We are so excited to feature the very radical Marsha Golemac, creative designer and paper artist extraordinaire! Marsha was recently asked to play host to Style Lab at life instyle Melbourne 2014 held at the Royal Exhibition Building. For those of you who don’t know, Style Lab is an interactive display showcasing the latest trends and design-led products. Each day, the host creates a new scene, made live each morning of the event.
Way back when, Marsha spent many years working with the talented team at Kikki K, creating stationery and homewares before going freelance. She now teaches paper artistry at Megan Morton’s ‘The School‘ and works in all design realms from interior styling to photography. If that wasn’t cool enough, she has also collaborated with and created installations for fashion labels such as Gorman, Incu and life instyle exhibitors, Megan Park, Kate & Kate and UASHMAMA. Does this woman ever sleep?
Marsha sure knows how to style, her show stopping scenes and bold styling choices are one-of-a-kind. life instyle shares: “Marsha’s work can only be described as infectiously inspiring, fresh and unique.” We had the pleasure of donating Grange Offset for the paper art used in her scenes and how good is this, once Style Lab was finished, Marsha returned the paper and we re-purposed it to make notepads for our factory outlet Pedigree. If any of you find yourselves with left over stock, feel free to bring it back and we will put it to good use.
E is for Eiko Ojala from Estonia (that’s him with the hand sticking out of this head). He’s an illustrator/designer with a ridiculously good eye for colours, light and shadow. His simple illustrations play with negative space and simple shapes that turn into intricate and interesting images. He keeps the images minimal. He’s a craftsmen, no doubt about that.
We collaborated with Three60 and Eiko to create a unique set of images. We were intrigued to see how he responded to the brief, bringing to life the sketches Three60 produced for him to work off. Needless to say and as naff as it sounds, our paper dreams were exceeded. You can see a couple of examples of our new dogs on the home page.
Eiko was nominated for the ‘Young IIlustrators Award 2013’ as well as the ‘YCN professional Award 2013’ and ‘ADC Young Gun 2013’. His work has appeared in Wired, New York Times, New Yorker, New York Observer, Sunday Times, Harvard Business Review, V&A Museum, Dwell magazine, Le Monde and Intel. Eiko has also been featured on multiple platforms and forums, including Trendland, It’s Nice That and Etapes. You can check out Eiko’s work on the Behance network or via his own website
Images we’ve used are mainly from the blog Design&Paper This David Bowie one above
is one of our favourites.
Agency: Stephanie Wiehle Paper Artist
Client: Mobil Magazine: Deutche Bahn
Introducing Stephanie Wiehlem, an ultra-talented, professional paper artist based in Berlin, Germany. Stephanie specialises in illustration and hand rendered typography. Did we mention she also practices as a freelance graphic designer and art director? As if she wasn’t busy enough, in her spare time, Wiehle crafts and experiments with different typographic techniques. Her reputation and portfolio are both super impressive, having worked with clients such as Schwarzkopf, Mercedes Benz, Nike and Deutche Bahn.
Recently, Stephanie was featured in ‘The Paper Convention’ newsletter. The story was about the illustrative piece she was commissioned to create for a criminal detective story in Mobil, Deutche Bahn Magazine. Stephanie’s intricate paper quilling work and ornamental style beautifully captures the dark and dramatic tone of the story. Her creative process involved hand drawing each letter onto coloured card, and then adding depth and dimension by experimenting with techniques such as folding and layering the paper.
Stephanie’s dedication to her craft is reflected in her distinctive style and we’re pretty sure we’ll be seeing more of this incredibly talented lass. For more wow moments check out her folio: www.stephaniewiehle.de
Title: Pink Ribbon Breakfast Campaign
Agency: Marlin Communications and Paperform
Client: National Breast Cancer Foundation
Printed by: Emerald Press
This year’s campaign for the Pink Ribbon Breakfast, created by Sydney based agency Marlin Communications, is really remarkable. The moving tribute features the portraits of six Australian women diagnosed with breast cancer. Marlin commissioned Sydney based paper engineer Benja Harney from Paperform to craft each portrait. The hair was created using Kaskad Bullfinch Pink paper strands, placed with such precise attention to detail that Benja does with such flair.
The National Breast Cancer Foundation’s overall aspirational goal is to fund research that will help achieve zero deaths from breast cancer by 2030. “Our aim with this year’s campaign was to inject meaning into the event,” says Dan Geaves, Marlin’s Creative Strategy Director. “The six portraits feature five survivors, and one woman who passed – to remind supporters that not every woman survives the disease.”
National Breast Cancer Foundation are aiming to raise over $2 million dollars this year to fund Australian research. The Pink Ribbon Breakfast campaign for 2013 urges individuals across Australia to host a breakfast for friends, family or colleagues in October.
We encourage all our readers to support the cause, let’s blitz the NBCF $2 million goal!