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Nike Print Pack

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Shoes made from shredded magazines prove there's life in print media yet.

Of all the things you can do with recycled paper, this wasn't one we saw coming. Nike Sportswear's limited edition Women's Premium Print Pack launches this week with three offerings made from the shredded pages of glossy magazines. The recycled paper is delicately stitched together then coated with a transparent solution that ensures they don't fall apart or catch on fire. The......read more

Rewriting the Future of Paper

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With its market evaporating, a responsible paper company finds new uses for pulped wood

With more and more of us reading things on digital screens, the future of paper looks very bleak indeed. While trees around the world breathe a cautious sigh of relief, the paper industry is trying to find ways to change its fortune. At Fast Company, Ariel Schwartz informs us about a joint venture between Domtar (a paper company focused on environmental responsibility) and FP......read more

Jennifer Collier's Sewn Paper Sculptures

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A British artist stitches recycled paper into cool objects

We recently stumbled on these recycled paper sculptures by Jennifer Collier via a Fast Co. Design post from a few months ago. It's some amazing stuff. The British artist takes found bits of paper, then recycles them into 3D objects by stitching the paper using an ordinary sewing machine.  Collier adds layers of irony by constructing each sculpture from paper that refers to the......read more

Paper Sculptures by Valerie Buess

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Stunning art objects resemble elements of an underwater world

Switzerland-born, Germany-based artist Valerie Buess takes sculpting with paper to stunning and surprising new places. For the better part of twenty years, Buess has been creating unique paper sculptures that are simultaneously abstract and representational, looking like alien objects from some mysterious underwater world. What you see above is just a small sampling; there's plenty of......read more

Yuken Teruya's Magical Paper Bag Trees

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Japanese artist transforms fast food bags into miniature forests

How many people has McDonald's served at this point? A trillion? The thought of all those fast food bags getting tossed into the garbage makes us shudder. Japanese artist Yuken Teruya spins that thought on its head with this delicate paper bag wor titled Notice-Forest: What Victory Tastes Like. The discarded bag piece builds on his growing repertoire of work made from mundane......read more

Northern Bells "Animal Kingdom"

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Director Eric Power returns with another superb paper animation

It's been a while since we checked in with Eric Power, one of our favorite animators whose work we've featured multiple times here on SHFT. What better way to mark his return than with another truly awesome animation, this time for the Northern Bells track, "Animal Kingdom." Eric applies his signature paper animation style to the video, telling the tale of three strange creatures caught headed......read more

Paper Mammals by Estudio Guardabosques

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Geometric sculptures of animals crafted in paper

Estudio Guardabosques is the studio of Caro Silvero and Juan Elizalde, a Buenos Aires-based couple who collaborate on papercraft projects for both editorial and artistic purposes. From the pair's impressive portfolio comes Paper Mammals, an ongoing sculpture series depicting mammals in geometric paper forms. The paper works show off some amazing craftsmanship, with both well known and......read more

Torn Paper Pieces Recreate Classic 19th Century Paintings

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Vik Muniz's meticulously crafted collages.

Last month, we featured Adam Lister's cool, nintendo-like watercolors from the cannon of classic paintings. These classics by Vik Muniz's scrap paper are our latest finds in reproducing the masters with a modern twist, and in this case, well, garbage. Printed matter like news magazines, advertising campaigns, and comic books are just some of the raw materials used in Vik Muniz’s......read more

Paper Masks by Designer Steve Wintercroft

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These DIY paper masks carry minimal environmental impact

Looking for something different to wear on Halloween this year? Designer Steve Wintercroft has just the thing with these geometric mask templates that you can create on your own out of paper. The artist's Etsy shop has all kinds of shapes including a Jack-o'-lantern, a skull, and the heads of a bear, fox, owl, and lion, to name a few. Wintercroft's intention is to minimize the resources......read more

Paper Collages Evoke Underwater Beauty

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Trippy collages made with textured rolls of paper

Psychedelic formations of rolled up paper are the beautiful result of artist Amy Eisenfeld Genser's obsession with paper and color.  My Modern Met profiled Amy's work and we're glad they did.  Although her final work appears quite abstract, Genser always starts out with an idea for a piece by using images and sketches and also drawing upon the beautiful imperfections of nature as......read more

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