A circular snowflake unfolds in fractal-like detail.

This composition seems to undulate like waves in an M.C. Escher painting.

On the simpler side -- from Elod’s perspective, anyway -- here’s a Union Jack flag rendered in 3D popup.

Papercraft ziggurats extend outward and upward in this multicolored sculpture.

Beregszaszi’s sculptures create patterns of shadow and light that are just as intricate as the paper forms themselves.

Beregszaszi affixed this creation to wooden "book covers" that give it a lanternlike appeal.

The Escher-like intricacy of the artist’s work becomes clear in his larger creations.

Another book-like popup creation encloses nested cubes with subtle elongations.

Beregszaszi’s smaller creations would look right at home on a holiday mantel over chestnuts roasting on an… oh, you know the rest.

Beregszaszi makes many of his sculptures out of single sheets of normal A3-sized paper.

After creating one of these minbogglingly intricate sculptures, Beregszaszi noted on his Flickr stream that his fingers needed a holiday.

After creating one of these minbogglingly intricate sculptures, Beregszaszi noted on his Flickr stream that his fingers needed a holiday.

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Papercraft Sculptures Look Like M.C. Escher in 3-D [Slideshow]

Elod Beregszaszi's delicate, gorgeous paper art would give even an origami master arthritis.

His website doesn't say much, but "artist-engineer" Elod Beregszaszi is clearly some kind of micro-detailed savant when it comes to papercraft art. His delicate creations — from simple Christmas ornaments to dizzying multi-layered compositions — look like they require the precision of a laser and the patience of a saint.

His sculptures grace the windows of shops, galleries, and hotels in London. He's even proposed setting up a workshop with the London Underground to teach his magic to mere mortals using folded up Tube maps. In the meantime, god knows how he pulls this stuff off — but we're so glad he does.

[Via Triangulation; see more pics at Beregszaszi's Flickr page]

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