We’ve all seen this use for cardboard – signs held by the homeless. I admire the artist Willie Baronet for the ways he has connected with and supported the homeless. Check out his project We Are All Homeless. I’m reminded of a day I spent with a young man named Calvin years ago in a West Virginia men’s shelter and how visibly moved he was at the dinner he attended with me and the group I cycled across the country with, Bike Aid.
I received a nice e-mail from Lucy Holtsnider this week. She shared her lovely Moscow Light House series with me. I love the combination of sculpture and photography, and her prints and collages are wonderful too.
This is paper! These massive paper sculptures are by Allen and Patty Eckman, who are creating the “End of the Trail” by James Earle Fraser using a cast paper process.
Gangolf Ulbricht is a papermaker and artist I’d like to meet one day. He lives and works in Berlin where he makes traditional papers, watermarked papers and repairs old books and documents. Here’s a video about his work restoring books that were damaged in a fire.
This is one of those kickstarter projects that reached way more than its goal, and I can see why. The Umbrella Reimagined has nothing to do with paper, but its origami design is so ingenius that I’m including it here.
Do you like to make your own holiday gifts? Check out these Playing With Paper Kits, now available on-line: six project-based kits featuring projects from my books!
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!