The whimsical scope of paper-art have always enticed us with its own degree of novelty and painstaking devotion (required on part of the designer). And, as a testament to this meticulous nature of devotion, we have come across London-based designer/art director Maciek Janicki’s ‘Paper Metropolis’. Encompassing an ambit of a thriving paper-built city with skyscrapers, apartments, chapels, landmarks, trees and even moving cars; the entire composition is captured in an animation mode, where the innumerable features ‘fold up’ from the ground.
Unfortunately, we do not know much about the remarkable (and certainly complex) process involved in the whole scope. However, the designer has summed up his creation in a simple yet poetic manner –
The streets are paved with paper. This delicate animation follows the charming rise and fold of a fragile metropolis. Captured by an unseen helicopter, the narrative unfolds through winding roads, erupting forests and emerging mountains. Paper City grows in one fluid take, with skyscrapers rising from the page – only to crumble, wrinkle and gently crease back into the ground.
In this regard, the bird’s eye (or rather the helicopter) view gives us an expansive perceptive of the diligent details of the paper metropolis. And, in case you are seriously allured by the animation effects, you can always gleefully gawk at the videos provided below.