Mindbending Paper Illustrations

There seem to be more and more artists who turn to paper as their main raw material for their creations. Some of these artists, such as the one presented below, decide to go big with their artworks.

Yulia Brodskaya, the Russian artist who made the above piece, was born in Moscow in 1983, but has resided in London since 2004. While in Russia, her main interests were represented by origami, textile painting and fine arts. After moving to London, however, she started working as a freelance graphic artist and graduated with a Master of Art in Graphics Communication in 2006. Brodskaya soon turned her attention to illustrations and the ones made from paper brought her worldwide recognition.

The art pieces of Yulia Brodskaya have a lot in common with typography and this comes as no surprise, since the artist herself admitted that “Typography is my second love, after paper and I’m really happy that I’ve found a way of combining the two. Having said that, I don’t want to exclude non-typobased designs, I’d like to work on different projects.”

As mentioned before, Yulia Brodskaya is now popular all over the globe, since the list of clients who commissioned her paper artworks includes such big names as Hermes, Nokia, Starbucks and Cadbury. For more details regarding her clients, please check the website of the artist.

The “papergrafics”, as the artist likes to call her paper illustrations, initially involved a technique named Quilling, which relies on paper ribbons. Brodskaya managed to add a new dimension to this technique and to the craft itself and her originality brought her not only recognition,

People who use Google Chrome as one of their Internet browsers will be delighted to find out that there is also a theme designed by Yulia Brodskaya for this particular piece of software. As expected, the Google Chrome theme features elements that resemble the paper illustrations of the artist. The ones who do not have the chance of seeing her works of art in real life will have to content themselves with this theme that is still beautiful, nevertheless.

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