Owen Gildersleeve Paper Illustration & Sculpture

Paper Illustration by Owen Gildersleeve

My paper lovin’ heart skipped a beat when the incredible work of London-based designer, papercraft illustrator, and set maker, Owen Gildersleeve, popped up in my inbox recently. Gildersleeve’s illustrations often “play with light and shadow, frequently combining multiple layered paper-cuts with graphical forms and hand-rendered typography”, resulting in pieces with wonderful dimension and touches of playfulness that draw the viewer in immediately.

Gildersleeve’s clients include Google, Kiehl’s, Scientific American, and The Washington Post, and he is also the author of Paper Cut: An Exploration Into the Contemporary World of Papercraft Art and Illustration, which features the work of some of the world’s top papercraft illustrators, including many of my personal favorites, such as Yulia Brodskaya, Helen Musselwhite, Jeff Nishinaka, and Zim & Zou. Yeah, you know this book is at the top of my wishlist!

You can see more of Owen Gildersleeve’s amazing work here and here.

Owen Gildersleeve Paper Illustration & Paper Sculpture

Owen Gildersleeve Paper Illustration & Paper Sculpture

Owen Gildersleeve Paper Illustration & Paper Sculpture

Owen Gildersleeve Paper Illustration & Paper Sculpture

Owen Gildersleeve Paper Illustration & Paper Sculpture

images from Owen Gildersleeve & Levine / Leavitt

Unstoppable Kawaii Mini Cards by Chic + Nawdie

Chic + Nawdie Watercolor Birthday Bear Mini Card

If you have a major soft spot for cute critters (like I do), then Chic + Nawdie’s Unstoppable Kawaii mini card collection will be an immediate addition to your list of paper cravings.

These totally cute 3.5″ x 5″ greetings each feature a different, whimsical watercolor critter by Nhung Le, the designer and illustrator behind Chic + Nawdie, Critters include everyone from a dancing birthday bear (above) to a sunshine-y lion, a trumpeting elephant, an electrified giraffe, and a birthday bunny. Be sure to head on over to Chic + Nawdie to check out all of the totally adorbs cards in this collection of mini greetings. But first, have a peek at some of my faves below:

Unstoppable Kawaii Mini Cards by Chic + Nawdie

images from Chic + Nawdie

Quick Picks : 4.28.16

A Birthday Card Fit for a Queen by Hallmark

A Birthday Card Fit for a Queen

This Week’s Picks

♥ Paula and Waffle’s new book and literary inspired cards (making their debut at NSS this year) are awesome!

♥ If you’re a fan of paper quilling, then you must check this out. Incredible.

♥ And if you’re a fan of vintage ephemera, head right on over and have a look at this.

♥ I LOVE that interactive and dimensional cards are becoming more popular, and these “make a wish” birthday cards by Design Is Yay for A Subtle Revelry (free downloads included) are so cute!

Sweet packaging for a sweet kitchen staple.

♥ Omigosh, these wooden spools! And the trim is pretty darn cute, too.

images from Think.Make.Share / Hallmark