ART

Bookstore Window Display By Edinas Paper Inspired by the World of Hans Christian Andersen

04/12/2018

Hungarian paper visionary and creative Edina Németh runs Edinas Paper – a creative agency for paper designs, installations, decorations, workshops, exhibitions and anything imaginable, all revolving our favorite topic: paper. With incredible projects under their belt, Edina together with her talented team created the new Christmas campaign window display for Libri bookstore in Budapest inspired by the enchanted world of the famous Danish author Hans Christian Andersen.

Hans Christian Andersen Inspired Bookstore Window Display Fully Made of Paper by Edina's Paper

A swan flying through the shop window, the ugly duckling, and the Thumbelina sleeping in a nutshell, all remind us of our favorite childhood stories, creating the imaginary world that once only lived in our minds. The crystal white, detailed winter scenery works as a wonderful backdrop for the old, colored illustrations of the characters from the Andersen special edition book. Behind the delicate windows, the light softly shines through the Glama Basic paper layers, revealing a silhouette of a ballerina. And when you walk past the window display, with the help of interactive projection, your own silhouette will appear in the building’s windows, making you truly part of the enchanted experience.

Build out of Arctic Munken Polar paper, the elaborate design is full of tiny details, and the more you look at it, the more you will find references to the fairy tale world of Andersen. The hot air balloons, carriage, steam locomotive, and lamp posts, all make sense once you dive into the stories, finding the meaning and significance of each little design detail.

My favorite part of the installation is the incredible imagination and level of commitment Edinas Paper team put into it, the houses are designed and inspired after a building by the Nyhavn 67 in Copenhagen, a place where Anderson lived from 1848 till 1865. Including original railing and detailing of the sign on the facade.

To experience the beautiful window installation yourself, visit the Libri Bookstore at Váli utca 3. in Budapest. And in the spirit of the holiday season, and to share the joy of reading with even more children, Libri collects books until the 9th of December, to gift them to those less fortunate. So if feel like donating some books, please feel free to drop some off. Read more here.

Hans Christian Andersen Inspired Bookstore Window Display Fully Made of Paper by Edina's Paper

Hans Christian Andersen Inspired Bookstore Window Display Fully Made of Paper by Edina's Paper

Hans Christian Andersen Inspired Bookstore Window Display Fully Made of Paper by Edina's Paper

Hans Christian Andersen Inspired Bookstore Window Display Fully Made of Paper by Edina's Paper

Hans Christian Andersen Inspired Bookstore Window Display Fully Made of Paper by Edina's Paper

Hans Christian Andersen Inspired Bookstore Window Display Fully Made of Paper by Edina's Paper

Images © Lenke Kiss

EDITORIAL

blüten:farb:stoff by Eva Denk Hides The Color Within

30/11/2018

Austrian graphic designer Eva Denk, a recent graduate of the contemporary book design department of the New Design University in St. Pölten, designed the illustrated book blüten:farb:stoff (blossoms:color:fabric in eng) as part of her graduation project. The white-on-white book with an embossed cover hides within an explosion of color like a beautiful jewelry chest revealing it’s gems upon exploration.

blüten:farb:stoff by Eva Denk Hides The Color Within

The blüten:farb:stoff book presents 32 full-page close-up photographs of flowers and fabrics in relation to each other. The translucency, form, and light of the flowers are reflected in the qualities of mutual fabrics. The variable petals of a white-green carnation play with the light; echoing shiny, softly flowing silk-satin. A dark hellebore is shimmering in different shades like the iridescent fineness of ball gown taffeta. And a delicate cherry blossom is like a flattering, gossamer silk mousseline, and the magnolia, a weighty taffeta. It is an invitation to embark on a search for undiscovered detail, to awaken associations, to trace special features and to make one’s own realizations. The book permits for time to slow down, to focus on the moment.

The boldly colorful content of the book is bound in pure and elegant white. The paper of choice is a velvety smooth Pur Coton by Europapier with an open thread stitching, wrapped with an Enduro Ice banderole.

blüten:farb:stoff by Eva Denk Hides The Color Within

blüten:farb:stoff by Eva Denk Hides The Color Within

blüten:farb:stoff by Eva Denk Hides The Color Within

blüten:farb:stoff by Eva Denk Hides The Color Within

blüten:farb:stoff by Eva Denk Hides The Color Within

blüten:farb:stoff by Eva Denk Hides The Color Within

Images © Eva Denk

 

DIY

Make Every Day of December Special With One of These DIY Advent Calendars

29/11/2018

The countdown towards the celebration of Christmas and the holiday season is about to begin.  Make every day of December special with one of these do-it-yourself advent calendars. There is something for every taste and skill level. If you’re after a more minimalist take, or you’re a fan of the on-going green houseplant? Are you handy and no stranger to more elaborate cut-and-glue crafts, or scrambling to put together something last-minute? Look no further. We’ve gathered together 18 stylish and creative do-it-yourself advent calendars any design and paper lover would love and cherish.

Twenty four days of caroling and cookie baking, Christmas movies and decoration making! Are you excited for the holidays?

 

 

 

1 via We Are Scout    2 via Bildschoenesdesign    3 via The Merry Thought     4 via Lila Liv    5 via Minted     6 via Pure Sweet Joy     7 via So Soft Sunday     8 via My Dubio     9 via Oh Happy Day     10 via The Dreamery Events     11 via Rose Hip Cards     12 via Your DIY Family     13 via The Merry Thought    14 via Delia Creates    15 via Rotkehlchens    16 via Tell Love & Party    17 via The Beauty Dojo   18 via Bespoke Bride

DESIGN, TYPOGRAPHY

tacTiles – Educational Tool For the Blind

27/11/2018

As her master’s graduation thesis from the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design graphic design department, Nora Kaszanyi (previously) designed an open source educational tool for blind children, named tacTiles. The tool aims to help sight-impaired children learn the Braille alphabet through tactile pictograms, with each tile pairing a specific letter to an image.

While children with sight have many tools and ways available to help them learn the alphabet, a blind child only meets the system of points. TacTiles offers an alternative, and as an open source concept, the tool is would be available anywhere in the world for everyone via ready to print downloadable files. See the video in the end which explains the idea and execution of tacTiles in full.

Each tile consists of a front side and a back side, with the first being a tactile 3D printed surface with the Braille character, the Latin letter as well as the illustration, while the other explanatory side is for the helper with vision (parent, teacher). Albeit the tool is designed with children in mind, older blind people and those who lost their vision later in life could also rely on tacTiles during their learning process.

While the concept of the open source tool is very intriguing and tackles an important issue, Kaszanyi’s style and design expertise are also noticeable. Besides having to create a coherent and complex narrative through Braille and tactile images, Kaszanyi had to figure out how to design as a visual artist for those who do not have the ability to see?

 

 

Images © Nora Kaszanyi