Jul 24, 2018 | By Sarah Housley
Paper craft hits new heights with French graphic design studio Zim & Zou and their creative approach to contemporary paper sculpture.
Zim & Zou, a.k.a. Lucie Thomas and Thibault Zimmermann are based in Nancy (France). In this recent project, Back to Basics the designers were inspired by classic technologies that emerged in the 1980s. These intricate paper electronic sculptures include the artists’ own versions of a Sony Walkman, Polaroid and Leica cameras; Nintendo game controller, cassette tape, floppy disk; and handheld cordless phone.
Their projects use a lot of paper and materials to create each composition, which is realistic with a colorful abstract twist. Something as plain as a typography poster gets a real sense of depth with the use of cutouts and 3-D lettering.
Even though it’s not technically graphics, this impressive collection of contemporary hand-crafted paper artworks have a dramatic visual look and feel to them. The Graphic team love’s the mix of crafted looks and pop-energized 80s color.
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