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100 Extraordinary Examples of Paper Art

By Walter Apai | Design, Inspiration | May 26, 2009

Paper art can be traced back to Japan, where it originated over a thousand years ago.

From complex paper cutting to book carving, this is an ever expanding area of design that is hardly talked about.

These intricate paper designs grace museums and exauhibitions throughout the world and is becoming yet another exciting medium of expression for many designers.

Some of the artists featured here use simple materials, such as A4 printing papeel, while others resort to unexpected materials, such as actual books, as their prime materials.

In this article, we’ll take a look at 13 remarkable artists and showcase their truly amazing pieces of paper art.

 

Peter Callesen

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Jen Stark

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Simon Schubert

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Brian Dettmer: Book Sculptures

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Sher Christopher

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Elsa Mora

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Yulia Brodskaya

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Su Blackwell

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Richard Sweeney

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Jolis Paons

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Bovey Lee

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Bert Simons

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Ingrid Siliakus

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What do you think of these designs and which ones are your favorites? Please leave your comments below…

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  • http://http//incluite.blogspot.com Antonio

    Amazing…

    • C

      Yulia Brodskaya. For the one that has a forest with a well with a light coming out of it. And Su Blackwell’s flower arrangement.

    • Darlene

      Totally speechless!

  • Marcy

    These are all wonderful! My favorites are Simon Schubert’s curved staircase and Peter Callesen’s tree.
    The books are all very cool too. Thanks!

  • http://mustardhamsters.com Dean

    These are great, but please consider adding a “more” link to long posts like this.

    • http://www.webdesignerdepot.com Walter

      Point taken :)

    • lolo

      dean is covering his face because he is ashamed at how stupid and insignificant his comment is. I LOVED the long post. Thank you. It was fiercely original.

    • Meg

      I loved it too. Some people just love to kill a party.

      • Janette

        Thank you Meg, you saved me the time.

        Dean, you might benefit from what my parents told me: If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all. If something more pressing awaits you, feel free, no really, bye bye.

        Walter, you make your posts as long as you can for me. Thank you for this one, incredible pieces. Thanks again.

    • Carol

      Dean has a point. Because this post is so long the art toward the end is probably seen less often than the art toward the beginning. Many art gallery websites have a home page with a thumbnail photo link to each artist’s work. That way every artist’s work is visible at a glance and no one is first or last.

  • http://www.orphicpixel.com orphicpixel

    Jeez! those artwork are so amazing, how do they do that? incredibly great!

  • http://kopfbunt.de kopfbunt

    Great Artworks! Really like the Work of Yulia Brodskaya.

  • G. Od

    WOOOW. This was very amazing. How can peoples can do it?

  • Khalid

    Great … I like paper craft to but this more awesome …. cool

  • http://kimberscott.blogspot.com/ KImber Scott

    I’m speechless! What incredible talent these artists have. It’s hard to pick a favorite. Bovey Lee’s work is very provocative and well as technically astute. Richard Sweeney forms look impossible and the colors in Jen Stark’s pieces are – for lack of a better word – brilliant!

  • http://www.blueblots.com Blue Blots

    wow the paper people looks so realy.cool list.

  • http://josesinclair.blogspot.com Jose Sinclair

    What, are you kidding me?? and I wasted my time learning how to paint and draw! I don’t think they had a class in paper cutting!!

    unreal.. check out all these sites!

    my art: http://josesinclair.blogspot.com
    Jose Sinclair

  • http://blog.insicdesigns.com insic

    This is indeed extraordinary. You amazed my day WDD.

  • jenn
  • http://www.katiero.com.br KATIERO

    This is what I call of hard art. Amazing, awesome!

  • http://simple-blog.eu Simple

    Truly amazing works. You made my day, that’s for sure :)

  • http://ewebbuddy.com Piyush

    Though have seen quite a few of these….the whole collection is unbelievable…
    specially the book art..

    Amaaaaazinggg

  • http://blog.callumchapman.com/ Callum Chapman

    Wow, amazing work!

  • http://www.3fay.com 3faycom

    Amazing… very nice…

  • http://www.patternhead.com Patternhead

    Awesome list, love Jen Stark’s work :D

  • http://freelancercrowd.com/community/fun/ Crowd

    Stunning!

  • Morten

    Mad skills! and mad patience… Whats up with the “ghost” – stairs? Is it some how punched in the paper? speechless…

  • montacer

    waaaw

  • http://www.aboutmichaeldavis.com Michael Davis

    Good to see non-digital art getting some love. In the past, I’ve hired a paper artist named Robin Olimb to do some custom stuff for corporate clients. It always wows people to see paper sculpture.

    http://bit.ly/3wyX8W
    http://bit.ly/gTItn

    • http://creativemelancholic.wordpress.com Amy

      Oh wow, these are great too!

  • mokin

    Amazing!

  • http://www.psaxtiria.com fenomeno69

    I love it….

  • http://www.aledesign.it aledesign.it

    It’s amazing..some examples are really fantastic…I remember the years of school.. when I work with the paper for create a little objects… ;)

  • http://twitter.com/_enzo enzo

    great collection, serious eye-candy. had seen some but not all of these. +bookmark

    ciao,
    ‘enzo

  • http://kittenbella.deviantart.com Christie Bella

    absoutely incredible- unbelievable- yes, i agree- this is what you call “hard art” haha- the patience it must take- hell i thought i was patient when i but days into a design using photoshop or painting but this- im not sure i could deal with this- at least with photoshop you can CTRL + Z, painting you can paint over- drawing- erase- but this- one of those intricate little cuts goes a bit too far & rips- you have to start all over again? ef that!

    I could look at these all day- my favorites are Julie Stark- the colors are candy to look at at; same with Julia Brodskaya- aesthetically lovely to look at; Brian Detmers books are unbelieveably breathtaking- i love the works using dictionarys – he takes such care even precisely picking which words to allow showing. Also enjoyed Peter Callesens skeletons & the boat and really loved the puppet & the one towards the end with the guy falling- even the shadows play an important role in his work- they look menacing sometimes against the stark paper. Lastly. Bovey Lees intricate designs cut from paper are beautiful- i know how much time it takes to do that.

  • http://www.5dpi.com Brian

    This work is so beautiful…

  • Aaron

    Breath taking stuff, million thanks for sharing!

  • http://www.mixtapewall.com lightamatch

    Interesting topic

  • http://www.crearedesign.co.uk Adam

    Some of those are just exraordinary, I love that skeleton coming out of the paper. Some of the detail in those pieces are magnificent.

    Well done on yet another great blog post.

  • http://eveltdesign.com joel k.

    Amazing! all of them.

    Bert Simons is like a paper god…….wow

  • http://www.adiulici.com/ Adi Ulici

    Ok, I have just one word: UNBELIEVABLE!

  • http://lucasaroundtheworld.blospot.com Sarah

    That dress is phenomenal!!

    Peter Calleson has an apple and core piece that I love!

  • http://wpcult.com The Frosty @WPCult

    That’s nuts!

  • http://novatvmedia.com Anthony Alexander

    Wow, I was just bitching somewhere about contrived google-esque visualizations and digital media. This is really fresh, the first set were the best. They look like WIP renders.

  • http://briancray.com Brian Cray

    OMG what a roundup. Un-freaking-believable

  • http://twitter.com/JustinReid Justin

    absolutely amazing!

  • http://bern-z.blogspot.com/ Bernardo Ruiz

    I can’t believe all the wonderful pieces of art that the man could create with paper… and I’m still shocked. This is bigger than the word “beautiful”. There’s some feeling I can’t explain yet for all this incredible works. Everyone’s art are amazing.
    Thanks for writing this article!

  • http://www.firecreative-uk.com Debbie E

    Wow – pretty amazing stuff – loving Yulia and Bovey work! Great article.

  • http://linuxtremo.blogspot.com Mykeura

    Wow, great compilation.

  • http://www.marikikis.com marikikis

    wow! amazing

  • Gabrioch

    Totaly Amazing!

  • http://www.cgtrade.net imsraaia

    awesome…

  • http://www.administracjaumk.pl Administrare

    Awesome! Really great, small wonders!

  • http://phenomics.wordpress.com Phenomics

    Dayem … so amazing

  • Patricia

    Wow,such patience for such extraordinary art,i thought they are all wonderful.

  • http://www.pairworks.com Muthu

    awesome.

  • http://www.christopherleedesign.com Chris

    That is absolutely amazing.

  • http://www.kotlarski.net Krzysztof Kotlarski

    masterpieces!

  • http://underworldmagazines.com/art-student-makes-car-dissapear/ Jordan

    Wow! Who knew you could do so much with paper. This is an incredible entry. Kudos.

  • http://www.opportunity.com/chiakurdi Chia

    Wow realy amzing

  • caity

    abso incredible

    breathtakingly stunning

  • http://www.risenmagazine.com/ Christian Magazine

    Wow, this is very creative. Really amazing piece of art. I wanna buy some of this. This is a first for me. Very nice.

  • http://www.weightlossworldcentral.net Rellish61

    Absolutely amazing….such gifted people…and such patient people…thanks for sharing

  • CZardo

    Great post. Great Art.

  • Kris

    Truly Amazing!!

    i just loved Yulia Brodskaya designs

    with all that colour and energy

    the other are cool too

    thanks for this beautiful collection of real masterpieces

  • Lise

    What can u say when presented with such brilliance? Blows my mind at the patience & creativity of all these artists. I am so in love with being exposed to it, I feel a better person knowing there are such people out there, wow! Still awe inspired…

  • http://www.driveningulgence.com.au Sandy

    Wow amazing, I have seen the odd paper art from time to time, but to see so many inspiring pieces blows me away, don’t you just love the web, it is a privilege to be able to view so many inspiring things without leaving your home! Thank you.

  • Julio

    Es increiblemente majestuoso, mis más grandes respetos, me han inspirado jeje xD

  • http://www.jarlstroem-klip.dk Torben Jarlstrøm Clausen

    Hi!
    Wery nice…
    Best regards from a papercutter
    Torben Jarlstrøm Clausen
    http://www.jarlstroem-klip.dk

  • Saber

    indeed truely amazing.

    A post of how some of these works are made would be very nice too:)

  • http://findsomethingnewtoday.wordpress.com/ Ekta Grover

    Awesome substantiates it all !

    Cheers to your creativity !

    ~
    ek

  • http://www.brushthis.com Liora

    Where did you find such a varied range of examples? I have always made my own paper art, feel most free with a scalpel on paper – but nothing to compare with the incredible patience and talent that has gone into these.

    My favorite artist here, though, is the one whose work is the least complex and flattest: Yulia Brodskaya. The colors and shapes are breathtaking!

  • http://works.rjene.com rjene

    wow…these are really amazing!!! thank you for sharing!

  • http://www.dollslikeus.com dollslikeus

    I love everything I saw every last little bit of it it excites me like nothing else . It is even better then the quilts from south america that have small people made to go on them they are wall hangs I got them in a book from the libary I spent hours and hours looking at it .

  • http://exilor.blogspot.com exil0r

    Very interesting and need a hard work to done it. You are amazing to do such thing

  • http://vettyofficer.blogspot.com Pratheeswaran R

    Great works… each of them is a masterpiece!

  • http://www.dontworrybecreative.it dontworrybecreative

    soooo nice :)
    in my blog i told some months ago about Spark.

  • Áira

    it´s perfect!!!very,very beaultiful!!!

  • http://www.seansteezy.com Sean Steezy

    this is insane. i would never be able to do this b/c my patience is crap. this stuff is amazing tho. props.

  • http://www.laberso.ru laberso

    So beautiful!

  • argoimpart

    WOOOOOOOoooooooooWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Cody

    Check out Noriko Ambe’s work. http://www.norikoambe.com/works/index.html

  • Pia

    Absolutetly Amazing!!! Such a pleasure to see such creative and talented people!! :)

  • http://www.pixiemag.com Bogdan Parcalab

    Very very nice. I’m impressed. And its just paper…

  • http://www.paperama.de Paperama

    Wow wow wow! Excellent selection!

  • mszatanik

    … wow ?

  • http://www.plcinfo.ca Valerie Babin

    one word: WOW!

  • Deise Daiane

    Incrível… simplesmente inacreditável!!!
    parabéns… nossa.

  • Emanuela

    Perfeito!!!!
    É incr’vel como a criatividade do ser humano não tem limites.
    Show de bola!

  • http://www.deskaway.com Priyanka D

    these are really amazing! Just tweeted the article… :)

  • http://www.monicafuchs.com.br Monica Fuchshuber

    Beautiful!! Thanks for posting!

  • http://www.atlasdesigns.net Atlas Designs

    The cowboy is my favorite – they all were amazing!

  • http://www.studio6or7.etsy.com Andrea

    So so amazing. I love the books! Such great work.

  • http://howtoget.wordpress.com/ Immanuelruby

    Really amazing and wonderful work done!!!

  • http://www.rajnishgupta.com Rajnish

    Its really beyond the imagination…. awesome.. Keen to learn this…

    thanks depot….

  • http://sassmama.com sassmama

    Beautiful work! Very inspiring, thank you for sharing.

  • Becka López

    Amazing !!!!!

  • http://www.jacr1102.com Jonathan Calderon

    wonderful work

  • http://gahell666.blogspot.com femme fatale

    this works are amazing, wish i could see the exhibition in my country.
    i cant say anaything else, just that i’ll show this to all my friends!

  • Ebie

    OMG… very Nice paper work

  • http://www.myspace.com/IrisaCustomJewelry Iris Shpak

    Jen Stark’s and Yulia Brodskaya’s pieces would make great pendants on jewelry in glass or resin. I would love to work with them.

  • http://www.amenidadesdodesign.com.br Carol Hoffmann

    More beautiful works on paper on http://bit.ly/JDkRq

  • Lylian

    wonderful!!

  • Pankaj

    No words for such high level of imagination and creativity.

  • pye r squire

    ww more pls.

  • n-LO

    which one? pff..hard choice…
    all of them :X:X

  • Anna

    It`s amazing!!!

  • Natalia

    No Hay Palabras…Solo Una:

    Increible.

  • lorna

    You should add Facebook to your Share options – I’d love to post this on my FB page, with a picture.

  • http://www.yesyesyes.se Jivan

    Thank you soo uch for posting. And to the artists: a deep thank you in gratityde and amazement for your talent, patience, imagination and creativity!

  • peter fitze

    M : A : G : N : I : F : I : C : I : ! : ! : !

  • Soma

    awesome!

  • zac

    this is fantastic i never saw somthing like that before :)

  • http://www.dyaycartoon.multiply.com firestar

    very nice.i like.

  • http://sokheyfeels.wordpress.com Sandeep S. Sokhey

    Marvellous…. I really liked it …

  • http://www.myspace.com/cristiankorny Cristian Korny

    WONDERFULL THINKS!

  • http://liveonpurpose.info/blog Jessica

    I recognized Jen Stark because she was mentioned during my featured member at Gaia Communities week. This collection of a variety of paper artists goes way beyond traditional schnerinshnit or however you spell it. I smiled all the way down to the bottom of the page. Thanks for taking the time to collect these images. Jessica.

  • subinita

    amazing paper craft ! i myself do this kind of stuff . i thought i was good but not any more . i am really inspired . thanks for sending them .

  • http://glennvanbogaert.wordpress.com Glenn Van Bogaert

    This is so amazing done…

  • rec

    woowww!!!

  • MARY

    This work is so beautiful…

  • antoniorand

    incredible

  • kado

    AMAZING!

  • http://www.hyperoffice.com Collaboration Kate

    All i can say is. Breathtaking!

  • Imlastof11

    Wow!!Skilled hands and Minds!!

  • yc

    damn!
    these are so great!!
    how much time you need to made this??

  • eugeniozara

    beautifull…something of new in a world of antiquities

  • Pete

    i found this, it fit’s the topic: http://daniel.graphicid.de/misc/icosahedron/

  • http://www.nburmandesign.com Multimedia Design

    Crazy. Some people have way too much patience….!

  • Sherine Abdel Rassoul

    i just can’t BELIEVE what i’m seeing!
    this is incredible!!! does anybody know if any of these are exhibited in a museum somewhere i can go and see?

  • LAQO

    OH MY GOD! EVERYONE ARE AMAZING!!! AND UNIQUE STILE!! IT´S JUST AWESOME!!!
    ALL THOSE WORK!! CONGRATULATIONS TO THE ARTISTS AND THANKS FOR THIS POST!! IT´S A WONDERFUL GIFT TO KNOW THIS KIND OF WORK, WHAT A PATIENCE AND LOTS OF IMAGINATION!

    WOWW!!

    REALLY GREAT PAPER ART I ADMIRE THAT SKILL!!!

    THANKS!!

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/kombizz/sets/ kombizz

    GREAT

  • PNP76

    Wonderful….

  • http://tweetmato.com Jacob Yap

    Wow, really amazing!

  • http://www.wpsmash.com WPSMASH

    WOW! This is awesome!

  • http://www.manuelavalenti.com M.Valenti

    Amazing!! thank you for posting it

  • http://www.chiarabolognini.com Chiara Bolognini

    Fantastic gallery and fantasitc works!

  • http://designsbychar.net Designs by Char

    Wow these are soo incredible. I love the book pieces .

  • http://menageriecreative.com Cheryl Savala

    What an incredible collection of beautiful art meets superior craft!
    Thanks for sharing :-)

  • http://www.buypenisenhancement.com penus

    WOW! amazing, where i can find tutorial for this artworks. once again, VERY VERY AWESOME!!

  • http://www.xxx.com GIANCARLO

    GENIAL..!!!! XVR lo mejor que puedo ver en origami y recortables :P

  • uwanlibner

    ngilngiga!!!are all of these cut by hand? it’s amazingly done. great work…..

  • Dr.Kokinmouth

    Who likes pizza????………I DO!!

  • dapas

    amazing..
    b’_’d

  • Fifi

    THESE PIECES OF ART ARE JAW-DROPPINGLY EXCELLENT & INSPIRING. tHEY HAVE INSPIRED ME ENDLESSLY NOW. i’M SO GLAD I STUMBLED UPON YOUR MAGNIFICENT WEBSITE. THANK YOU!

  • russell

    wow,massive stumble

  • Amy

    Actually paper art originated in China, then went to Japan, but whatevers.

  • REBECCA

    awesome works of art!!!!!!!

  • http://www.collaber.com Indu Priya

    Oh my God!!!! Unbelievable!!!!!!!!!!!!!111

  • ponceleon

    Extraordinario trabaj, m respeto

  • STEVE THRASHER

    Mind blowing! WoW!

  • gethin

    Have a look at my blog. I am a paper artist also

    http://paperartgethinmoller.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.owendevelopment.co.uk Web Design Manchester

    This is without doubt, the craziest and most impressive art I’ve probably ever seen. The skeletons in the first set blew my mind, then I saw the rest…

  • http://www.raycreationsindia.com/premium-wordpress-templates.aspx Aparna

    Awesome art work. Yulia Brodskaya and Bovey Lee’s artwork is my favorite.

  • http://questorama.livejournal.com/ Questorama

    Yes, all them are great!

  • Kelly

    breath-taking…

  • http://www.aydesign.net web tasarım

    which one? pff..hard choice…

  • Alon

    Here’s a video i made – paper cutting fast forward:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UFeUyfo8x6o

  • http://bzizit.wordpress.com/ bzizit

    wooooow :)

  • Goutam

    really Marvelous works :)

  • http://www.moinid.com Web Ideas

    Awesome works! Thanks for inspirational start of the day

  • http://azizuanaziz.blogspot.com Azizuan Aziz

    It’s really really awesome. Especially from Peter Callesen. Love it very much

  • http://www.pixmac.com Vitezslav Valka

    Wow, are we still on planet Earth? :)

  • oli

    insaaane!

  • http://www.webdesignpune.net Web Design Pune

    wow, this is just amazing, thanks for sharing with us.

  • Peter

    This art is amazing. Look up Calvin Nicholls (www.calvinnicholls.com), another incredible paper artist I know of.

  • http://www.collecting-autographs.com Rob

    Incredible!

  • Grace

    Really EXCELLENT WORKS all of them…!! I admire their creative hands and brian-waves !!
    i should like to be in contact with you.

  • http://www.tdavenport.com sonicbiology

    The book autopsies are a brilliant concept: exposing the secret, inner harmonies of books. It puts me in mind of human anatomy. There was a time when the inner harmonies and profundity of the human form used to be hidden. Where would we be, if we still didn’t know what happened inside us?

  • mask of maddness

    whoa. fkin insane !!!!!!!!!!!!! .crazy stuff

  • yeah amazin

    yeah really amazing and another way for wasting naturel resources:D

  • Syed Munawar Kazmi

    Its really F-A-N-T-A-S-T-I-C

  • http://www.brainstech.com facebook application developers

    Marvelous work, great

  • Dolphinnie

    incroyable, magnificence……….. itz really crazy awesome !!!

  • mary Hobbs

    Simon Schubert has talent plus! My favourite!

  • Ozlem

    I can not find the words to say You’re the perfect art is also a language that describes everything so beautiful I was in astonishment when they see that.

  • http://www.inveve.com creative_blondes

    Bert Simons paper portraits are stunning.. can’t believe it.. amazing!

  • ece

    woww amzingg! my favourite are; jen stork and sher christopher. they r good dexigner

  • Asya

    owoww! that’s a wonderful job! awesome ….

  • http://www.janiceschoultzmudd.com Janice

    These paper artists are amazing- all of them. I agree with Kimber Scott; it’s hard to pick a favorite but the ones that intrigued me most were the pieces by Elisa Mora, Su Balckwell, and Brian Dettmer.
    I am so glad i found this article – thanks for posting it.

  • http://ginormousduck.blogspot.com/ GinormousDuck

    Absolutely incredible! I especially like Simon Schubert’s work. Amazing! And Brian Dettmer’s Book Autopsies are incredible. I’ve made some very simple book cuttings, but nothing, and I mean nothing like that. I’ve managed to cut out a roughly square chunk from the center of a book. And Yulia Brodskaya’s quilling is awesome! I feel an urge to pull out my quilling supplies again. And Wow! Jolis Paons dress leaves me speechless.

  • http://www.clippingimages.com Shamima Sultana

    awesome…awesome…..

  • sobia

    wonderful … i’ve seen it for the first time … amazing !!!

  • dik cz

    wow, great !!!

  • pankaj arora

    Absolutely Awed! And I can only hope, wish & pray for such patience. This is some ‘real hard art’ for all the intricacies & complications that might emerge in the process of making such wonderful art!
    Kudos to all the great artists for showing us the way for such possibilities!

  • http://www.psprint.com/ Ashely Adams : Online Printing

    OMG! This is so absolutely mind-blowing, heart-stopping, pulse-racing, awe-inspiring stuff!

    Incredibly beautiful! Hats off to the brilliant creativity and exemplary patience of the artists.

    I’m speechless!

  • http://www.cakepower.com Kate Sullivan

    So impressive.

  • http://www.cherylsorg.com Cheryl Sorg

    WOW! I mean, really, wow…… This is gorgeous work. I especially love the Jen Stark and Brian Dettmer pieces. Incredible.

    I, too, do crazy obsessive, extremely time- and labor-intensive artwork made from paper (books, that is, cut apart line by line, word by word and assembled into a variety of configurations with tape). Please do check out mine as well, if you are so inclined!

    http://www.cherylsorg.com/bookworks.html

  • http://www.thisismyhappiness.blogspot.com regina george

    Peter Callesen’s are definitely my favourite :)

  • jennifer

    that stuff is F***king cool wow what u can do with paper in your spare time

  • http://www.prettyhead.co.uk Faye

    Wow! Simply amazing!

  • http://www.jaisheelkumar.blogspot.com jaisheel

    amazing mindblowing talent.
    They are god gifted.
    Whole heartedly thanks for their patience.
    And special thanks for accumulating all in a single place.

  • http://4hvnssake.blogspot.com Hipster

    It certainly is amazing the talent God gave some of us.

  • Isabel

    FANTASTIC………………………………….

  • http://newstrust.net Fabrice

    Inspirational. I love so many pieces in this collection. Thanks for sharing!

  • http://cedison.wordpress.com cedison
  • http://tongstromberg.com Lars Tong Strömberg

    Totally incredible!

  • http://www.myspace.com/mamamor Bryan Durell

    …TIME is ART,,,
    the best paper work i see ,,

    thanks creators..

  • paula Isola

    muy bueno todo, increible!

  • kathy

    I have a FULL set of leather bound Encyclopedis Britanica, c.1993, that would be gladly sacrificed to the the art gods, just for the asking…!!!!

  • http://www.crearedesign.co.uk Anna Green

    WOW, these are all amazing! the time and skill some of these must have taken to create, i can only imagine… I’m really inspired by this collection, all you need to have a go yourself is a scalpel and some paper so there no excuses! I’m going to have a go.

  • Tina

    I think I may have just fallen in love with Yulia Brodskaya. Her work is just phenomenal. That is not to say that all the work on here isn’t just incredible, but her work has just touched my soul. It makes me feel all creative, even knowing I can not in any way accomplish what Yulia has.

  • pakaworld

    These are awesome!! These people are great because how can you use just paper to do search a wonderful work. I just don’t know which word to use for it. Thank you very mush for this post.

  • http://einabems.com lao dan

    Paper cutting finds its origin in CHINA sometime after the invention of paper around the years 100 BC. Paper cutting came as a natural extension of leather sheet cutting and silver or copper foil cutting that were already practiced during the 5th century BC.

    Chinese philosophy and culture expanded East to Japan in waves starting around the 2nd century AD.

    For more on the traditional papercut technique, its history, and links to contemporary paper artists, please visit my papercuts page at http://einabems.com/Papercuts.htm

  • Geoferr

    It is hard to pick a favorite; all are incredible, but for the macabre and whimsey of his concepts coupled with skillful execution, I would have to say Peter Callesen stands out. Since I sew, I loves Jolis Paons’ dress; it would be fantastic in any medium. But if I could have one in my house, I would take Elisa Mora’s bee because of the simplicity of the subject and complexity of workmanship. I loved seeing them all. Thanks for the posting.

  • http://www.okaykate.com Kate G.

    You have curated a great virtual gallery with lots to aspire to. This is a nice way to kickstart the decade.

  • http://www.formation-siteweb.com Olivier

    Incredibly beautiful! Hats off to the brilliant creativity and exemplary patience of the artists.
    My favourite are simon schubert and jen stark, but it is a great compilation.

  • http://www.freshfluo.blogspot.com Vincent Hadi Wijaya

    Incredible! Can’t imagine all of them are made of paper.
    Really inspiring artwork..

  • http://catholicmediagirl.wordpress.com Angela

    Super inspiring. Thanks SO much.

  • http://AlienEyesArts.com alieneyes

    Gorgeous and inspiring! I adore Jen Stark’s pieces for their color and true scuptural form.
    Sincere thanks for curating and posting this amazing collection!

  • http://www.wyldewoodpapers.com Jan

    As a paper artist I have always said you can do anything with paper. These wonderful artists elevate paper to the status it deserves. I honor and thank you all!

  • Paper Jewelry

    Take a look at this paper jewelry!

    http://www.jennaca.com/collections.php?id=6

    For people that like work with paper!

  • J.A.R.B.A.S R.I.G.O.T.T.O

    FANTÁSTICO – PERFEITO – INCRIVEL

  • Dan

    How can anyone pick a favorite. They are all unbelievable.

  • dawn

    OMG!What is your hands constructed?

  • amanda

    Uau, amazing, extraordinário!

  • Susan Rubner

    Absolutel amazing Yulia Brodskaya’s work blew me away–better practice the quilling – never thought of doing anything so huge. Love all the crafts involved here.

  • Pawky

    I want to have Jen Stark’s work on my wall!!!
    Fantastic!

  • http://www.shedrewit.com SheDrewIt

    Beautiful! I know that each one must have taken a lot of time. Very clever work. I have done quilling – that takes forever just to do a snowflake- and incredible patience. I think I will stick with making paper.

  • Lina

    This is amazing work! Really very impresive, and so creative!

  • Thiru

    Fabulous work…feast to my eyes..

  • Louisa

    Magical!

  • Parul

    Hey This is amazing….I loved it

    • http://carodinelearning.com teachone

      The talent displayed here is awesome….imagine if everyone could see this …. how many young minds could be inspired to do more, create more!!! Truly a gift!

  • http://carodinelearning.com teachone

    This is truly awesome…imagine if this is showcased for all to see …. how many bright, young minds would be inspired …. truly impressive!!!

  • http://www.theredbeadboutique.com Mary Ann

    I am stunned speechless. I am lucky to craft a paper airplane that flies! The artists’ work is magnificent.

    Mary Ann

  • DD

    I want more! Breathtaking.

  • Wessam

    it magnificint … oh gosh how do they do it

  • Rita

    woooooooooow !

    awesome *.*

  • http://www.smithkennedy.co.uk Witney Accountants

    How do you do this? Awesome skills. How do you make 3-D stuff from 2-D paper?

  • Kate

    wow…this is incredible…wow

  • http://beckyguinn.org Becky Guinn

    Unbelieveably fantastic! What discipline that takes for each artist! I’ve seen a few, but not a collection such as this!

  • OMGFER

    WOW THATS TO COOL

  • sat

    awesome = the Art shown here

    Keep going on

  • http://meentereque.blogspot.com/ pelasa

    !!!!Extraordinario… !!!! No se que puedo añadir, pero los trabajos me parecen como minimo sumamente elaborados y de una gran sensibilidad. Encuanto al blooger, tiene un buen sentido del arte. Felicidades.

  • DVA

    i’ve bought the book. and all the works are so amazing. a very high patient and time needed. GREAT JOB!

  • http://ultimolayout.blogspot.com Hurmus

    Artists fantastic. The Bovey Lee stands out for details. Another great artist that deserves mention is the Brazilian Carlo Giovani

    http://carlogiovani.com/

  • Gisela

    Maravilhoso!

    Gisela – Brasil

  • Anneke

    I am speechless!! Thank you!

  • http://johndyhouse.blogspot.com/ John

    Stupendous, any artist working in paper can’t fail to be inspired by the amazing art on show here. I have my favourite but it is all so truly wonderful.

  • Jewelly

    this was amazing. but i agree, i wish you would put a “more” button somewhere instead of this long post. it starts making me nauseous to scroll down to much lol

  • http://www.technobuzz.net/ Raj_r

    Fabulous work.

    Thanks SO much.

  • Svitlanka

    Thanks a lot!!!
    Amazing and gorgeous…Very talented works :)

  • http://anafolhas.wordpress.com Ana Folhas

    All of them are fantastic, but Callesen and Bovey Lee seem to have the most meaningful work. I also like Sher Christopher and Richard Sweeney for the particular style and spirit of their work (yet so different).

    Thanks for this great collection!

  • jane

    Forgot Alex Queral’s phone book art!!

    http://www.projectsgallery.com/Queral.htm

  • nilesh

    its a great art. i like it very much. can i know what are the tools or equipment are used to make it. plz reply.

  • egon2011

    The coolest works of art; I have never been interested in paper art like I am now!
    Thanks for the inspiration! lol. no seriously:)!

  • http://bacharelatoartes2009.blogspot.com/ Eu

    very good collection. Special web. congratulations

  • Lavinia

    Congratulations!!! I would donate 100 trees , and plants others…for this kind of art! I’m glad to see imagination hasn’t died:)

  • http://www.ansgear.com Bill

    Dont know how I came across this post but this is amazing. I dont have much of an artistic feel but I sure can appreciate the works of others.

    Thanks for sharing.

  • Kristy

    Great work! I wonder if you have seen the artwork of an artist called Natasha Frisch. She also works with paper.

  • http://joomla-outsourcing.com/ Joomla

    looks great

  • leslie walker

    This work is very beautiful and clever. I have always lover paper art. I don’t know how I got to this site but I’m surely glad I did. Thank you all for sharing your wonderful work.

  • http://www.doreymedia.com Web Design Surrey

    The hours that must go into these designs. The hummingbird is beautiful.

  • http://www.johan.scherft.nl Simon

    I miss the paper birds of Johan Scherft :)

  • http://www.valanze.blogspot.com Val Anzaldo

    So fragile yet so powerful

  • http://creativemelancholic.wordpress.com Amy

    Great post!! I would also like to suggest Wataru Ito from Tokyo who created the Origami City, Alexander Korzer-Robinson for his book sculptures, as well Carlos Meira for his paper art. My favourite however is Yulia Brodskaya and has been a fan of her for quite a while! I love pretty swirls and colours!
    Carlos Meira: http://www.behance.net/CarlosMeira
    Alexander K Robinson: http://www.livingdesign.info/2010/04/09/alexander-korzer-robinson-and-the-notion-of-inner-landscape/
    Wataru Ito: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/culturepicturegalleries/5795356/Origami-city-model-crafted-entirely-from-paper.html?image=3

  • AM

    Don’t forget to check the best and most unique ever:
    http://www.papierplastiken-schubert.de/

    That’s simply the best.

  • http://www.clippingpathcenter.com/ Al Kamal Md. Razib

    Nice color combination ! Great images ! Thanks for sharing.

  • Deelyn Neilson

    Unbelieveable. Extraordinary talent. All of the artists present work that is very diverse. Would love to see these in person.

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  • http://www.reveriedesign.co.uk/seo/ SEO Birmingham

    I’ve only just discovered this website and I’m loving every minute of it lol. These are really different and especially made out of paper! :) Bert Simons people look brill!

  • Valen

    How they do it? that is so incredible art.

  • http://www.clippingpathindia.com Clipping Path India

    Really extraordinary collection of paper art.The experienced artist can do this only.

  • http://ashraflatif.com/blog ashraf

    Peter Callesen have a very great job! nice!!!

  • http://sproejtepudser.dk Pudsning

    Pretty amazing what you can do with paper alone.. some of the pieces are just fantastic, the skeleton is really creative.

  • http://www.cheapshock.com/ Cheapshock

    This is so incredible. Paper art never make me disappoint!! Cheers!

  • http://www.webmikesites.com Webmikesites

    Great this is magic

  • http://www.webton.nl Webdesign

    Wow! Simply amazing!

  • vincent

    Heck! collate all what these people have said, and it’s everything i wish to say about these….i can’t describe them aptly enough.

  • http://bambang.wijonarko08.student.ipb.ac.id wij

    Woow…I can believe that it made from papers…
    It looks so real, it really high imaginative design…

  • mohammed

    sickkkkkkkkkk!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://blinkwebmedia.net/ Blink Web Design UK

    wow I like the sceliton, I’m a bit morbid, grate stair thumbs up from me

  • MIJIN

    WOW! it is SO INCREDIBLE.

  • http://www.benstokesmarketing.co.uk Ben Stokes

    Wow there are some truly amazing paper designs on this page . . . the human bones is really good :) Thanks for sharing with us all.

  • Michelle

    incredible!!!

  • marcus
  • http://http//www.securityking.com Craig Fordham

    Incredible and amazing!

  • http://www.elsita.typepad.com Elsa

    I just realized that my name has been misspelled: It is ELSA MORA.
    Instead of Elisa Mora.
    Thank you so much!

    • http://www.webdesignerdepot.com Walter

      We’ve corrected this – thanks

  • http://www.securityking.com Craig

    Incredible and amazing!

  • Pietro

    Noteworthy!!! Awesome!

  • http://www.flickr.com/mariajuanabotero maria juana

    impresionante!!!!!

  • http://www.webproject.tv WebProject

    Awesome!

  • ollie

    Bovey lee. I like all the paper cut outs

  • http://www.steenvoorde-ict.nl Webdesign

    Very impressive!

  • http://digitalanalog.in/ dfunk

    Wow! These are awesome!
    The Bovey Lee one is my favorite.

  • http://www.17ps8.com peter

    never seen in china

  • http://www.lead411.com/Lori_Austen_3115984.html Lori Austen

    Superb,this paper art is really amazing.very appreciable.

  • Pino

    Excellent work! It is incredible to see what paper can be turned into. Congratulations to all paper artist!!! Your work is amazing!

    Here is another one I like: A Happy Cow!

  • matthew

    I appreciate that you give the original links to the websites. I’m sick of coming across blogs that don’t cite their sources.

  • http://www.lead411.com/Richard_Barrington_1250000.html Richard Barrington

    the pics were really mind blowing. impossible thing made possible. great post. thanks for sharing. what a art work shown. truly impeccable.

  • jalexia23

    Only the Creator can make an artist. I Believe.

  • http://www.downloadkarle.com Gaurav

    Wowilacious art work. I like it! it rocks ! :D

  • http://www.delldestek.org dell destek

    Absolutely beautiful and stunning.
    Thank you.

  • http://www.duzcem.net Düzce

    Wow, are we still on planet Earth?

  • http://www.duzcebilisim.net düzce

    Bovey lee. I like all the paper cut outs

  • Charli

    Those of you who love Yulia’s work should see the new directions quilling is going in. Many artists are pushing the envelope and creating exciting new expressions in the world of quilling. There are free standing figures done in 3d. The quilling strips available now are awesome. There are so many types and colors it’s simply mind boggling. For those who want to see more, we have several galleries and lists of resources. Just go to our website at http://too-bad-dogs-inc.com. If you’re interested in learning to quill you might want to visit quillers, a wonderful supportive groups who will help you get started. They’re located at: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/quillers/ Just follow the instructions to be accepted into the group. You can also see astounding photos of quilling by putting quilling, photos in your search engine. I got About 227,000 results! When I started quilling 50 years ago I never thought there would be so much quilling.

  • Beatrice

    Thanks for this magical paper art!

  • Dave
  • http://www.hayaliniz.com chat

    So fragile yet so powerful

  • http://exil0r.net zulay

    wow thats really really awesome I love all of that art

  • lalita

    omg!!!!!!marvellous,fantastic………….

  • http://www.deklippede.dk Torben Clausen Jarlstrøm

    Very nice :-)

    See how my life-affirming papercut men look, when they are photographed on their way around the world: http://www.deklippede.dk

    Many greetings

    Torben Clausen Jarlstrøm
    Papercutter

  • Mohammad

    Amazing but may u teach me and send me method lesson , im an administrator but im just familiar with the A4 paper

  • akash

    Amazing job, I have never seen most of these things in my life earlier.

  • http://www.claucebrianphotography.com/ fine art photography in Miami

    Please make a tutorial how to make those materials. All are so beautiful, nice, amazing and so on.

  • Charli

    I think you’d need to look up each art form individually in order to find out how they are made. But even then I’m not sure you’d be able to create as these artists do. I’ve been quilling for over 50 years and my work doesn’t even approach the work of quilling artist Yula.

    I’ve done searches on many of the art displayed on this page and all I can say is that it will take a lot of hard work to learn how to do many of these techniques. I’m not sure that learning the techniques will help me achieve the work these artists create. One must have lots of talent!!!

  • http://www.chattr.org Chat

    Well come to chat. hi world

  • http://www.wanluqman.com wanLq

    I love every piece, awesome art works of gifted skillful hands handling very sharp swords on very fragile A4. An alternative to appreciate ..

  • http://www.orangedevdesign.nl Webdesign

    Some are realy SICK, great stuff post some more :D

  • http://www.sohbete.org sohbet

    There are free standing figures done in 3d. The quilling strips available now are awesome. There are so many types and colors it’s simply mind boggling. For those who want to see more, we have several galleries and lists of resources.

  • http://tahitipehrson.com Paper Cutting

    Awesome. Here is another website for paper artist Tahiti Pehrson tahitipehrson.com you wont be disappointed.

  • Manohar

    Awesome

  • http://www.vwebdesign.nl Website laten maken

    How is that possible, AWESOME!

  • http://www.google.com Rehab Haroun

    Amazing
    woooooooooooooow
    I want do that …fantastic !!!!!!!!

  • Naeem Lone

    Amaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaazzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzing

    I Love That & want to learn This art as soon as someone taught me the way of moulding and foulding of paper art designs

  • http://pipatime.blogspot.com/ Giuly

    WowWowWow!!!!! ♥♥♥♥

  • http://www.altinfiyati.org Altın fiyatları

    OMG! Amazing…Thanks for sharing..

  • shalabh

    Beautiful and amazing

  • http://mangofisk.se Trees

    Wow, amaaaaazing! :) :)

  • http://pospisova weronika pospisova binovce trnava

    supeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeer to je naozaj super wow amazing fantastick

  • http://www.elenaduff.com Elena

    Great! Thanks for posting all the images, they are really inspiring.

  • kennatumi

    art lives!

  • http://www.vdw-subsidiedesk.nl/wva.htm wva

    Some amazing artworks there, whow very inspirational!

  • TwS

    Cool……all is great and exquisite

  • valia

    Absolutely fantastic. Cant even begin to wrap my mind around how any of this was done. Truly creative to say the least!!!!