Hand-Cut Typography

Regular TAE readers know by now how huge a fan of typography I am, which is why I’m so excited to see unusual takes on it. I just discovered creations by a lady named Bianca Chang from Australia, and what she does on paper is just crazy good.

Born in Brisbane and now based in Melbourne, this 27-year-old designer and artist creates paper sculptures painstakingly by hand. Using a pencil, ruler, compass point, and blade, she does mindboggling, accurate, clean-looking designs (mostly typography). Using multiple sheets of recycled paper, she transforms a usually neglected disposable piece of media as something with permanence.

Here’s a short video of how she makes them, which details how much time, effort, and creativity it takes to make just one piece:

She describes her paper creations as “a material so beautifully tactile and simple yet often mindlessly discarded.” Her works show that she has a lot of patience, unbelievable attention to detail, and unparalleled creativity that prove that sometimes, less is more. Here you can see her minimalist artworks that speak volumes:

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You can find out more about Bianca Chang at her website. Thanks so much for reading!