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Behind the design: Lekker Haas paper cuts

Paper crafts  |  September 16th 2011  |  0 Comment

We are always inspired when customers share projects with us because it shows us exactly how we are inspiring people to Do Something Creative Every Day. Plus, isn’t it safe to say a heartwarming story or a beautiful photo is sometimes all you need to get through the busy day?!

When it comes to beautiful photos our eye was immediately drawn to the interesting paper cuts of Lekker Haas. When Diane V., PS Fan and the mind behind Lekker Hass, shared her Brooklyn Map on the Paper Source Facebook Page, we were moved by the way she used our color palette to depict the different neighborhoods of Brooklyn.

Perhaps some of you caught these paper cuts at Henri Bendels’ Fashion Night Out?

But, if you’re like us, and missed Fashion Night Out (though followed nearly every article), then you might enjoy an up-close look at her work.

Brooklyn Map

I used seven colors of cardstock – Fuchsia, Pool, Khaki, Sunshine, Gravel, Peacock, and Chocolate – and each neighborhood is illustrated with paper cut to a pattern found in Brooklyn. For example, that big piece of Pool on the righthand side (East New York) is cut in the pattern of the cables of the Brooklyn Bridge.

Brooklyn Map Paper Cuts
Map of Brooklyn
Paper cuts detail

Manhattan Map

The map of Manhattan is made mostly with paper from the shimmer line, with some Peacock, Cement, and Soft White as well.

Map of Manhattan Paper Cut

After seeing the detail of these paper cuts, we knew exactly why Diane V. said she stopped at Paper Source and the grocery store before hunkering down for Hurricane Irene – It was the perfect time to focus on a new project! And we sure do look forward to seeing more!

–Diane V., Brooklyn PS customer
PS color: fuchsia
Latest fave: PVA Glue Methyl Cellulose

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