The competition was open to all studying 3D design, fashion textiles, graphic communication, and fine arts. We received a whopping 70 submissions in total, and we were truly floored by the calibre of the entries.
Of course, we couldn’t help but inspire the next generation of paper lovers out there, so all students were able to participate in a workshop where they learned about the optics and haptics of design paper, and why paper choice matters.
The brief was simple to allow the students maximum creative freedom on a blank canvas of one of our Pergraphica Whites. Three categories were defined to which they could submit their entries, but everything else was left to their interpretation:
- Creatives inspiring creatives
- Paper for perfectionists
- A sustainable creative design paper
We are happy to present the winners and finalists from each category and their wonderful projects.
The person is not satisfied with the results until they spell out ‘Pergraphica’, which the person is satisfied with, as this is perfection to the person. I used Pergraphica High White Smooth 120 g/m² to create the paper models/objects that were used in the animation, as it was thin enough to pierce with the split-pins, but thick enough not to rip when I was piercing it.
To explore this theme, I wanted to convey a growth in nature. From this, I began research on what I could create using the paper and the possibilities of animation, as I knew it could be quite limited due to this media. I ultimately decided on animating the blossoming of a rose, making use of Pergraphica High White Smooth 100 g/m² as the centrepiece of this work. I made sure to use the 100 g/m² paper as it was easily mouldable and easy to cut. This made the animation much more straightforward than I had previously thought, allowing me to easily change the position of the paper between frames.
I wanted the paper, Pergraphica High White Smooth 240gsm, to be the focal point of the piece and tried to incorporate it into every component, using it as every noise/instrument in the soundtrack excluding the bass line, as well as manipulating it for visual effects. This fits the Creatives inspiring creatives theme, as I want to showcase how such a rudimentary material can have such a diverse effect on the world of arts.