If you haven’t already noticed we are kinda obsessed with 3D paper art and sculpture.

We love the idea that such a simple and accessible medium such as paper can be transformed into incredibly complex objects of art or simple yet beautiful sculptures.

I’ve been meaning to write this post for a while now so I can share with you some of my favourite 3D paper art by some seriously talented people. So.. grab a cuppa and enjoy the journey!

In the world of fashion Zoe Bradley is THE master in 3D paper art. From window installations for luxury brands such as Louboutin to show pieces with icons like McQueen Zoe creates incredible pieces from you guessed it… paper! Oh what I wouldn’t give to spend a day in her presence and soak up just a smidgen of her genius.

Here are some of my personal faves :


3d paper art Zoe Bradley

Christian Louboutin – London August 2010

3d paper art Zoe Bradley

Zoe Bradley for McQueen S/S 1999

Zoe Bradley 3d paper art

Zoe Bradley exhibition for Platform 21

All pictures © Zoe Bradley

Isn’t she incredible?! You can even own your very own piece of Zoe Bradley 3D paper art and sculpture… check out her website for more details.

Ok next up is the colourful and clever Zim & Zou. This fun duo based in France painstakingly create intricate 3D paper art that is often times filled with colourful whimsy and a cool retro vibe. With surgical precision and patience as a virtue these talented two make beautiful real life objects out of paper that make me smile and gasp “I can’t believe it’s just paper!”

Here are some of my retro favourites:

Zim & Zou 3d paper art

Zim & Zou – Back to Basics

Zim & Zou 3d paper art

Zim & Zou Cabinet of Curiosities

Zim & Zou Cabinet of Curiosities

Zim & Zou – Paper Game

All pictures © Zim&Zou

Oh and be sure to watch this incredible video giving a bit of a ‘behind-the-scenes’ look at their creative process. It was for a recent  project titled Happy Planet and it really makes me HAPPY!

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Another paper artist I really love is Linus Hui from Linus and the Feel Good Factory. I first discovered his 3D paper art whilst flicking through a copy of my Frankie magazine a while back. Linus creates some fun masks and party hats and his cheeky take on everything is so funny and refreshing! Oh and yes he models all his own work 🙂

Just check out his fun party hats from his “Linus knows how” and I’m sure you’ll see what I mean:

 Linus Hui 3D paper art

Linus knows How to dress for a Cocktail Party

Linus Hui 3D paper art

Linus Knows How To Make A Fool Of Yourself

Linus Hui 3D paper art

Linus know How to avoid jumping the shark

All pictures © Linus Hui

Last but not least is the outrageously talented Aimee Baldwin of Vegan Taxidermy. I interviewed Aimee a little while back on her creative process and incredible 3D paper art and sculpture skills. You can read all about her work here.

Her life like paper birds are lovingly handmade out of crepe paper and the finished product is truly jaw-dropping!

Check out these wonderful specimens:

Paper bird 3d paper art

Kestral – Paper bird by Vegan Taxidermy

Paper bird 3d paper art

Scarlet Ibis – paper bird by Vegan Taxidermy

All pictures © Tue Nam Ton (tntpictures.com)

Stay tuned for Part II of my favourite 3D paper art and sculpture pieces… this time showcasing some fabulous Aussie talent!!

Which is your favourite so far? Do tell!!