OF KIRIGAMI "
THE GUARDIAN 2015
Marc Hagan-Guirey AKA Paper Dandy, is a design director, author and paper artist specialising in the craft of kirigami; a variation of origami that includes cutting of the paper.
In March 2012, Marc felt he needed a break from a digital only career. He left his role as design lead for a Soho based advertising agency to concentrate on a personal project – Horrorgami. On 31st of October his first solo exhibition opened to a private view. Horrorgami was a collection of 13 kirigami structures based on haunted locations from film and TV. The exhibition attracted attention from hundreds of websites and magazines including BBC, Wired and Creative Review. Time Out magazine placed Horrorgami at the top of the ‘Hot List’, naming it the ‘best event to visit in London’ that week.
Since then, Marc has continued working on kirigami commissions for both private and commercial clients. He has created pieces for Samsung Galaxy, The London Transport Museum, Procter & Gamble and Decorex International.
On May 4th 2015 via exclusives with the BFI and then Wired, Marc announced his second solo exhibition “Cut Scene, inspired by Star Wars“. Features and interviews by Mashable, CNN, Laughing Squid, BoingBoing and Taxi soon followed. In the week running up to the opening of the exhibition, Cut Scene was covered by London Live, ShortList Magazine and BBC World News.
Marc's first book Paper Dandy's Horrorgami was published by Laurence King in September 2015. His second book Frank Lloyd Wright Paper Models, also published by Laurence King was released in June 2017 to mark the 150th anniversary of it's namesake's birth.
In October 2016 Marc signed a publishing deal with Hachette Livre and LucasFilm to produce an official Star Wars movie tie in book. Under the title of 'Journey to The Last Jedi', Star Wars Kirigami was published in September 2017. He's currently working on a follow up.