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Published on December 18th, 2013 | by Vincent Jobse

IdN: paperwork and Portugal

IdN, always visually vibrant and alive, shows amazing paper portfolios and has a special on Portuguese design.

Paper hasn’t disappeared yet – on the contrary, there is a growing attention for this material. Perhaps not as a carrier of messages as such, but certainly as a plastic material. It is easy to obtain, low-cost and it takes a lot of patience, skill and creativity to master it. But once you do, amazing creations are at your fingertips.

See the creations of Australian designer Benja Harney, owner of studio Paperform, who specializes in working with this material. ‘Paper won’t do what it just won’t do, which is very frustrating’, her remarks, ‘you find yourself back at square one after a certain avenue of exploration comes up with nothing. But for me this is where the enjoyment comes. It is almost like solving a puzzle and the challenge of finding the right form of making a pop-up mechanism work is deeply rewarding’.

Above: Fragment of a mask used for a poster for the World Pop Up Art Exhibition, Seoul
Beneath: one of six portraits made for the National Breastcancer Foundation (Pink Ribbon)

IdN Magazine
Volume 02 no. 04 /2013
Paper Special

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About the Author

Vincent Jobse is a Dutch design addict, who fully enjoys the pleasures of the web, but who loves print on pure, old-fashioned paper.

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