Barcelona-based paper artist Raya Sader Bujana has created a series of sleek paper figures for an Olympic-themed stock photography shoot. These were created in collaboration with photographer Leo García Méndez.
Some of these sports illustrated paper figures are made up of up to 150 pieces of cut paper and joint by 3mm separators to create the different layering effects.
These paper sculptures brilliantly showcase the agility of movements through its curves. Raya explains, “The added texture, light and volume that the technique provides reinforces the fluidity of the pieces”.
Scroll down for a selection of the designs and see more of her work here
Given that the 2012 Olympics are in full-swing it seems like a fitting time to do a round up of all the Olympic-inspired design that has been floating around the internet recently. We hope you enjoy it.
A retro-inspired poster by Andrew Maunders that draws influence from the design and typography of the 1948 Olympics (the last time the event was held in London).
An original painting by Riccardo Guasco for a temporary online exhibition titled: “London 2012: Let’s celebrate the true spirit of sport”.
A small icon set created by local illustration collective Studio Muti for Brownbook, which focuses on the Olympics and athletes in the Middle East.
Charis Tsevis created these bright faceted illustrations for the Yahoo! Olympic advertising campaign “The Once-In-A-Lifetime moments that happen every four years”.
A booklet designed by Marisa Passos that functions as a quick guide about the sports at the Olympic Games.
The five coloured interlocking rings of the Olympic Games has become an instantly recognisable icon of the annual event. Originally designed in 1912 by Baron Pierre de Coubertin, who was also the founder of the modern Olympic Games, each ring stands for the one of the five participating continents: Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe, and Oceania. Brazilian artist Gustavo Sousa created this awesome animation using the iconography of the Olympic rings to illustrate rough stats about the continents.
oceaniaeuropeamericasafricaasia from gustavo sousa on Vimeo.