Category Archives: Papercutting

Bringing The Life Cycle Of Water To Life – In Paper

This video shows the  the life cycle of a single drop of water through the pages of an elaborate pop-up book. It contains nine scenes that were animated using 1,000 photographic stills shot over the course of a year. Revolution is an animated short by photographer Chris Turner, paper engineer Helen Friel and animator Jess […]

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The San Francisco Center for the Book sfcb.org

Paper Sculptures To Inspire from Chinese Artist Li Hongbo

The incredibly beautiful and original fluid paper sculptures of Li Hongbo will inspire all lovers of paper. To create these pieces, which at first appear to be ceramic, Li Hongbo glues together thousands of sheets of paper to create large blocks which he carves into haunting forms which transform when the sheaves of paper are […]

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SFCB
The San Francisco Center for the Book sfcb.org

Paper Art by Judy Pfaff

Check out work by Judy Pfaff, an MacArthur Fellowship-receiving artist. Her gallerist describes her work as “rare combination of elegance and detritus.” -Rocket Judy Pfaff is most well-known for her installation and sculpture, but her paper work is brilliant too. In addition to cut paper, she also uses materials as variable as coffee filters, silk […]

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Naomi Bardoff
Naomi Bardoff
In 2010 Naomi Bardoff graduated from Bard College, where she majored in fine arts and studied watercolor, ink drawing, and book-making. She has also taken classes at the Chicago Center for Book and Paper Arts. Since moving to the San Francisco Bay Area, Naomi has been working on her illustration portfolio, working in offices, and volunteering and taking classes at the San Francisco Center for the Book. In addition to the SFCB blog, she blogs on her art blog, naomese - naomi bardoff's art blog; and pins to her Pinterest boards. Her own book work can be found on her website.

Beautiful Promotional Video for Pop-up book by Benjamin Lacombe

Il etait une fois – Benjamin Lacombe By BCWALL from B&C on Vimeo. I wanted to share this beautiful video of this beautiful book. I like how the pop-up book is both a fun use of paper engineering and beautifully rendered. I’m also interested, as ever, in how the video bridges the gap between electronic […]

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Naomi Bardoff
Naomi Bardoff
In 2010 Naomi Bardoff graduated from Bard College, where she majored in fine arts and studied watercolor, ink drawing, and book-making. She has also taken classes at the Chicago Center for Book and Paper Arts. Since moving to the San Francisco Bay Area, Naomi has been working on her illustration portfolio, working in offices, and volunteering and taking classes at the San Francisco Center for the Book. In addition to the SFCB blog, she blogs on her art blog, naomese - naomi bardoff's art blog; and pins to her Pinterest boards. Her own book work can be found on her website.

Naomi Sheik

Don’t worry y’all – I’m here to help with your holiday gift shopping. Feast your eyes on the lovely work of Naomi Sheik! Not only does this artist make beautiful illustrations, papercuts, and cards… she even has a Mister Darcy cross-stitch (outside the scope of this blog, however). I learned about her work via Pikaland, […]

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Naomi Bardoff
Naomi Bardoff
In 2010 Naomi Bardoff graduated from Bard College, where she majored in fine arts and studied watercolor, ink drawing, and book-making. She has also taken classes at the Chicago Center for Book and Paper Arts. Since moving to the San Francisco Bay Area, Naomi has been working on her illustration portfolio, working in offices, and volunteering and taking classes at the San Francisco Center for the Book. In addition to the SFCB blog, she blogs on her art blog, naomese - naomi bardoff's art blog; and pins to her Pinterest boards. Her own book work can be found on her website.

Simone Lourenco Papercut Art

For a foggy winter day – enjoy the exuberant, floral-inspired papercut work of New York artist Simone Lourenco. It’s like being in a jungle of paper. Definitely some pop-up structures in there if you know how to look for them. I discovered her work via BOOOOOOOM!.

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Naomi Bardoff
Naomi Bardoff
In 2010 Naomi Bardoff graduated from Bard College, where she majored in fine arts and studied watercolor, ink drawing, and book-making. She has also taken classes at the Chicago Center for Book and Paper Arts. Since moving to the San Francisco Bay Area, Naomi has been working on her illustration portfolio, working in offices, and volunteering and taking classes at the San Francisco Center for the Book. In addition to the SFCB blog, she blogs on her art blog, naomese - naomi bardoff's art blog; and pins to her Pinterest boards. Her own book work can be found on her website.

Open Print Studio: Where the Magic Happens

A quick dispatch from last Friday’s absolutely hoppin’ Open Print Studio: I was supervising this particular evening, but fellow OPS supervisor, and rockstar intern Meredith Hudson-Redfield was there, too, and she brought her senior projects class from CCA.  She used her OPS press time to give them an introduction to letterpress printing.  They learned how […]

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Annemarie Munn
Annemarie Munn
Annemarie's abiding love of the broadside brought her to printmaking, book arts, and to SFCB, where she has been volunteering for almost two years. She is currently studying for her MFA in Fiction at SFSU, where she also studies printmaking and book arts.

Pottermore Papercraft

So, are you tired of hearing about Harry Potter yet? What if I promise it’s not about the movie or the actors or the plot or gay Dumbledore but the amazing handmade stop-motion papercut book art on the Pottermore video? (Was that enough adjectives for you?) Pottermore itself is a much-hyped “online experience” thing; you […]

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Naomi Bardoff
Naomi Bardoff
In 2010 Naomi Bardoff graduated from Bard College, where she majored in fine arts and studied watercolor, ink drawing, and book-making. She has also taken classes at the Chicago Center for Book and Paper Arts. Since moving to the San Francisco Bay Area, Naomi has been working on her illustration portfolio, working in offices, and volunteering and taking classes at the San Francisco Center for the Book. In addition to the SFCB blog, she blogs on her art blog, naomese - naomi bardoff's art blog; and pins to her Pinterest boards. Her own book work can be found on her website.

Mia Liu

Breathtaking, meticulous paper art by artist Mia Liu. It’s exciting to see this sort of combination, when a time-consuming handicraft is used to make an expressive and abstract form. I love how the forms the sculptures take are informed by the drape and texture of the paper. Discovered via \\\.

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Naomi Bardoff
Naomi Bardoff
In 2010 Naomi Bardoff graduated from Bard College, where she majored in fine arts and studied watercolor, ink drawing, and book-making. She has also taken classes at the Chicago Center for Book and Paper Arts. Since moving to the San Francisco Bay Area, Naomi has been working on her illustration portfolio, working in offices, and volunteering and taking classes at the San Francisco Center for the Book. In addition to the SFCB blog, she blogs on her art blog, naomese - naomi bardoff's art blog; and pins to her Pinterest boards. Her own book work can be found on her website.

Olafur Eliasson’s Your House

  Have you seen Your House, a book concept by Olafur Eliasson? What a wonderful idea, kind of like a sculptural, minimalist tunnel book. Love how the thickness of the book and the way the pages end up splaying adds dimension and changes the image of the house. Design by Michael Heimann, Claudia Baulesch. Published […]

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Naomi Bardoff
Naomi Bardoff
In 2010 Naomi Bardoff graduated from Bard College, where she majored in fine arts and studied watercolor, ink drawing, and book-making. She has also taken classes at the Chicago Center for Book and Paper Arts. Since moving to the San Francisco Bay Area, Naomi has been working on her illustration portfolio, working in offices, and volunteering and taking classes at the San Francisco Center for the Book. In addition to the SFCB blog, she blogs on her art blog, naomese - naomi bardoff's art blog; and pins to her Pinterest boards. Her own book work can be found on her website.