Arabian Nights in paper

  • For our independent projects at university we are invited to set whatever brief we choose. I really love paper art so I set (what would be to me) a dream brief:

    GF Smith have opened a two floor paper sanctuary just off Oxford Street. It is used as an event and exhibition venue and regularly hosts creative takeovers by artists and designers. You are the designer that has been asked to create the next show space. The space should bring your artistic style and vision to life in paper form. The topic of the show is your choice but it must challenge, inspire, and wow its viewers. Throughout this show case GF Smith hope to appeal to everyone from students to creative directors alike.

    The chosen theme was Arabian Nights.

    Three tales were chosen from the book and then I illustrated them using symbols. A shortened version of each tale would be printed on the wall beside each lantern. Hopefully this would challenge the viewer to interpret how the symbols connect to each story. Each symbol is concealed inside an Arabian style  lantern, made completely from GF Smith papers. These lanterns would be displayed in the GF Smith studio to show the possibilities of what can be done using their papers.