The Sunday Paper #474
August 20, 2023
I’ve been collecting unique paper objects/cards/books since the mid 1980’s. I recently took photos and videos of these gems, and it was fun to revisit each and every piece. This is an airport map of Schiphol in Amsterdam. The design is quite clever – one sheet is accordion folded, first in one direction and then the other; there’s information printed on both sides; and when folded up completely, the map, which measures approximately 2″ x 3″, has card stock “covers” on the front and back.
Italian fashion house Fendi has collaborated with Japanese architect Kengo Kuma to design accessories that reference ancient Japanese craft techniques, which were presented at Fendi’s latest menswear show. Click through to see other paper and bark bags, and shoes.
Ann Manuel is working on a lovely paper installation called Breath, consisting of hundreds of seed pods and flowers. The work was inspired by the experience of witnessing her mother’s final breath — and her mother’s dying wish to see the flowers from her garden preserved.
Click through to watch a lovely video about the Living Seashore that Jane Kim created in 2015 (with paper) for the National Aquarium in Baltimore. I love how she talks about art and how it can make things that are hard-to-see (like underwater animals) visible.
The Art of Paper with Tom Balbo, Carol Barton, Denise Carbone, and Amanda Degener will be held at the beautiful facilities of the International Center for the Arts in the perfectly-preserved medieval castle-town of Monte Castello di Vibio, in Umbria, Italy, September 17 – October 1, 2023 (coming right up). Participants will receive sixteen hours of instruction in four areas: hand papermaking, pulp paper painting and marbling, sewn bookbindings, and designing pop-ups. The session will also include field trips to the Fabriano Paper Mill and to the city of Florence, along with several other excursions.
New Leaf Paper, Inc has acquired Arnold Grummer’s LLC. The Wisconsin-based company distributes nationwide as the preferred supplier of hand papermaking kits. Arnold Grummer’s is also celebrating their founder’s 100th birthday, with lots of fun photos on instagram, including the Great American Paper Machine.
- Check out the amazing Pop-Up Pyramids members created in The Paper Year last month (video).
About the Sponsor: This post is sponsored by the International Center for the Arts, an interdisciplinary arts and humanities center in central Italy, in the medieval castle-town of Monte Castello di Vibio. From its mountain perch, it overlooks the famed, Tiber River on its way to Rome and the lush Tiber Valley. It is an all-inclusive facility that provides 24/7 bi-lingual site support, airport welcome and departure services, airport transfer, three, chef-catered meals per day, single occupancy accommodations, and excursions once a week, in addition to fully equipped workplace for visual artists in paper making, book-binding, painting and drawing, printmaking, sculpture , clay arts, and photography, and crafts people of all disciplines, in addition to writers, filmmakers and composers, as well as scholars.
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