I never thought about making a papercraft art piece featuring Darth Vader myself, but other people certainly have. In this case, one artist posed Darth Vader like he’s Jesus Christ himself – a bit of a contradiction with Vader’s Dark Sided ways.
I’ve always been amazed by the mind-bending illusions of artist M.C. Escher. His perplexing worlds definitely had more than a little bit to do with the thematic concepts and set designs in the equally awesome Inception.
French illustrator Grégoire Guillemin created these retro posters as part of his series Exercises in Style, which remind me of the golden age of superheroes. Each poster is unique and the typography matches the overall tone of the art.
Why is it that every wedding I get invited to seems to involve long, drawn-out, hyper-religious ceremonies and readings of old poetry? Somehow I manage to miss out on all the awesome geek weddings, like this Super Mario Bros.-themed
I have always been fascinated by papercraft. Over time, we’ve seen papercraft art that not’s only good to look at, but also functional, too (think papercraft Leica, people.) Here’s another one for the books, only this time, it’s for your eyes only.
I’ve never been particularly adept at cutting precise forms with an X-Acto knife, and then if I do anything with glue, it ends up everywhere it’s not supposed to. So when I see work like this, I can really appreciate the amount of artistic talent and technique it takes to construct something as incredible as these papercraft retro gadgets.
This laminated origami sculpture of the late great Grand Master was masterfully created by Etsy seller and papercraft Jedi catamation. It’s about 3.5″ tall, or about one-tenth of Yoda, if the Star Wars Wikia is to be believed.
The people who make such awesome papercraft stuff never cease to amaze me. Remember the World’s Smallest Nintendo DS Lite from a few years ago? Or the papercraft Android mascot that was a popular desktop decoration last December?
Twitter user cadeson stumbled upon the polar opposite of that other cardboard Gundam:
This jaw-dropping creation is a replica of the ZGMF-X10A Freedom Gundam from Gundam SEED. What it lacks in color it more than makes up for in detail, particularly on its head and fingers.
There have been numerous attempts to create the Android mascot in papercraft form, but the ones I’ve seen have been grossly oversimplified. On the other hand, this one from deviantART contributor nasman1993 is actually a dead-ringer for the real deal – if the little green guy actually existed, and were made out of paper, that is.