Papercraft

5.18.17

Intricate Paper Cutouts of Animals Are Impossibly Detailed

Pippa Dyrlaga takes a knife to her drawings to create incredible paper silhouettes.

3.7.17

Inspired by Pop-Up Books, This Paper Engineer Creates Giant 3D Sculptures

Artist Matthew Shlian creates large, mesmerizing sculptures inspired by origami, kirigami, and papercraft.

12.9.16

Behold, an Impossibly Tiny Single-Cylinder Engine Made of Paper

The adorable creation made by a papercraft wizard is about the size of a fingernail, and runs on air from a balloon.

6.9.16

You Can Now Build Your Own Mini Miyazaki Sets

New paper craft kit lets you recreate your favorite scenes from 'Spirited Away.'

1.13.16

Textbooks Get Twisted in a New Paper Installation

Carved textbook busts and a giant binder clip dragon make a statement about education in the U.S. and China.

1.8.16

Insta of the Week: Li Hongbo's Distorted Paper Bust

We can't look away.

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10.22.15

The Animated Paper World of Ollanski & Cris

When a paper engineer meets a stop motion animator, magical things can happen.

6.15.15

A Physicist Is Crafting MIDI Controllers Out of Paper

Using conductive ink and capacitive touch, singer Cornelia and scientist Kate Stone can effectively turn any surface into a MIDI controller.

5.22.15

Giant Paper Creatures Cut Down the Food Industry

A papercraft critique comes into full-view in Zim & Zou’s paper-sculpture installation for Milan Expo 2015.

5.8.15

Breathe Easier Around These Stress-Reducing Paper Light Sculptures

These otherworldly 'plants' will melt the stress right out of you.

4.9.15

Abstract Origami Is More Than Crumpled Paper

Keiko Mori makes ephemeral origami sculptures that don't hold form for long—but their impermanence makes them beautiful.

3.2.15

These Origami Cranes are Dancing Thanks to Magnets

Designer Ugoita T. uses a programmable magnetic table to animate his troupe of golden paper cranes.

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