• 11.29.10

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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John Pavlus is a writer and filmmaker focusing on science, tech, and design topics. His writing has appeared in Wired, New York, Scientific American, Technology Review, BBC Future, and other outlets.