Zim&Zou – Intricate Paper Sculptures

Zim and Zou - a spider close-up

Lucy Thomas and Thibault Zimmermann are graphic designers standing behind the contemporary design studio Zim&Zou based in Nancy, France. Their strength is to be a complementary and polyvalent duo that explores different mediums including paper sculpture, graphic design, web design, installation, and illustration. Rather than composing images on a computer, they prefer creating real objects with paper and taking photos out of them. A number of intricate illustrations actually come from the three-dimensional installations made by Zim&Zou. Each piece is cut meticulously by hand utilizing sustainable paper, and even the smallest “waste” scraps are re-used to form some of the smallest detailed components. The aspect of craftsmanship is really important for them and paper gives them an infinite amount of possibilities.


Zim and Zou - a spider Zim and Zou - bird Zim and Zou - crub Zim and Zou - fenix Zim and Zou - insects Zim and Zou - little bird Zim and Zou - personal works Zim and Zou - turtle


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