Imagine opening a book and something pop-up towards you. These foldable paper sculptures created by Peter Dahmen are not just going to surprise you but they are absolutely magical!
Peter Dahmen, who was born in 1967 in Germany, had been putting a lot of interest in paper since his childhood. He would prefer sitting inside his room while cutting, folding and painting pieces of paper instead of playing outside.
But it wasn’t took off until the late of 1980s.
When studying graphic design in college, his teacher gave him an assignment to create a 3D object out of paper. For a student who didn’t own a car, it was difficult to transport his paper sculpture.
So, instead of risking his project, Dahmen began to explore new techniques to make his paper sculpture foldable, like a pop-up book. It is much safer and easier to deliver the project to class on his train commute.
This challenge has changed the course of his life. Dahmen enjoyed creating pop-up sculpture so much that he became obsessed with it. He started to elaborate and eventually came out with many outstanding designs.
The pop-up paper sculptures are so impressive that they will make you feel magical.
Credit: Christopher Helkey
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