Cute Paper Cutouts Interact with Real Life

Paper cutouts of cartoon characters have evolved into a meme known as Paper Child with a community on deviantART by the name of #paperchildREVOLUTION dedicated to the craft. The basic idea behind the ongoing, user-submitted project is to take photos of creatively composed paper characters against a real-life backdrop. Some of the best in this particular dA group are submitted by 22-year-old French artist Laura, better known as Lowra.

Lowra’s Paper Child contributions offer an entertaining blend of whimsy and real-life interaction. While common themes in the meme involve a human hand lifting their crafted characters up by their shirts, Lowra takes things a step further by adding real props. The clever artist dangles her little paper pal over a pot of boiling water, engages in a sword/knife fight, and even offers a few treats for the cast of paper crafts to interact with.

#paperchildREVOLUTION on deviantART
Lowra on deviantART
via [Laughing Squid]

November 29, 2016

Klimt-Inspired Golden Map of Manhattan Celebrates the Bright Lights of New York at Night

Though designer Rafael Esquer has lived in New York City for 20 years, he’s still in awe of its bright lights and buzzing nightlife. As the founder of Alfalfa Studio, a branding and graphic design house based in Lower Manhattan, he creates pieces inspired by his enlightening experiences in the Big Apple. His latest project, a shimmering map entitled Iconic New York Illuminated, captures the magic of Manhattan after dark.

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