Clare Youngs trained as a graphic designer who worked in manufacturing, mainly in packaging design. Since childhood has enjoyed making beautiful handcrafted objects working with paper and fabric. She is also a craft author whose books are available in craft and book stores. The artist moved from London and now lives and works in Broadstairs, on the beautiful coast of Kent. On Fishink blog she says this about herself:
“When I can, I enjoy escaping to my studio to work on one off pieces. I have collected ephemera since I was a child and utilize vintage labels and paper in my pieces. When working with fabric I like to recycle and love to give a new lease of life to something old.”
You can follow the artist on her website and on Instagram.
Images: Courtesy of Clare Youngs.
Columbia born artist Diana Beltran Herrera created these incredibly realistic paper bird sculptures. The Bristol-based designer has created over 100 species of birds using paper, cardboard, plastic, wire and paint. She has a BA degree in industrial Design at the Jorge Tadeo Lozano University in Bogota, Colombia and has an MA in Fine Arts from the University of the West of England. On an interview with Flow Magazine she says this about her process: “
“I really got to ‘know’ the birds: I collected a lot of photos and I studied them in books. I made an archive with different views, colors and special information. To make them, I first choose a profile and draw them — the wings, the feet, the face — in Illustrator. My work is half digital, half handmade. I print everything and cut it before I put it together. It takes me at least four days to make one bird.”
Her work can be seen in her website, Facebook and Instagram.
Images: Courtesy of Diana Beltrán Herrera.
Tomoko Takeda is a designer and art director based in Tokyo, Japan. She has created these book sculptures which “are not for reading, but meant to be looked at and enjoyed“. The artist cuts and carves away at the pages of literature classics and turns them into book art with each design relating to the content of the story.
The artist can be followed here on Behance.
Images: Courtesy of Tomoko Takeda.