Paper Art Archive

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Hand Cut Maps by Karen O’Leary

Artist Karen O’Leary of North Carolina has created an amazing series of hand cut paper maps of popular cities like Sydney, Manhattan, London, New Orleans and many more.

German designer Dirk Schachter also inspired us by creating beautiful Typography-Inspired-Maps but Karen O’Leary has really taken the maps drawing to a completely new level by creating maps using intricate paper cutting techniques. Let’s take a look at her artwork.

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Hand Cut Maps by Karen O'Leary

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Hand-Stitched Vogue Magazine Covers

Artist Inge Jacobsen created a series of hand-stitched Vogue magazine covers. It took around 50 hours to create one piece but according to Inge it all depends on the image.

The process involves making holes with a needle to prevent the paper from getting damaged when I start sewing into it. This is all done by eye. Then it’s a case of very carefully cross-stitching the whole thing.

Hand-Stitched Vogue Magazine Covers

Hand-Stitched Vogue Magazine Covers

Hand-Stitched Vogue Magazine Covers