How to make an origami dollar bill guitar

This nifty tutorial from JustOrigami shows how to make a dollar origami guitar, a fun way to present a cash gift to someone, especially if they enjoy or play music. Read the rest

Stop motion animation: This paper ramen looks delicious!

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Yelldesign: "We thought it would fun to make a complete meal from start to finish, using only paper. Everything you see is made from paper, except for the hands."

See more of their Papermeals here.

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Irving Harper – The genius furniture designer created stunning paper sculptures for fun

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See sample pages from this book at Wink.

Irving Harper: Works in Paper by Irving Harper (artist) and Michael Maharam (editor) Skira Rizzoli 2013, 176 pages, 8.3 x 10.3 x 1.1 inches $33 Buy a copy on Amazon

Anyone familiar with the American version of the hit comedy The Office might remember a scene in which Michael Scott attends an art show where Pam exhibits her paintings. Struck by a painting she made of the office building, Michael buys it and muses, “It is a message. It is an inspiration. It is a source of beauty. And without paper, it could not have happened.” The quote could just as easily be said of famed designer Irving Harper, an alchemist who transforms paper into works of wonder. One look at Irving Harper: Works In Paper will be sufficient to astonish those who are not yet acquainted with the genius of design, and to further amaze those who are already fans of his.

Irving Harper was famous primarily as a furniture designer who championed the modernist style, becoming famous for the “Marshmallow Sofa” which comprises 18 plush discs arranged on a wire frame, and the “Ball Clock,” which resembles an asterix with multi-colored balls punctuating the tip of each line. Harper was not a sculptor by profession, but he created paper sculptures at home as a pastime to relieve himself of the stress of his regular job. This book features the astonishing results of someone who was ultimately more artist than hobbyist. Within these pages, a series of masks with graceful, Kabuki-like features can be found alongside vivid and striking depictions of wildlife including a wizened owl with expressive eyes, a snarling wolf hovering over its prey and a stoic elephant made with spare grace. Read the rest

Awesomely grisly Walking Dead pop-up book

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It's the pop-up book zombie fans have been clamoring for as they shambled through the countryside, acting as proxies for mass free-floating anxiety about the other. Read the rest

Replica weapons made from thousands of cut and stacked post-its

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Rome-based sculptor Marco Ecroli's "Army" project turns stacks of patiently cut, colorful post-it notes into full-sized three-dimensional replica weapons: a Colt six-shooter ("i Love Ammerica"), a machine-gun ("Tenere Lontano dalla Portata dei Bambini") , a hand-grenade ("Bomba non Bomba") , and a katana ("Daily Samurai"). He's also made a full-sized post-it car ("The Sheep Stand Far From The Rainbow"). Read the rest

Impossibly cute paper clips shaped like cats, dogs, and wild animals

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I like to buy these adorable little critter-shaped paperclips from stationary accessories maker Midori of Japan on Amazon. They work just the same as regular paperclips, but they add a lot of sweetness and personality when the design matters, not just the function.

More than 24 designs are available in Midori's super-kawaii D-Clips series, with lots of little animals and birds to choose from: elephant, turtle, squirrels, whales, penguin, and more, on sale for $7-8 per pack of 30 clips at the time of this blog post.

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This guy makes tiny working engines out of paper

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Aliaksei Zholner makes itty bitty engines with paper and “some scotch tape on valves to eliminate friction.” They run on compressed air delivered via a papercraft throttle. [via] Read the rest

Inkjet Samhain: awesome, printable Hallowe'en masks

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Super Punch's annual roundup of printable Hallowe'en masks includes some old faves and some stunning new entries in the race to celebrate a truly incredible inkjet Samhain. Read the rest

HOWTO make a physical, papercraft GPG box

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Shiro writes, This is a tutorial by @shiromarieke and @nsmnsr on how to make a 'GPG BOX' [PDF], a tool to easily explain GPG encryption. It has been made for CryptoParty Berlin. Read the rest

Brief history of the Cootie Catcher

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Cooties are real. Apparently, "cootie" comes from the Malay word "kutu," meaning "dog tick." Fortunately, you can easily make a cootie catcher wit the added benefit that the device doubles as a fortune teller, chatterbox, whirlybird, salt cellar, etc. Read the rest

Amazing working paper model of a V6 engine

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A fantastic working papercraft model of a V6 engine that runs on compressed air. Read the rest

Video: HOWTO make a paper cannon

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You probably already have all the stuff you need to make this nifty paper cannon that fires at a surprisingly high muzzle velocity. Read the rest

Video: HOWTO make a 3D origami Darth Vader

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Origami enthusiasts have created a number of small foldable units that can then be assembled into all kinds of 3-D shapes, like this Darth Vader. Read the rest

Intricate 3D paper typography by Sabeena Karnik

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Mumbia-based illustrator Sabeena Karnik specializes in forming strips of paper into intricate typography. Below is a sequence showing creation of her piece for a radio station. Read the rest

What do Caitlyn Jenner, Donald Trump, a monster truck, and the Avengers have in common?

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They've all been piñatafied by the artists of Piñatas Ramirez. Read the rest

HOWTO make retractable origami ninja stars

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These colorful shuriken (retractable ninja stars) by YouTuber ProudPaperOfficial are surprisingly easy to make. Read the rest

WATCH: Papercraft master creates gorgeous insects

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Filmmaker Alex Sans shot this lovely short about a day at Lobulo Studio, a renowned papercraft design studio. It includes making of a 3D lettering project and the beautiful insects below:

More cool projects at the Lobulo Studio site. Read the rest

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