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25 Amazing Papercut Artists

by Grace Bonney


Today Design*Sponge is almost entirely devoted to paper crafts. Coming up, we’ve got two interviews with artists who specialize in the classic paper techniques of marbling and paper cutting, as well as two paper-based DIY projects, a roundup of marbled design goods and an in-depth look at the history of marbling. To kick things off, I thought I’d share 25 of my favorite artists who create incredible cut paper designs. I narrowed this list to 25, but my full Pinterest research board (I love using those secret boards for my initial research) of 40+ papercut designs is right here if you need a little more inspiration. xo, grace

Image above by Elsa Mora

Yuko Yamamoto

Elsa Mora (Etsy shop here)

More papercut designs after the jump . . .

Mia Pearlman

Hina Aoyama

Karen Bit Vejle

Sharon Arnold

Bovey Lee

Jaq Belcher

Annie Vought

Kako Ueda

Georgia Russell

Xin Song

Amy Flurry and Nikki Nye of Paper-Cut-Project

Lisa Rodden

Peter Callesen

Jen Stark


Yulia Brodskaya

Donna Ruff

Julene Harrison

Rob Ryan

Anne ten Donkelaar

Sarah Dennis

Jonathan of Mr Yen*

*Stay tuned for an interview with Jonathan next!

Elod Beregszazi

Suzy Taylor (Etsy Shop here)

Naomi of Woodland Papercuts (Etsy shop here)

Emily of Bird Mafia

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