The Sunday Paper, 1 (25),

The Sunday Paper, 1 (25),

I’m still not a big e-reader, but this origami-inspired kindle ad by Mirada Studios might convert me.

kindle ad

I’ve seen a lot of paper cuts, but these three sculptures by Nahoko Kojima are incredible. I guess that is why they were selected for ArtPrize 2014. And I can tell that installing these pieces is a work of art itself! 

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And yes, paper dresses can be found in Hollywood. “Words into Characters” is an installation in which renowned multimedia artist Jum Nakao transformed a script from Sofia Coppola’s dreamy period piece Marie Antoinette into a paper version of the blue ball gown and headpiece worn by Kirsten Dunst in the film.

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I love this video of the world’s smallest papermaking machine. I only wish that they would show it with pulp in it!

I just discovered the Library Cafe, and here’s a podcast with Nicholas Basbanes about his book On Paper: The Everything of Its Two Thousand Year History. The Library Cafe is a weekly program of table talk with scholars, artists, publishers and librarians about books, scholarship, and the formation and circulation of knowledge. It is hosted by Thomas Hill, and can be heard on WVKR FM 91.3 Wednesday afternoons between 12:00 Noon and 1:00 p.m. ET (15.00-16.00 GMT) during the academic year.

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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!

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