Making a living from paper art (opens in new tab) is a difficult task but thanks to his talents and enthusiasm, Marc Hagan-Guirey aka Paper Dandy (opens in new tab) has done just that. His latest venture, a book titled Horrogami (opens in new tab), sees him recreating horror scenes using Kirigami – the Japanese art of cutting and folding a single sheet of paper to make intricate 3D scenes.
"I've been making Kirigami professionally for almost four years now, but I'm still mesmerised and challenged by the idea of creating an immersive world using only one sheet of paper," he explains. "It never even crossed my mind that this would turn into a career. When my first collection 'Horrorgami' began gaining all of this publicity it was really overwhelming. Giddy is the best way to describe that experience."
Horrogami presents 20 Kirigami projects, all inspired by cult horror tales such as Dracula, Frankenstein, Sleepy Hollow and King Kong, with each featuring step-by-step instruction and a template that can be pulled out of the book. Horrorgami: 20 Gruesome Scenes to Cut and Fold, is available to order here (opens in new tab).
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