The best in papercutting. Have you seen an advert for a new car company called CarWow, it looks like a great idea for buying a car but what struck us was their fabulous ad. The advert features a spinning wheel which revolves to take you through the most stunning papercutting art to explain how the company works: ‘Wheel-o-trope’Director: Richard Chaney

Papercutting has evolved at an incredible rate over the last few years with arts ts now producing the most breathtaking and intricate works. Gone are the days of the simple silhouette, there seems to be no limit to the complexity and beauty of the modern designs.

The oldest surviving paper cut out is a symmetrical circle from the 6th century Six Dynasties period found in Xinjiang China. Papercutting continued to be practiced during the Song and Tang Dynasties as a popular form of decorative art.

By the eighth or ninth century papercutting appeared in West Asia and in Turkey in the 16th century. Within a century, papercutting was being done in most of middle Europe, source Wikipedia

Design Sponge produced a wonderful article entitled ’25 amazing papercutting artists’ the piece features examples of work artists including Mia Pearlman , Jaq Belcher and Anne ten Donkelaar

'Tornado'  Mia Pearlman
‘Tornado’ Mia Pearlman
'Fields'   Jaq Belcher
‘Fields’ Jaq Belcher
Flower construction by Anne Ten Donkelaar
Flower construction by Anne Ten Donkelaar

If you’re new to the art of papercutting we would recommend visiting All About Papercutting

All about Papercutting
All about Papercutting

Here you can view wonderful works and enjoy tutorials to get you started.

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