Happy Father’s Day!
Check out this fun Father’s Day card tutorial by Sparkfun Electronics. I took a pop-up/light-up card workshop at Sparkfun in Boulder a couple of months ago. These electronics are so tiny and make incorporating light, sound and movement in paper and fabric easy, and the possibilities are endless.
Hey lookie! Paper art, fashion and architecture featured in the NYTimes Style Magazine today. Love the paper bra. Click through and watch the video to see all of these items up close.
Candy Wooding creates these lovely Earth Spirit Vessels from hundreds of sheets of hand folded paper! Hidden within 25 of each of the papers are hand calligraphed quotes, inspirations and prayers relating to the Mother Earth and Nature. Candy also runs the blog My Paper Arts.
I’m not sure what I think about this Paperama app, which will soon be out for IOS and is already available on Android. I like the fact that you have to visualize how something will fold – a great mind game – but what happened to folding real paper?
The Movable Book Society (MBS) is offering two NEW prizes for paper engineers and pop-up book artists: the Meggendorger Prize for Pop-Up or Movable Artist Books, and the Prize for Emerging Engineers. MBS will hold its annual meeting September 18-20 in Philadelphia. I’ll be there!
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!