Saturday, 28 May 2011
I made these silhouette puppets a while ago for an animation (which unfortunately I don't have) but I really enjoyed making them. Each limb is on a hinge (either made of thread or split pins) so they can move around and be animated. I have always been inspired by the animator Lotte Reiniger, her silhouette puppets are so beautiful. I love this documentary about her, her patience is unbelievable!
Posted by Hattie Newman at 04:21
Friday, 20 May 2011
Thursday, 19 May 2011
I'm very excited to be part of the A4 Paper Festival in Sydney, Australia that's coming up very soon! I will be exhibiting a piece of work that I have been working on over the last couple of weeks. Will post some pictures soon! If anyone is in Sydney you must check out the festival - you can find details about the event and the paper convention collective here
Posted by Hattie Newman at 10:14
Monday, 16 May 2011
Posted by Hattie Newman at 10:35
I was commissioned by YCN and GAP to make 7 paper cities for the GAP window in Milan as part of the Milan Design Festival. Along with some brilliant illustrators and paper crafters we made an exciting colourful display in collaboration with luxury paper company Fedrigoni!
Here's me making maquettes of each city to work out how they will pop up. Because each paper city was being shipped to Milan from my studio in London, I had to make the models so that they could be flat packed and transported as easily as possible. I decided to treat each one as a giant paper pop up – they could lie flat as well as come to life as a 3D pop up model and I wanted each city to pop up in a different way.
Time to make the final models! Here's New York and Milan being made in my studio and a list of things to do in the last few days before the courier arrived.
....and arrived safely in Milan!
The amazing Jamie Brown (in the left window) made and installed his playful vinyl type while Alex of YCN (in the middle window) helped me hang all the paper cities and models.
Posted by Hattie Newman at 08:59