For the unacquainted, paper cut or papercraft illustration is a meticulous and painstaking process that sees illustrators turn 2D illustrations into 3D sculptures.
As Paper Cut: An Exploration into the Contemporary World of Papercraft and Illustration shows these can either be simple and effective or staggeringly complex pieces.
The book has been written by Owen Gildersleeve, himself a designer and papercraft illustration specialist.
Gildersleeve spotlights the work of 30 illustrators and while there are familiar faces like Rob Ryan’s there are also many you won’t know.
Ideas, inspirations and processes are laid bare and accompanied by full colour photographs, while the book itself – which has been designed by Gildersleeve and Chris Clarke – has been printed on several different paper stocks.
Paper Cut is written by Owen Gildersleeve, published by Rockport and priced £20