Anthology, Paper, Scissors

I finished the sixth issue of Anthology on an airplane this afternoon, and it seems that when the game becomes Anthology, paper, scissors, everyone wins. This season’s focus on handmade homes makes a heartfelt appeal to my love of crafts, so it’s no surprise that number six was my favorite issue to date. An especially interesting theme is always nice, but what really makes this issue is the enchanting paper cuts gracing the cover and sprinkled throughout, designed by San Francisco based French artist Chloe Fleury. If you like sculpture, or whimsy, or just pretty things, Anthology’s animation of the “making of” the cover is currently demanding your attention:

I’m particularly fond of the minty green coffee table base and triangle-based wall art reminiscent of a flying geese quilt, and I must have that lamp on the mantle. I love the combination of simple shapes paper craft uses to create depth and complexity in final images, and the saturated and uniform appearance that pieces of paper provide. You can find more of Chloe’s work on her website, but you’ll have to pick up a copy of Anthology to see the rough draft of the cover art, a brilliant map of Amsterdam, and, my personal favorite, Jessica Rae Gordon‘s postcard sized illustrations accompanying an article on homesteading. If the winter issue of Anthology has sparked your appetite for more paper craft, I have a few recommendations:

French artists Zim and Zou (pictured: Coffee Dreams) & Canadian Jessica Rae Gordon (pictured: Archer–my favorite pieces by Jessica are the aforementioned homesteading illustrations though)

Paper birds by Diana Beltran Herrera

2 Responses to “Anthology, Paper, Scissors”
  1. Reblogged this on thepapergnome and commented:
    This just blew my mind. I hope one day my papercraft skills are somewhere near this level of awesome.

  2. Thanks so much for posting such nice compliments about my Amsterdam map, homestead spot illustrations and for picturing my Archer print! This issue was my favorite yet as well. So many great hand making/crafting ideas.

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