Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Eric Joisel, French Sculptor of Origami

Eric Joisel, French Sculptor of Origami - NYTimes.com:

Recent pieces include a series of musicians, each less than a foot high and each holding an instrument made of a separate piece of paper. This link shows some of the process ... from fold diagrams and collapsed forms, to the pieces after shaping. Incredible!
The NY Times article includes a link to the diagram for making the hedgehog (good luck!), and one to a great trailer for a documentary about ten artists and scientists working in paper/origami. I will be putting this movie, Between the Folds, on my Netflix list posthaste.

Update! I watched this and was a.mazed at the segments on postmodern origami (who knew?) and origami tesselations. I need a really big sheet of paper!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Lisa Hannigan - I Don't Know

Paper arts, of course, but also ... love the hat. And the combination of red and burgundy. Get a little caught up in thinking how long one would actually have to cut paper (with a much better pair of scissors), to fill this room.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Invitations to the Wedding of the Year

I was planning to save all letterpress posts, including the anguish of acquisition and all,
for a dedicated letterpress blog, and I still may do that. But I thought I'd post pictures
of the invitations I printed, designed with my daughter, for her wedding.
A nice tidy stack. 
There is another, untidy stack that didn't make the final cut.
(There is still major tweaking to be done in the cycle of the press, 
specifically having to do with the rollers and when and how they meet the form.) 

Invitation assembly. Almost done!

Printing the flower disks. I worked it out so I could slide 
the disks into a half-circle template, four at a time.

Sweet. They almost look edible.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Turn Around

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