Here’s another beautiful one-off book & paper project called “Paper City“. You may remember I posted Kim Keene’s to-go box paper city a while back. This is another project from the Ringling College of Art & Design, this time from Junior Lauren Elizabeth Pritchard. Sheesh, I wish I was this talented at that age. Lauren has this to say about her Nouveau Garden Paper City:
This is a project I designed for my packaging class at Ringling College of Art and Design during this fall semester of my junior year. The only parameters to the assignment was to design a city strictly made out of paper that had a theme to go along with it. I came up with something along the lines of “Nouveau Garden”. I first began in Adobe Illustrator designing the diagrams for the buildings and patterns to go inside. I then printed them on paper and put them together in a 3D form. it was mostly a process of trial and error to see what worked and didn’t. Once the city was constructed, I took the patterns + diagrams and designed a book with directions and pictures so others can put it together as well. Everything from the greenhouses to the tiny vines were designed and cut by hand with an exacto knife.
But wait, there’s more:
Now that I’m thinking about exacto knives and this project, I actually went to the emergency room for stitches while doing this project because I cut off the end of my thumb. No worries though, its healed and still functions!
Yikes! We make papercrafts here at home and I’m constantly worried I’m going to do just that. Glad you’re OK Lauren!