By now you must have heard of Zim & Zou, two french artists, Thibault Zimmermann and Lucie Thomas, who have created incredible paper creations in their studio in Dordogne France, and across the world for high-profile clients for the past 10 years. Regarded as one of the most well-known and sought-after paper artists, the creative duo is known for their dynamic color palettes, immaculate execution, and above all, incredible imagination and ingenuity.
Using and manipulating their favorite material – paper – Zim & Zou gives life to intricate and colorful sculptures
With work firmly anchored in craftsmanship, the talented duo creates objects and installations out of tangible materials such as paper, wood, and thread, all by hand, from drawing to cutting and assembling. Using and manipulating their favorite material – paper – Zim & Zou gives life to intricate and colorful sculptures. Being inspired by the versatility, infinite range of colors, and unique textures that paper offers, they believe that “the flat paper sheets turned into volume are giving an installation the poetry of ephemeral material”.
New papercraft design project for you to learn with step-by-step videos and tips each month
After conquering the world of art Zim & Zou has returned to the origin of their journey, the core of their making, their love for paper. With a goal to be able to create more personal artworks again and most of all, share their work, their universe with others, they’ve found a way to do this with Patreon.
Wanting to share the love and knowledge for paper art with everyone interested, Zim & Zou publishes one brand new papercraft design project on their Patreon page each month, for you to download. The package includes everything from the templates to step-by-step videos with tips and advice, giving you a unique chance to learn from the masters themselves while experiencing the fun of paper art. And top it all off, the Patreon subscription includes an exclusive peek into what’s happening in their studio. Last month the project was this beautiful Winter Wonderland, and the newly published one is a mega cool space crafter!