Artist creates enchanting paper city

Everyday for the last year Charles Young has added a new tiny house with moving parts to his sprawling miniature city, Paperholm.

Artist and architect Charles Young is currently in the process of making a tiny moving, not to mention incredibly charming, paper world.

Each of the 365 paper structures is mounted on a block of wood, or, occasionally, a potato. Most have moving parts; bunting swaying in the wind, vehicles moving around, turbines and lifts in operation. He films each one doing its thing and uploads an animated GIF of the action.

Here are some of the highlights from Paperholm:


A mysterious, moving house with bird legs


Part of the city looking stormy




Grand building with lift


Special egg gazebo

The models combine to form a single island city which Young hopes to exhibit. He's on a short break right now, but intends to resume creating models for further islands.

[via Present & Correct]

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