Craft design

#printing #paper #sculpture

All images © Lee Ji-hee, shared with permission

After a meticulously constructed collection of meals and housewares, Korean artist Lee Ji-hee returns to a more mechanical subject with a life-size paper model of Heidelberg typography. Similar to her vintage film cameras, Lee’s press is an almost exact replica – she tells Colossal that she studied the original German model closely before creating her sculpture from paper and corrugated cardboard – and is complete with a range of branded mechanisms and details, including its power supply and branded windmill plates bearing the company logo and manufacturing information. The machine, which lasted for three months, celebrates the long history of the printing industry on Chungmuri and Euljiro streets in Seoul.

You can find more of Lee’s paper work, which includes an 8-meter train, elaborate dishes and cleaning supplies, and a miniature model of Incheon International Airport, on Behance and Instagram.

#printing #paper #sculpture

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