Dresses Made of Vintage Books and Comics Expose Stereotypes

Donna Rosenthal paper dresses

New York based artist Donna Rosenthal deconstructs old comic books, cookbooks, magazines, romance novels and more only to reconstruct them as dresses embellished with hand embroidery, lace and beading. By combining the content of the materials with pithy text on the bodices, she is making a statement, often humorous, about the effects of traditional and societal influences on the lives of women. Read more

Hand Cut Illuminated Paper Art by Hari and Deepti

Hari & Deepti paper artists

Harikrishan Panicker and Deepti Nair, who both hail from India, go by the duo artist name of Hari and Deepti. Together they create small and large diorama artworks made of intricately cut layered paper lit by LED lights. Read more

It’s Snowing Star Wars! 10 new DIY Star Wars Paper Snowflake Templates.

Star Wars DIY paper Snowflakes
above: Yoda, one of the ten new DIY Star Wars paper snowflakes for 2011

One of my most popular posts has been my 2010 how to make your own Star Wars snowflakes (Darth Vader and a Bobba Fett/Clone snowflake) as taught by a husband and wife team. Read more

Yes, These Historical Fashions & Haute Couture Are Made Of Hand-Painted Paper.

Paper Couture by Isabelle de Borchgrave

Let me start by saying… what you are looking at is made of paper! Now, that I’ve got your attention, prepare to be amazed at the work of Isabelle de Borchgrave. Read more

Paper Fashions Preview : Pratt + Paper & Ralph Pucci

paper fashions Pratt

Pratt Institute and Ralph Pucci International presented “Pratt + Paper & Ralph Pucci,” an exclusive exhibition preview of paper designs by fashion design, fine arts, industrial design, and interior design students from Pratt’s School of Art and Design on Tuesday, December 7th at the Ralph Pucci International Gallery Nine Showroom in New York. Read more

Shear Beauty. Cut Paper Art By Lorraine Nam.

Cut Paper Art By Lorraine Nam
above: Rice Husband by Lorraine Nam

Like Peter Callesen, Helen Musselwhite, Yuken Teruya, and Yulia Brodskaya, here’s yet another artist who’s very talented with a pair of sharp shears. An illustration graduate from Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Lorraine Nam paints, illustrates and hand-cuts paper like no one’s business. The results are Asian-influenced storytelling with highly detailed cut paper silhouettes. Read more

Pap(i)er Fashion At The Museum Bellerive

The Pap(i)er Fashion Exhibition at the Museum Bellerive takes us through the fascinating history of paper clothes, beginning with the Swinging Sixties in America and, as the trend spread later, to Europe. The paper fashions reflected what was happening in art, politics and culture at the time; Pop Art and Op Art, Company logos, newspaper prints, and even the electoral candidates of 1968. Read more