Friday, September 9, 2011

Mr Yen - Paper Cutting

Jonathan Chapman, aka Mr Yen, is a young graphic designer in England who found himself so drawn to the art of paper cutting that he taught himself and has spent years passionately honing his skill.

Mr-Yen-feathers
Falling Feathers

Last weekend I enjoyed paging through his stylish, new catalogue. The carefully curated collection - personalized wedding designs, silhouettes, wall decor, and stationery items - are so beautifully photographed. I hope you'll have time for a browse.

Jonathan and I are comrades on Twitter where I'm constantly impressed by the kind-spirited nature of his tweets. I asked him where the name Mr Yen originated... "I've been heavily influenced and inspired by Japanese style, culture and design - which is where the "Yen" bit comes from and the "Mr" was added as I thought it sounded nice, friendly and approachable."

So there you have it - proof of what I was saying about his kind nature.... you really can get a good sense of a person just by following their 140 character tweets!

Mr Yen is also on Etsy.

9 comments:

  1. Hello! I just VERY recently found your blog, and I have to tell you that, not only do I absolutely love it, I think YOU are as kind as sweet-natured as you spoke of "Mr. Yen" being. As you said, it clearly comes through! So glad to 'meet' you! I'll be peeking in daily!

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  2. Thanks Kai, that's so nice of you to say!

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  3. I enjoyed seeing Mr Yen's cutout art pieces in his latest catalogue. The are all inspiring! There is something classy and calming about the monotone of white on white.
    Licia

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  4. Beautiful work in Mr Yen's catalogue!

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  5. So beautifully cut.All his works look perfect.The geometrical designs look all the more special.

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  6. I really like the simplicity of the feathers ..

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  7. Absolutely beautiful. Those feathers are so simple, classic and calming. Thank you for sharing his work with us.

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  8. Such pretty things! I love the notebooks in his catalog. This time of year, when the rugrats go back to school, I have to really restrain myself from running out and buying notebooks for myself. I just love 'em!

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