Outstanding Works


Paper Trophy is a Berlin-based design company that creates beautiful works of art made from paper that you can hang on your wall. Its motto? Don’t shoot them, stick them. The 19th-century trend of mounting stuffed animal trophies has seen many reinterpretations over the last decade or so. You can hardly open an interior design […]


Award-wining type designer Erik Spiekermann has created a brand-new printing technique he has dubbed “post-digital printing”. German designer Erik Spiekermann has an impressive design pedigree. Spiekermann is the founder of Germany’s largest design firm, MetaDesign. With offices in Berlin, London and San Francisco, it has delivered corporate design programmes for Audi, Volkswagen and Heidelberg Printing, […]

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Employee handbooks are usually a vital part of the induction process. Employee induction processes are a hugely important period for both the employer and the new member of staff. As well as learning about the role and the rules, this is the time when new recruits are able to orient themselves to the culture of […]

Do you find trying new recipes daunting? You’re not alone. But Swedish furniture manufacturer IKEA is hoping to change that. With the goal of promoting its range of Swedish food, IKEA’s latest paper-based campaign is breaking new ground – and inviting people to step outside their normal culinary routines. To encourage shoppers in its stores […]


Advertising agency WMcCann has received plaudits for its humorous new print advertising campaign for a new bug-killing spray in Brazil. With mosquito-borne diseases like dengue fever, zika, and chikungunya on the rise, the launch of the new insecticide was very timely.  In 2016, Brazil was in the grip of a dengue fever outbreak, brought about […]

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Chemists at The Ohio State University are developing paper strips that detect diseases including cancer and malaria—for a cost of 50 cents per strip. A ground-breaking research was conduted by Abraham Badu-Tawiah, Assistant Professor of Chemistry and BioChemistry at Ohio State University, and two post-doctoral researchers, Suming Chen and Qiongqiong Wan. The researchers were able […]

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Although social media is changing the number of birthdays and special occasions we acknowledge, it hasn’t diminished our desire to send greetings cards. The USA buys 6.5 billion greeting cards each year – sustaining a $7 billion+ industry. Now, two entrepreneurs have launched a range of beautiful paper cards featuring pop-up paper sculptures – with […]


Ever wished you could give your eyes a rest, leave your device behind and browse the latest and best online journalism without the need to stare at a screen? Enter Swipe: a new, free, quarterly magazine that curates the best writing, pictures and trends from the internet and publishes them in a print publication. The […]


Today, too many of us think exclusively in terms of the digital. In advertising, we think of video, interactive, 3D extravaganzas, or if the tightly targeted, customer-aware campaigns that practically read a subject’s life story before sending them any kind of a sales message. But paper is still the default for most consumers, and still […]

Serene Teh is an illustrator and graphic designer who works extensively with paper, so of course it was only a matter of time before she was included here. She has quite a few projects that you can explore on her website (We found her World Food Programme work particularly moving, and her concept for Where […]