Echizen washi comes to us from Fukui Prefecture, a very famous paper-making area in western Japan. It is a region that is most recognized for production of Japan’s notable paper currency. Echizen Washi is a special collection of paper with a sheen. Hikkake, the brocade-like patterns on surface of some of the Echizen papers are created…

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It sounds a bit cliché to say one’s art is a metaphor of someone’s life, but in the case of Ilse Nesbitt, this cliché is so fitting.  Ilse’s handmade paper and artwork are embodied in her daily life, and her daily life is completely integrated into the paper and prints she produces.  Almost like a…

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From a Burton-but not Tim. It’s Maria Burton’s work.  And it’s quite stunning.  With a mix of paper, fabric, and found objects, she creates detailed images that make you look twice.

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More typography inspiration. Still Life Comes Alive is an installation by Kyosuke Nishida, Brian Li and Sean Yendrys, as well as Dominic Liu, Stefan Spec,  and Duc Tran. Read more about the project here. found via illusion scene 360

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Check out a new font by Calango.  I love the fusion between origami, paper and animation, as an animated typeface for Adobe After Effects CS3, 4 and 5.  What’s even more awesome? It’s a free download! [vimeo http://vimeo.com/19246302] found via illusion scene 360

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Peter Crawley  merges three worlds with his amazing illustrations using thread and watercolor paper to create type or buildings. Very clever! The most popular colors in the world are stitched onto heavy, white watercolor paper, using, you got it, cyan, magenta, yellow, and black thread. Two of my favorite subjects: architecture and typography, demonstrated with two…

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