We are all aware that books come from trees, but artist Kylie Stillman readapts them by turning them back into a version of their original form through sculpture. Carving carfeully into stacks of books, Stillman creates these beautifully delicate inverted reliefs that brings us a whole world of trees and birds through thoughtful silhouettes.
Anatomic paper craft art by paper craft artist Sarah Yakawonis.You can see more of her work (and buy prints) over on Etsy and Society6.
Weapon collages by paper craft sculptor Justine Smith.
Paper has always been a primary material in the work of Justine Smith. Her current work is concerned with the concept of money and how it touches almost every aspect of our lives. She is interested in money as a conduit of power and also in the value systems with which we surround it. On a physical level a banknote is just a piece of paper, but it is what a banknote actually represents that is central to Smith’s work. Through her collages, prints and sculptures she examines our relationship with money in a political, moral and social sense, whilst also exploiting the physical beauty of the notes.
Posters made only whit parts of banknotes catched from every side of the world. ByGraziano Losa.
Happycentro a design studio in Italy have been asked to design and produce the invitation card for LV store opening in Osaka.
“The starting idea was a paper object designed by us; its shape, expression of perpetual precision and pureness of the origami world, we wanted to meet with our intimate passion for special printing techniques.”
Brazilian artist Rodrigo Torres’ meticulously cut currency collages are making waves in the art world. The artist’s gorgeous creations are made using a myriad of colorful bank notes from around the globe, and they were recently chosen by Art Basel Switzerland to be featured in this June’s Art Feature sector in Switzerland. Torres treats each bank note with the hand of an engraver, carefully pulling away layers to highlight the intricate design of each component.
“Everyone on the studio joined in for this exercise. We started off with a flat vector design, and then a few more versions, until it was in a form where we thought we could build it. Then many hours of meticulous cutting and pasting, until we finally had our baby done.”
SHOTOPOP is a devout team of visual zealots who pride ourselves on conjuring the new, the unimagined and the fantastical. In our offices, furiously snipping silver scissors give birth to a thousand paper feathers, crazy caffeine dreams turn into flashing pixel rainbows and the most ambitious flights of fancy, become our proudest moments.