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Kit Cameo is a special snowflake indeed
July 3, 2013 1:03 PM   Subscribe

Kit Cameo is an artist whose themed paper snowflakes include everything from Doctor Who and famous Archie McPhee items to Cthulhu and Batman. She describes some of her commissioned snowflakes and her process on her Facebook page.

She is also the artist behind the Bag of (Magnetic) Dicks, and the Sack of Shit magnets. But if your tastes run more toward scary Alice in Wonderland paintings, she's got you covered there too.
posted by emcat8 (8 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

 
Nice, except that real snowflakes have six sides, not eight.
Just a bit trickier to fold, but still easy.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 1:13 PM on July 3, 2013


I like the snowflakes a whole bunch. Very creative designs and thematic exploration, good use of the medium, and well executed. I don't know how big they are but I'd guess at least 24" on a side just to be able to have all that detail.
posted by seanmpuckett at 1:48 PM on July 3, 2013


Except that paper snowflakes are a long-established traditional art that has a lot more to do with the folding and cutting qualities of the paper than actually reproducing a crystalline structure. In other words, what?
posted by dhartung at 1:49 PM on July 3, 2013


That is one special snowflake.
posted by miyabo at 1:53 PM on July 3, 2013


In other words, what?

Yes, paper snowflakes are a long-established traditional art that has a lot to do with the folding and cutting qualities of paper, and usually pays homage to the six-sided version of the real thing. They are more subtle and beautiful than the square, eight sided version IMO.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 1:58 PM on July 3, 2013


Here are some lovely and detailed six-sided ones from a retired physician in Ann Arbor.
posted by still_wears_a_hat at 2:20 PM on July 3, 2013 [1 favorite]


these snowflakes are plenty cool, but i think the name kit cameo is far more awesome than just about anything else you'll see on the site there.
posted by rude.boy at 4:26 PM on July 3, 2013 [1 favorite]


Arguing over the symmetry of the snowflakes is missing the points.
posted by maryr at 4:36 PM on July 3, 2013 [4 favorites]


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