Amazing Papercut Illustration and Process Video by Piko


Inspired by the Herbariy project, “I WILL MAINTAIN” takes the initial idea of interpreting official coats of arms of other states in a decidedly different direction – one that aims to test the boundaries of craft. The whole process lasted 6 months, including design, multi-stage manufacturing of details, assembly, construction, photography and final edit. The process was continuously recorded, resulting in over 16,000 shots compiled in the video that you can watch above.

Illustrator: Ivan Belikov / Further Up
Craft & Photography: Piko and Beauty & the Beast Studio
Team: Olga Cebanu, Cristina Cornileac, Nastea Colesnicov,
Constantin Sarcov, Eugen Catruc and Sandu Cojocari.

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Learn more about this project here.

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Categories: New Illustration

Author:Thomas James

Thomas James is an Illustrator who has worked with The New York Times, WIRED, Pentagram, Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, and many others. You can see his work at

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5 Comments on “Amazing Papercut Illustration and Process Video by Piko”

  1. January 10, 2015 at 4:30 am #

    Awesome work! Thanks for sharing! :-)

  2. January 10, 2015 at 6:12 am #

    Reblogged this on Oak Tree and Stars and commented:
    This is a wonderful video. I feel inspired to give the process a try. See what you think?

  3. January 12, 2015 at 7:32 am #


  4. January 12, 2015 at 7:36 am #

    Reblogged this on Whimsical Art & Geekery and commented:
    Wow – this had to be shared! Incredible!

  5. sebainsworth
    January 12, 2015 at 11:09 pm #

    Reblogged this on Sebastien Ainsworth.


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