April 30, 2012

Artist Watch: Malin Koort

Malin Koort is an illustrator/designer living in Stockholm, Sweden.  Her art ranges from mini paper figures, collage, and ink drawings.  I'm totally in love with her paper people, each one has so much emotion and tells their own story.  And there seems to be a bit of humor in there as well.  Also her collage work is is beautiful.  Definitely explore more of Koort's work on her website!


April 26, 2012

What's Popped Up: Carol Barton's Newest Book!

Here at the studio we're always looking for new pop up books, and I have to say we're very excited for Carol Barton's newest book, The Pocket Paper Engineer, Volume 3: V-Folds (it comes out in May!)!  Ms. Barton has created many pop up books and instructional pop up books that I recommend to people who want to learn more about making pop ups.

This third volume deals with V-Folds and how to create and integrate them into your pop ups.  This book is filled with tutorials and has ten do-it-yourself projects that are inside the book!  You can check out more about this book and pre-order it on Ms. Barton's website.


April 23, 2012

Artist Watch: Joel Cooper

Joel Cooper's work is mind boggling.  He creates tessellations and intricately folded masks out of single sheets of paper!  It's really incredible!  Joel has also been kind enough to share some of his secrets on his website.  His pieces look like they're woven out of paper.  See for yourself!

~ Jess

April 19, 2012

Artist Watch: Leagas Delaney Group

The internet is filled with so many great images!  Check out these ads that the Leagas Delaney Group created for Plant for the Planet campaign.  The leaves appear to be hand cut, leaving incredibly detailed images behind.

The campaign is about planting trees to help lessen carbon dioxide and also planning for the future of the Earth.  You can find out more on their website.


April 16, 2012

What's Popped Up- Nomad Brush

I am always blown away with digital painting-- how realistic they can be!  Mimicking the way paint smudges or how a crayon is a little rugged.  I've now just discovered the Nomad Brush, which is a digital brush that works on iPads and iPhones (and possibly other tablets).  Check out the video below to get a sense of what I'm talking about!

Nomad Brush: A Portrait from Don Lee on Vimeo.


April 9, 2012

Artist Watch: Riusuke Fukahori

When I saw these goldfish I couldn't believe that they were made of paint and resin!  Artist Riusuke Fukahori meticulously paints between layers of resin to create three dimensional objects that appear to be floating in water.

Check out the video below to see him in action!

To see more of Fukahori's work check out his website!


April 4, 2012

Artist Watch: Lauren Clay

Thanks to a fellow paper engineer Shelby,  I have discovered Lauren Clay's amazing paper sculptures.  Clay has a background in painting and her sculptures have blossomed from them.  She mainly uses papier-mâché and painted cut paper for the sculptures.  Check out some of my personal favorites below and be sure to go to her website to see more!


April 3, 2012

Artist Watch: Suren Manvelyan

I stumbled across these amazing photos of animal eyes by Armenian artist Suren Manleyvan on the website Behance.net. The images are stunning both for their beauty and for their representation of what is "hidden in sight" all around us. You may never look at your pet's (or your own) eyes the same way again!

blue-yellow macaw parrot


blue crayfish

On the artist's website, I also found these photos of Armenian doors. I love the intricacy of the carvings and the shadow and light in the images.