We all know that that’s so much it can be done with paper, besides writing and drawing.  So, at the beginning of this new year, we made a selection of the most exciting paper art we have seen!

Prepare yourself to be surprised, delighted and inspired by the most incredible art paper in the world.

The World’s Biggest Book

One of the most impressive paper art projects we’ve seen weighed in at a rather amazing 1,500kg. This giant paper project holds the Guinness World Record for the world’s largest book. Housed in the Arabian Centre shopping mall in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, the book measures 5m x 8.06m and has 429 pages. Although originally unveiled in 2012 by the Mshahed International Group, visitors to Dubai can still see this amazing feat of paper engineering in the mall.

Redefining the Paper Aeroplane

San Francisco-based designer Luca Iaconi-Stewart spent 5 years building a 1:60 scale model of a Boeing 777 out of manila folders. His project began in 2008 after the young designer was inspired by an architecture class where he learned to make simple models out of a card.

Iaconi-Stewart decided to take the skill one step further and began looking for detailed airplane schematics on the Internet. He eventually discovered a schematic of an Air India 777-300ER which he was then able to recreate in Adobe Illustrator. He then printed the designs directly onto the paper manila folders, from which the intricate paper plane has been assembled.

Paper Scenes

London-based designer Hattie Newman creates wonderful paper creations and escapist scenes out of colorful paper. Her creations have a whimsical quality, as you can see in this colorful paper city, a project that took the designer six weeks to create. Newman began experimenting with paper art while still at college, initially creating pop-up books and paper theatres. Since then, she’s been commissioned by big name brands including The London Olympic Park and Lacoste.

Moving Paper Sculptures

Artist Felix Semper creates paper sculptures and artworks that move. Using glue and paper, he creates fabulous concertina effects that bring an extra dimension to his paper sculptures.

Each sculpture requires around 7,000 sheets of paper that the artist stacks and glues together. He then carves and sands the paper to create the sculptural shapes of his artwork before adding paint and other finishes. The whole process is entirely handcrafted; Semper forgoes laser cutting techniques in favor of a much more hands-on approach.

These artists prove that paper is versatile and can lead you where the imagination drive you. Stay tuned on the Printing Report to know more of this amazing art.