The Sunday Paper, 1 (27),

The Sunday Paper, 1 (27),

Did anyone in NYC catch Paper Music last week, the latest project in an ongoing collaboration between the Johannesburg-born visual artist William Kentridge and his South African compatriot Philip Miller?

The Refusal of Time at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

I’m excited that paper cutter and illustrator extraordinaire Béatrice Coron will be creating the  cut paper illustrations for an upcoming artists’ book of mine. Check out this 3-D animation of the daily battles of life, cut from paper, a film by James Stewart, who Coron met at Ted2011.


Here’s a brilliant design being used to transform cardboard boxes into desks and school desks and bags. One of my first paper projects was a piece of furniture that I designed in a paper class in Germany. It was a triangular waste basket with a lid that transformed it into a bedside table. 




I love this pop-up menu by artist Helen Friel and completely agree with Gizmodo’s headline that all restaurants and bars should use pop-up menus. Check out the entire book here


And speaking of bars, here’s a story about and recipe for a paper flavored cocktail


Check out the new Playing With Paper Kits, now available on-line: six project-based kits featuring projects from my books, just in time for the holidays!

newsletter gifts


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!

1 Comment

  1. Rebecca Dills says:

    I’m sending the link to Daily Battles to all my friends. Just read the Sunday Paper and I love it. Thank you so much! Now on to the next one!! Becky