Artist and designer Marshall Alexander works his way through paper with his skillful hands, producing a one of a kind collection from a very common material. Working as a paper artist in Arnheim, Netherlands, Alexander’s crafts are different from the visions of flimsy structures erected from paper; in fact, they stand on their two feet, place their hands up high, smile and scowl, and are blessed with different emotions exuding brightly in their well animated characters.
Working as a freelancer, Marshall has produced commissioned woks for various commercial displays and gallery showcases. His paper models are perfect for promotional and marketing purposes, as well as a vivid option for the toy industry. He creates bright characters splashed in with full colors in a template, where the user can be guided upon as he folds the whole toy with liberty. This is a great way to enjoy time and art, using the paper material into its maximum context.
Marshall Alexander’s work has been greatly reviewed by paper and toy aficionados, such as Papertoy, Urban Paper and Computer Arts Projects. His work combines his skillfulness of deriving the media from a digital platform and turning it into a foldable 3D item which anyone can enjoy. See more of his paper works in his portfolio, http://marshallalexander.net/.
Japanese origami expert Hasegawa Yosuke creates astounding images straight out of the bill. While one is not meant to play with their bank notes, this is one great way of expressing a newfound art by folding our precious dollars. Hating or loving money—either ways, you’ll definitely be amazed at the precision and the entire outcome of his moneygami collection.
Origami, the Japanese art of paper folding, has been a known crafting method in which various shapes and forms can take place on a single sheet of paper. Mastering that effect, Yosuke was able to create various accessories out of the familiar heroic faces posed into our bills. One can see top hats, head dresses, bandanas and other articles which give a distinct character to the persona on the design. His origami matches perfectly with the familiar ornament seen and worn in the state’s current note.
His accuracy in folding the details leaves out the faces on front, hiding a complex space behind the whole façade. It is overwhelming how a little piece of a bill can become an amazing work of art—depending on the expertise of whoever is holding it. get to know more about Hasegawa Yosuke by viewing his moneygami at http://www.ne.jp/asahi/fickle/flickers/noguchi/menu.htm.
Jun Mitani is a magician of his own kind; but instead of performing surprise acts and stunts that will generally create a life-or-death situation, he surprises his audience as well with his amazing knack for paper folding. Hailing from Japan, where the art of Origami has originated, he was able to create this design into a notch further by making amazingly intricate art pieces out of an ordinary paper. His origami is far more than one can comprehend, with the amazing details and the subtle folding he performs during the process. It is no wonder he is a master of origami by his own right.
Mitani’s interest has grown at the fusion of paper craft and computer designing. Being fond of both, he used this skill for making objects out of designs which he first crafted from the computer. Aided with this technique, he manipulates paper accordingly, resulting into a strategic and intelligent form of shape which no one could have ever imagined to be done with paper. By the use of a cutting plotter, he was able to score many folding lines upon the paper and fold it b hand. The complex shapes become easily derived from the software, and through many experiments he found success in his work.
Currently, Jun Mitani is working as an associate professor at the Computer Science Department of the University of Tsukuba. His specialty is geometric modeling by the means of computer graphic design. Through the study of algorithms and user interfaces, he is able to generate 3D shapes by using a computer. See his biography at http://mitani.cs.tsukuba.ac.jp/.
Origami is the Japanese art of paper folding, a craft becoming popular to all paper sculpting enthusiasts. With only one sheet of paper and a big dose of creativity in mind, one can turn this ordinary material into something wonderful. Through various folds and creases, the flimsy sheet becomes strong enough to be a decorative object, just like what Sipho Mabona had in mind. Turning ordinary paper into something unique and artistic, these items are worthy enough to be eye-catching pieces.
After folding his first paper airplane when he was five years old, Sipho Mabona’s love for the material great and grew. At age fifteen, he turned from making paper plane designs into other interesting objects, paving a way for him to create with his own designs in his origami art. He uses geometrical shapes to form intricate and meticulous folds that will represent new items, animals or abstracts. Sipho Mabona’s taste for sensing the lines and shapes as he folds each paper is intuitive, yet he amazingly comes up with new designs to add to his already amazing ones.
Sipho Mabona has participated in the competition Red Bull Paper Wings, World Finals in Salzburg 2006. He also designed the paper origami for the Asics Movie, Origami in the Pursuit of Perfection. His most distinguished recognition is being the first foreign artist to be featured in the cover of the the Japan Origami Academic Society, where he is a member. See his works at http://www.mabonaorigami.com/.
The Japanese have popularized the familiar art of paper folding called origami. A resourceful nation, they have innovatively crafted various items from paper; starting off with its flimsy, foldable nature, and creating it to an object of varying strength. This same idea is what inspired Japanese designer Yuya Ishida to create an interesting set of teatime items, all made from single sheets of paper. The way it is folded creates a stunning design, but the most intriguing part of these cups are what the folds contain, as if there was a secret message inside.
Hailing from Nagoya, Yuya Ushida grew up in a family who runs a business in ironworks. At a young age, he was exposed in a creative environment, thus, sparking a love for designing various objects in various materials. Ushida studied mechanical engineering and started creating practical items that can greatly function as assistance to one’s daily lifestyle. Rather than the machines, he took to heart industrial creativity.
Yuya Ishida aims to go against the common norms of design, which is often seen in magazines, books and galleries. He wants to see the length of this form of creativity wherein one can find the liberty of using various materials and call it design in particular. Visit his website, Yuya Vs. Design in this link, http://www.yuyavsdesign.com/