These fun and whimsical paper toys are the creation of Madrid-based illustrator and film maker, Blanca Helga. They are created primarily with found paper and cardboard using a collage technique and can be purchased under the brand, Paper Friends, in her Etsy shop. More of her incredible work can be seen here on Flickr. On an interview with ‘The Tools Artists Use’ she distinguishes her application of digital and non digital tools:
“The starting point is always non-digital. I feel freer and closer to the work, when I touch the paper with my hands. Another reason is that I love the warm, imperfect look of the non-digital materials. But I need most of the time the digital tool to finish the work.”
Images: Courtesy of Blanca Helga.
Japanese architect and design engineer, Yusuke Oono, created these impressive 360° narrative books. The 3-dimensional books were fabricated entirely through laser-cutting transforming the paper into these incredible visual sculptures. A couple of these collapsing books are available here at Artecnica.
Images: Courtesy of Yusuke Oono.
Admiring the vibrant artwork of UK-based illustrator, Lynne Zulu. Her illustrations indicate a strong African influence: colorful, energetic, exotic with a bold tribal appeal.
She says this of her work in an interview with creative website, It’s Nice That:
“My work used to be quite stripped back, pen to paper; no crazy embellishments or juxtaposing of materials. Now I feel I’ve grown into my work and by experimenting with photoshop I’ve found it to be hugely influential as to how I now approach a piece, taking layers and effects into greater consideration. Sketchbooks have always been a huge part of my work because my work is so spontaneous as it’s always a surprise to see how my illustrations evolve.”
Images: Courtesy of Lynnie Zulu.