Lark ♥ papercrafts: Our adoration goes way back. A browse through the Lark archives traces our passion for paper to 1992 and the publication of a no-frills how-to title called Papermaking for Basketry and Other Crafts. We’ve been pushing paper as a creative medium ever since through a wide variety of titles that testify to the material’s broad appeal: Kirigami Menagerie, Creative Cardboard, Paper Blooms, Quick and Easy Paper Crafts, the list goes on.
Our latest paper-related release shows just how far the medium has come in the past two decades. 500 Paper Objects: New Directions in Paper Art is the ultimate tribute to the material, a breathtaking overview of creative work in paper from an international group of artists. Taking the medium in unexpected directions, they’ve designed cutting-edge brooches, delicate dresses, sophisticated sculptures, complex installations, and more. Check out the images below, and you’ll see why—whether folded, woven, or cut, cast, stitched, or painted—paper is proving to be the medium of the moment.
French Bills Brooch by Clare Hillerby
Deep by Anita Wolfenden
Envelope Piece #15 by Kristiina Lahde
Dressing Gown for Feminine Warrior #2 by Carol Ann Rice Rafferty
You can find 500 Paper Objects at Barnes & Noble and wherever books are sold.