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It’s 2010, and at Behance, we’re the first to advocate using technology to manage both your work and personal life. Yet, we also can’t resist the charms of a fine paper product. Call us old-school, but there is a place for paper in the digital age, and it’s proving to be a material used in increasingly creative ways.
In the office:
It’s easy to get stuck staring at glowing screens for eight or more hours a day. There’s something to be said, though, for a change of medium. If you incorporate some creative paper products into your office life, you’ll jump start your motivation (not to mention give your eyes a rest).
If brainstorming on paper is meant to help get your creative juices flowing, who’s to say you have to stay within the lines? This Inspiration Pad is filled with every shape but a traditional horizontal line to write on. You’ll be forced to stretch both mind and wrist when using this innovative piece to record your thoughts. Take another office essential – the post-it note. Rather than jotting down one-offs and phone numbers on the traditional yellow square, Disk-it // Sticky offers a vintage design: retro post-its that look like traditional floppy disks. We’d be remiss if we didn’t mention Behance’s own Action Products, which are custom designed to help break your loftiest goals and ideas down into actionable parts.
In the gallery:
From its pliability, range of colors, and potential for making miniatures, paper is clearly a fantastic (and may we say underrated) material for artists. Lately, we’ve seem some Paper Art projects that raise the bar for this material. In recognizable subjects, check out this Paper Beatles project, in which the artist crafts tiny versions of George, Paul, Ringo, and John, along with their famous bandstand.
In more vintage models, here’s a Paper Gameboy, complete with an in-progress Tetris game. And, on the more high-brow side, we found a project showcasing elaborate window displays full of paper fashions and animals. Finally, in a tricky move, this ad campaign pictures waiters stumbling with trays full of soon-to-be-spilled food. Look a bit closer – all the food is made of paper, and strategically suspended from the ceiling.
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