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It’s that time of year… Halloween-inspired art comes to the forefront, and is somehow appreciated just a little bit more, given the increased interest in all things ghosts, goblins, werewolves and the like. Say what you will, but there is no less artistic merit in thoughtfully conceived, masterfully executed art, no matter the subject matter. British paper artist Marc Hagan-Guirey, also known as Paper Dandy, is like a wizard with little more than an Xacto and a single sheet of paper (yes, no glue or adhesive of any kind). He’s well-versed in the art of “kirigami”, a variation of origami that includes cutting of the paper (from Japanese “kiru” = to cut, “kami” = paper). It is also called “Kirie”. From “Kiru”= to cut, “e”= picture. Hagan-Guirey’s latest project, cleverly titled Horrorgami, draws its inspiration from classic horror films. The recently released book (available here), derived from his well-received exhibition a few years back, features “20 gruesome scenes to cut and fold”. We love the intricate details Hagan-Guirey achieves, and the expression in his work. The photos throughout the book are also notable, lit in such a way that really brings each piece to life. More paper art posts here and here and here.

Happy Halloween!

Via paperdandy.co.uk

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Using toilet paper rolls in craft projects is pretty common in the elementary school set. But not so much in the art world. Paris-based sculptor/paper artist Junior Fritz Jacquet defies convention with these remarkably expressive masks. Each made from a single toilet paper roll masterfully manipulated by Jacquet, this set of 40 masks is really something to behold. Inspired by the traditional art of origami, Jacquet sculpts the cardboard by hand, then applies pigment and shellac. Just terrific.

Via juniorfritzjacquet.com and matthieugauchet.fr

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Folding paper in interesting ways is an ancients tradition, but also a favorite childhood pastime for many. Filippo Perin, paper artist of Phil Toys based in Conegliano, Italy, recently set out on a mission to collaborate with fellow artists and designers in creating paper sneakers for the Paperair Art Show. The results are fantastic, almost resembling those awesome baby sneakers modeled after adult versions, but with a cool, modern-art-meets-street-art twist. Perin basically developed a template and let the artists have at it. All who participated clearly had a great time… we love the variety of styles and influences. More paper art here and here and here.

Via Behance

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Vietnamese paper artist Nguyễn Hùng Cường does with folded paper what some artists do with, say, a paintbrush or pencil. His highly expressive form of origami is really remarkable. Featuring mostly animals, Cường’s body of work is like a masterclass in the art of paper folding. The level of detail he achieves is really quite exceptional. Check out some past origami posts (here and here).

Via Flickr

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Italian paper artist Andrea Russo produces some really unique and innovative origami. His work is not quite the traditional origami that comes to mind, but rather abstract forms of repeated geometric patterns of straight lines and sometimes even curves. His passion for this art form is clear, and his proficiency speaks for itself. We are truly mesmerized by his stunning body of work.

Via Flickr

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While this awesome series showcases California-based artist Marc Fichou’s superior folding skills, it digs deeper conceptually. In his own words, Fichou explains that “intention here is to create a piece where the image cannot be separated from its referent, thus creating a visual link between past and present.” Essentially, each origami is superimposed over the folded paper that was used to make it.

Via marcfichou.com

Vancouver studio Academy created this excellent interface for Jordan/Nike’s “Love of the Game” campaign. We love the origami typography paired with clean photography and layers of origami design throughout that give it some depth. Well done.

Via weareacademy.com

Japanese born artist Kumi Yamashita is a true master of manipulating light and shadow. Her stunning work utilizes a single light source to bring each piece to life. Yamashita was commissioned by American Express to create an origami wall installation of portraits of 22 employees. And, more recently, her shadow work Untitled (Child) was featured in a Smithsonian Museum exhibit in Washington D.C., and now travels nationally and internationally. Also be sure to check out her Constellation portraits.

Via kumiyamashita.com

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