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Bird Postage Stamps

Paper-Based Illustrations from Diana Beltrán Herrera
Posted by Gestalten—07/2017

The lush biodiversity of our planet is under attack, with sea levels rising quickly and rapid deforestation threatening the lives of countless species around the world. What is an artist to do? For Colombian illustrator Diana Beltrán Herrera, the answer was to research the stunning birds indigenous to countries around the world and documenting them in her paper sculptures. Staged as postage stamps, the series of illustrations trace animals from the Eurasian Blue Tit from Portugal to the Singaporean Sterna and the Trogon Viridis of Colombia. The project was recently exhibited in Jakarta as Herrera’s first solo exhibition.

Find more inspiration in our selection of Gestalten books on illustration, each of which documents the exciting developments in a expansive field.

Images © Diana Beltrán Herrera

The Age of Collage Vol. 2

Posted by Gestalten—06/2016

Illusive

Posted by Gestalten—06/2016

Visual Feast

Posted by Gestalten—03/2017

First Things First!

Posted by Gestalten—11/2016

Existential Paintings by Shawn Huckins

Celebrating the United Kingdom’s National Poetry Day
Posted by Gestalten—09/2017

Cut and Fold

Kirigami with Happycentro
Posted by Gestalten—08/2017

Meet Anna Bond of Rifle Paper Co.

She Shares a Few Words on Her Illustrious Career
Posted by Gestalten—08/2017

Introducing Adria Mercuri

The Rising Illustrator Plays with Pop Culture
Posted by Gestalten—08/2017

Jordan Andrew Carter

Colorful Personalities, Colorful Portraits
Posted by Gestalten—08/2017

Illustrations by Rob Bailey

Bright and Boundless
Posted by Gestalten—07/2017

What’s New with Alana Dee Haynes?

Catching Up with the Illustrator
Posted by Gestalten—07/2017

Moonassi Drawings

Where East Meets West
Posted by Gestalten—07/2017

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