people too: paper miniatures
 
people too: paper miniatures people too: paper miniatures
mar 25, 2011

people too: paper miniatures

bob marley, part of the ‘star’ series of paper celebrity figures, by people too

celebrity and historical figures find a second life in these paper miniatures by people too, the collaborative efforts of russian designers alexei lyapunov and lena ehrlich.

using a range of knives, scissors, tweezers, and other tools on wire and a combination of construction and specialty papers, the team creates not only miniature furniture and figures but also entire sets for the pieces. their ‘star’ series represents famous musicians, from michael jackson to queen to elton john; ‘tsar peter and tsarevitch alexey’ depicts the happier early days of the famous russian rulers; and their ‘office’ and ‘factory’ series recreate scenes from the everyday working world.

the beatles

elvis

elton john

michael jackson

queen

scenes from ‘office’

‘tsar peter and tsarevitch alexey’, for bathyscaphe magazine

closer view of the tsar and tsarevitch

detail on chess table

‘room rosario’

the tools that people too use in creating their works

left: sketching the scene for ‘tsar peter and tsarevitch alexey’; right: creating the chessboard and playing pieces

creating the figures for ‘tsar peter and tsarevitch alexey’

also providing a sense of scale for the pieces, the entry of a live cat creates a workplace emergency for some of the men in ‘factory’

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