Fold Your Own Clothing! (Paper Art)
“Mapquest” is a series of clothing items made from folded maps by Elisabeth Lecourt.
Notes about the artist (from Fairfax Contemporary Art Galleries):
Elisabeth Lecourt, born in France in 1972, now lives and works in London. Educated at Central Saint Martin’s and achieving her Masters at the Royal College of Art in 2001, Lecourt exhibits in New York, Brussels, Madrid, Mexico, London and more.
Her head turning work includes her intriguing line of map-wear. She folds and cuts individual maps by region to produce clothes not to be worn but rather hung, mostly pleated parochial dresses and button-down shirts made out of modern maps. Universal by nature, her work is popular wherever shown. In 2004 summer “les robes géographiques travelled to Brussels, London, and New York and she was named 2004 Best Newcomer by BIDA, the British Interior Design Association.
Links via Sweet Station and Design Boom