Friends, Romans, Paper-people, lend me your ears. I’m having a one-week Buy One/Get Some Sale, and you’re the first to hear about it. Click here and save on videos, paper, a watermark kit and pop-up goodies.
And now, here’s your Sunday Paper!
I’m a big fan of fonts and saw this 3-D calligraphy by Tolga Girgin on Colossal a couple of weeks ago. I’m not sure, but it looks like there might be some paper weaving going on here. I love the movement in the font. It makes it look like the words are being written as I view it.
I bought a how-to book on dollar bill origami a few years ago… but I just don’t have the knack for that art form. I sure admire those who do! Check out this amazing collection of 27 dollar bill folds.
These Harvard-designed self-folding robots are made of paper and polystyrene that is laser cut and mechanically programmed at each hinge to fold. And they walk! This short video shows them in action and talks about the potential applications for these cute little creatures.
I met Sirpa Kivilompolo, owner of the Finnish company Paperivalo, at the IAPMA Congress in Fabriano last month. Watermarks are one of my passions in paper, and these lovely white light products show off this papermaking technique perfectly!
Artist Sirpa Kivilompolo created this card – perhosten_maa_kirsikka. By Paperivalo, Finland.
Here is a lovely review of Playing With Pop-Ups by Suzy Morgan in The Bonefolder Extras. It is wondeful to read a review by someone who tried out a few projects and really got what i was trying to do with the book!
About The Sunday Paper: They keep saying that paper will become obsolete, yet artists, craftspeople, designers and creatives are keeping it alive and well. A healthy number of people are even making paper by hand (in some cultures they are still using age-old traditions). How cool is that? The Sunday PAPER is a resource for ideas and inspiration, all having to do with this amazing material. Each Sunday, starting with this edition, I’ll bring you stories and examples of people doing exciting, innovative, and beautiful things with paper, as well as links to interesting paperfacts I’ve unearthed from around the globe. I hope you’ll enjoy reading this paper, Papier, papel, хартия, Papir,紙, Papper, פּאַפּיר… and don’t hesitate to click on the link to leave your comments and suggestions!