MASTERFUL PAPER ENGINEERING BY PETER DAHMEN.
Above, a promotional piece for Lexon, a creative printing company. (Graphic design by Bigwave Media. Image courtesy of Highcon.)
Peter starts working with rough prototypes as he develops these precise folding designs. “Don’t give up if you fail. I fail a lot of times.”
And it’s all about the reveal of the design: “I’m most interested in the movement. Make the movement the beautiful thing. I call it the magical moment.”
Below, six personal projects.
Flower & Crystal. The client was Highcon for the trade show Print China 2015.
A color version for the trade show DRUPA 2016 in Düsseldorf.
Also for Highcon.
For Volksbank Vorarlberg.
“For Iggesund Paperboard, I created a greeting card, which is also a foldable decoration. It can be used to create thousands of different snowflake images. In total, 44,716 different snowflakes. (If you are interested in the mathematics behind this project, you can download a PDF file with the exact calculations here: https://peterdahmen.de/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/snowflake-calculations.pdf.)”
Peter’s website has many examples, and tutorials if you want to try making something yourself: https://peterdahmen.de/en/
A video interview: https://vimeo.com/98760774