Here, she pays tribute to paper by showing it in ‘delicate textures’ to remind us of how we give little value to paper when we use it, perhaps sometimes irrationally in our every day lives.

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Lilian says: ‘Delicate Textures’  she hopes, would make us think about the everyday use of products and materials. In this collection paper is immortalized in an exclusive porcelain object. It is a tribute to paper and its origin. It makes us aware of the self-evident use of paper, since it appears and disappears again and again in our daily lives.

Here are some of Lillian’s other fascinating creations. A 3D printed soft seat.

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Lilian van Daal (1988), graduated from Industrial Product Design HAN – Arnhem in 2010 and in January 2014 she graduated from the Postgraduate Course Industrial Design at the Royal College of Art – The Hague.

Besides her own work, she has worked for Studio Drift, Feiz Design and Bleijh Concept & Design. She started in 2010 with working as junior designer at StudioMOM, where she still works.

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Sculpted From Books – Cool Stuff


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This sculpture in a library in Prague was designed by Slovakian artist Matej Kren. There’s a mirror inside so the tunnel of books looks endless when you lean into it.

I have not posted any Cool Stuff for a while so I thought, as a treat, I found a collection of sculptures made from books to share with you.

There aren’t too many details available at the time of the search, but I have this link to the rest of the 13 book sculptures. Enjoy!

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Paper sculptor Su Blackwell makes delicate cut-outs that appear to be rising from the center of the book.
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This sculptor carves angular pathways into books, making convoluted three-dimensional figures worthy of M.C. Escher.

Click or search for Cool Stuff on this blog to see many other cool things.

 

 

 

Creating the Extraordinary – Cool Stuff


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Swarm (detail) 2005/7 6000 color copies of butterflies on transparency material Dimensions variable

Making ordinary things become extra-ordinary is what artist Kristi Malakoff lives for.

Malakoff is a Canadian visual artist who has returned to Canada after time spent living abroad, most recently in Moscow, Russia, where she participated in a 2-month residency at Proekt Fabrika in the spring of 2010, and previously in Berlin, Germany, Reykjavík, Iceland and London, England where she attended the Chelsea College of Art and Design.

I particularly like her “swarmed” series. Visit her website to see more of her work. In the work displayed here, she used 6000 pictures of butterflies to create a vast swarm of butterflies.

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Swarm 2005/7 6000 color copies of butterflies on transparency material Dimensions variable

 

Marrying Words With Images in Stephen Doyle’s Style


“I make these things as an escape from the world of problem-solving.” Stephen Doyle said. His paper sculptures are exquisite.

I make things from paper myself and I am obsessed with paper. I was fascinated when recently I found this article about Stephen Doyle’s work. I wanted to share it in Cool Stuff.

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Stephen Doyle’s vision unites words and images in unforgettable ways. The design firm of which he is a principal, Doyle Partners in New York, creates acclaimed identities and all means of conveying them (and he always gets the colors right). He’s also recognized for his visual contributions to the Op-Ed page of The New York Times. Here he talks about another artistic pursuit: creating astonishing paper sculptures. Read More on Impressions from the paper-obsessed

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The Trouble With Geniuses

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