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?
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.
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!
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!