Mondays, Maggie Muses: Tony Ziebetzki’s Type Scan Alphabet

I have been on a paper art kick lately. I also am drawn to typography. German graphic designer Tony Ziebetzki came up with something that can only be described as artful and intriguing. Using just paper, scalpel, ruler and scanner he has created an alphabet that is visually impactful. The fact that each letter has its own unique personality is equally impressive. Who knew that using just 4 elements could create remarkable results? Obviously Ziebetzki did!

Type Scan Alphabet - A

Type Scan Alphabet – A

Type Scan Alphabet -B

Type Scan Alphabet -B

Type Scan Alphabet - N

Type Scan Alphabet – N

Type Scan Alphabet - F

Type Scan Alphabet – F

Type Scan Alphabet - Q

Type Scan Alphabet – Q

Awesome, don’t you think? To view more of Ziebetzki’s Type Scan Alphabet, jump on over to his profile on Behance. All pictures are property of Tony Ziebetzki.

Mondays, Maggie Muses: 3 Amazing Paper Sculptors

Hi, I’m Maggie. My husband (Legh) and I own re-souL.   I like to “muse” about things that inspire me.  Especially on Mondays.

I am very drawn to paper art.   I love the way paper can transform itself from a flat object into a 3 dimensional sculpture when labored by the hands of a talented artist.  The vision and the patience that one must have to see something more than just a flat piece of paper and turn into a wonderful object that captures your imagination is so inspiring.

Take for example the artist from Columbia, Diana Beltran Herrera.  Her birds look like they will be able to sing or take flight at any moment.  “Herrera’s work seeks to explore the chillingly disengaged relationship between humans and nature in modern society. Using paper as her primary medium she is able to present notions of temporality and change, emphasizing the process of transformation that continuously occur in nature as well as mankind.”

Patty Grazini’s paper sculptures are “inspired by the beauty and mystery of recapturing forgotten moments and scenes from history.”   She researches history and collects ephemera from her travels to create unique sculptures that capture the imagination of what it might have been like to live in that time.  Each one of her sculptures is given a name and has a story to tell, each one entirely made of paper.

Anna-Wili Highfields’s sculptures are stitched together from archival cotton paper. “Her works explore the organic qualities and resistance of paper, generating a tension between the complex realism of form and the limitations and economy of the materials used. They represent animal life in an immediate way that conveys the energy, movement and physical character of different creatures.”

To view  and read more about these talented artists click on the links below. All images by Diana Beltran Herrera, Patty Grazini and Anna-Wili Highfield.

Diana Beltran Herrera

Patty Grazini

Anna-Wili Highfield

Mondays, Maggie Muses: The Paper Creations of Irving Harper

Hi, I’m Maggie. My husband (Legh) and I own re-souL.   I like to “muse” about things that inspire me.  Especially on Mondays.

I was perusing through yesterday when I came across these intricate, gorgeous paper sculptures by industrial designer Irving Harper. I just had to share. He first started making them while working on the Chrysler Pavilion for the 1964 New York World’s Fair as a way to relieve some stress.  His house is full of them! What a lovely way to surround yourself with art you created. Wouldn’t you love to have one of these?  I certainly would!

Irving Harper is part of the Herman Miller “Why Design” series.

Video courtesy of Herman Miller. Images via