1. Star Wars Paper creative Art
Fans of both Star Wars and paper craft should rejoice, as many of the classic vehicles of Star Wars have been reborn in paper.Â Take the AT-AT Walker aboveâ€“ this battlefield Hoth monster has been redesigned in paper to protect your desk while you are up and away.Â The Star Wars Paper craft Art series spans many vehicles from the films, including the Millennium Falcon, the AT-ST, the Tie Fighter and more.Â Check out the gallery below for a closer lookâ€¦
2. Hole-OnEx DIY Paper Pinhole Camera
If you ever plan on experimenting with pinhole photography, why not do it in style?Â The Hole-Onex DIY Pinhole Camera makes your pinhole experiments as stylish (and fun) as possible.Â Just fold this paper into the form of the Hole-Onex, aim it at your preferred subject, open the shutter and snap it shutâ€“ youâ€™ve got a lush Lomo-style photograph from a camera you built yourselfâ€¦ out of paper, nonetheless.
3.Â Won Park Dollar Bill Origami
Won Park is a special breed of paper craft artist who uses printed money as his palette.Â To his colleagues and himself, Won Park is a â€śmoney folderâ€ť, and his brilliant, compelling sculptures are built with the American dollar bill, not an 8.5â€ł/11â€ł sheet of legal paper.Â Mr. Park folds his money into beautiful forms, like the koi fish shown above, as well as the tank and camera in the gallery below.Â While â€śmoney foldersâ€ť may be a rare offshoot from the art of paper craft itself, his work earns an important place in this list of amazing paper craft art.
4. Helen Musselwhite Paper craft Dioramas
With just a quick glance at her work, papercraft artist Helen Musselwhite is clearly a passionate perfectionist.Â Her papercraft dioramas spare no mistake, no miscalculation and no poor material.Â Mrs. Musselwhiteâ€™s work represents the spirit of nature in a paper diorama, with the animal world alive and busy amidst her art.Â The sheer detail and spacial awareness of Musselwhiteâ€™s papercraft is truly a thing to beholdâ€¦
5. Dan McPharlin Vintage Synthesizer Papercraft
Dan McPharlin uses his art to exercise two strong passions in his lifeâ€“ one for papercraft, another for classic vintage synthesizers.Â As we here at TheCoolist have a profound respect for both, McPharlinâ€™s art has a sentimental value for us.Â This artist folds paper of different color and style to form the keys, knobs, faders and forms of classic synthesizers which shaped the progress of music in this century and the last.Â The Moogs, Korgs, Arps and Rolands of the 70s are alive again today in paper thanks to the brilliant work of a dedicated fan, Mr. Dan McPharlin himself.
6. Ingrid Siliakus Papercraft Architecture
Papercraft artist Ingrid Siliakus does not miss a detail.Â Her work rebuilds some of the worldâ€™s most recognizable architectural wondersâ€“ and also forges some of her very own. Â With an eye for symmetry and passion for clarity, Siliakus folds paper to create amazingly lifelike representations of classic architecture.Â Frank Gehryâ€™s Guggenheim Bilbao, a palace in Madrid and other abstract works grace her portfolioâ€“ which is large enough to warrant hours of pleasurable scrutinyâ€¦
7. Bert Simons Papercraft Sculpture Portraits
Life-like, line-heavy and decidedly creepy, the art of Bert Simons is truly unique.Â Mr. Simons crafts brilliant sculpture portraits with paper, printed from actual photographs and rebuilt in busts that resemble the real thing in a rather disturbing way.Â Simonsâ€™ work reflects the digital representation of humans from the early part of this decadeâ€“ in games, digital films and otherwise.Â If youâ€™re one of the few to have your face rebuilt in paper by Bert Simons, we can only imagine trying to sleep at night with a copy of yourself watching from across the room.
8. Shaz Madani Papercraft Typefaces
Instead of printing his refreshing typefaces on paper, artist Shaz Madani creates his typefaces with paper.Â Madaniâ€™s papercraft art leaps off the blank page in three dimensions, using the paper itself to carve out his solid works.Â While the typefaces he creates are technically simple and bold, it is the execution and styling of these fonts that separates his work from the rest.Â Check out the gallery below, turn a new leaf, draw a wild card to catch up with the current thinking of Mr. Madani himself.
9. Peter Callesen Subtractive Papercraft Sculptures
Peter Callesen is truly a master of papercraft, creating realistic three-dimensional sculptures from a single sheet of paper.Â His art is â€śsubtractiveâ€ť, in that he builds structure from two-dimensional space and leaves the scraps behind (that is, what little isnâ€™t used in his art forms).Â Callesen will carve a single sheet of paperâ€“ and from the carvings create a full-sized skeleton falling from the paper itself, while leaving a dead tree in itsâ€™ paper wake.Â His art must be seen to be believed, and it would take more than these images to provide justice to his genius.
10. Richard Sweeney Geometric Papercraft
Paper folder Richard Sweeney exhibits an unparalleled passion for geometry and symmetry in his works.Â His paper art curves and folds into itself to create elaborate shapes that seem impossible to build with something as simple as paper.Â When looking at his art, youâ€™ve got to imagineâ€“ what if one fold goes wrong?Â It appears to be back to the drawing (folding) board, as Sweeneyâ€™s works show no mistakes, no flaws and nothing more than paper perfection.