Paper Mario is back after his last outing with non-paper Mario and Luigi in Paper Jam Bros. (reviewed by us over here). This time, he’s back in whatever papercraft universe he belongs to, along with a metric boat-load of toads, a new companion, and a new weapon that does unusual stuff. All this comes with some old stuff hanging over us from Sticker Star. We get our origami on to review this game, and see whether it’s worth returning to the Paper Mushroom Kingdom.
Tearaway Unfolded is a re-master of the the PS Vita game, Tearaway. In the original, you use the Vita’s unique controls to manipulate the world around the character, making things move, bounce, and come to life. The game obviously had to be remapped to better fit the DualShock 4, so let’s cut and snip and pull and curl to find out how the new game works.
Tengami is a game which pretends to be a Japanese pop-up book. You turn pages, slide the paper bits, and solve puzzles in this game. Let’s see what kind of story it wants to tell.
Nyanyanyanyanyanyanya! No doubt you’ll recall the catchy tune that accompanied the 8-bit Nyan Cat as it flew through outer space and into our hearts.
At the height of its popularity, Nyan Cat inspired remixes, wallpapers, games, and homebrew mods that allowed you to replace the drab Windows progress bars with the jollier Nyan Cat. DeviantART user Philipp S even created a papercraft toy that replicated the movement of Nyan Cat. The result is smashing, see it in action after the jump.
In the Done in 60 Seconds competition hosted by Jameson and Empire Magazine, entrants are tasked with remaking a movie within the confines of a minute. As his entry into the competition, artist Wolfgang Matzl chose to re-tell the dreamy story of Inception using a collection of 19th century-styled paper cutouts. Have a look at his fantastic stop-motion animation below.
[via The Daily What]
If you’re a fan of detailed papercraft, you may enjoy the works of Matt Shlian. This lecturer at the University of Michigan put his engineering skills to good use when he folds paper into wonderfully intricate works of art. Like computational architect Michael Hansmeyer, Shlian uses applications on the computer to create some of his shapes and then and does the fabrication process manually. He says this about his works:
Researchers see paper engineering as a metaphor for scientific principals; I see their inquiry as basis for artistic inspiration. In my studio I am a collaborator, explorer and inventor. I begin with a system of folding and at a particular moment the material takes over. Guided by wonder, my work is made because I cannot visualize its final realization; in this way I come to understanding through curiosity.
Check out some of his paper sculptures and a video of his creation process after the jump.
There is paper craft and then there is paper art. Self-taught Korean artist Cheong-ah Hwang makes the most wonderfully intricate sculptures entirely out of paper, it’s quite unlike anything we’ve seen before. From her set of delicate hummingbirds to colourful scenes to paper versions of some popular super heroes, her creations are beautiful to behold. Have a look at some of her paper artworks after the cut.
Creative studio, People Too, from Novosibirsk, Russia certainly knows their way around a pair of scissors. The artistic duo, Alexei Lyapunov and Lena Ehrlich, create fanstastic and amazingly detailed papercraft sculptures from music-related pieces to plants and mafiosi. Hit the jump to see some of their papercraft designs.
British artist Richard Sweeney studied 3D design at university and graduated with a degree in awesomeness. Using a combination of hand-craft and CAD techniques, he takes takes papercraft to the next level with his most beautiful sculptural forms. Have a look at some of his “forms in paper” models after the jump.
We really like the organic origami from maths professor Goran Konjevod. We’re also drawn to obscure names, and that brought our attention to the art of Elod Beregszasz or elodole as he is known on Flickr.
Elod is quite simply in love with paper. He loves to cut it / fold it / tear it / emboss it / sculpt it. He’s also single. After the jump we take an in-depth look at his cut and fold concertina paper sculptures, and by in-depth we mean nothing but photos. ;-)