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Gail Armstrong

Gail Armstrong's Photo - International Paper Sculpture illustrator. London

Gail Armstrong has been creating paper sculptures for over 25 years and her enthusiasm for the medium hasn’t waned one snip. She still wants every image she creates to be better than the last, and she has cut, embossed, folded and glued her way to a cabinet full of creative industry awards. Her clients simply love her unique ability to turn a flat sheet of paper into an amazing work of art.
From galleries full of contemporary artworks through to Paperchase outlets selling her favourite medium, Gail takes inspiration from the world around her, then applies her imagination to craft characters, vehicles, buildings, products, typography and entire dioramas – either in full colour or plain white. She has a BA and Post Graduate Diploma in Graphic Design and Illustration at Glasgow School of Art.

Approach

Each construction begins with extensive planning as Gail explores the composition and how to sculpt the image three-dimensionally. Then she meticulously constructs the set, poring over the textures, colours and patterns, before it is professionally photographed.

Style

Paper may seem flat to most of us, but Gail sees in it the potential to create new worlds with their own look and feel. Simple sheets are manipulated and transformed into 3D sculptures, imbued with beauty using a gamut of stocks, textures and colours.

Awards

2011 – Creative Circle Awards – Silver in Illustration – Craft Print 2011 – Creative Circle Awards – Bronze in Magazine Campaign – Press 2011 – Creative Match Flair Award for Illustration 2010 – Cannes Gold Lion – Billboards 2010 – Cannes Bronze Lion 2010 – Illustration 2010 – Cannes Bronze Lion 2010 – Press 2010 – The Big Won – 1st in Press Campaigns 1997 – Daler Rowney Award for Outstanding Paper Sculpture

Client list

Gail’s clients include SunSense, Kleenex, United Nations, Charles Darwin University, Nestlé, Sogo Hong, Kong, Sandoz, Macy's, MidFirst Bank, California Lottery, Delta TechOps, Safeguard Handwash and Jack-In-A-Box.
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A Moo Winner
Gail Armstrong is a winner in the MooBriefs Competition run by the print and design company on Instagram.
A Moo Winner
Healthy Resolutions
Gail Armstrong illustrates for the January 2020 issue of Peer Magazine.
Healthy Resolutions
Money Matters
Gail Armstrong works for the current issue of Focus On The Family Magazine on their feature, 'Do your adult kids really NEED your money?'
Money Matters
Major Decisions
The University of Utah's Magazine, 'Continuum', commission Gail Armstrong for a set of paper sculptures to illustrate their guide in helping students to choose their Major.
Major Decisions
Choose Your Attitude
A floral illustration by Gail Armstrong is commissioned by Focus on the Family Magazine for an article on mindset.
Choose Your Attitude
The Creative Use of Paper
Gail Armstrong's delicate paper art is used in an Elle Decoration feature celebrating the material and the art it creates.
The Creative Use of Paper
Zaner Bloser Books
The impressive paper-sculpture work of Gail Armstrong is used on Zaner Bloser school books in the US.
Zaner Bloser Books
Bed of Roses
Gail Armstrong's Bed of Roses is unveiled on Primrose Hill.
Bed of Roses
A Master of Paper Sculpture
The Illustrators Journal delve into the world of paper artist Gail Armstrong
A Master of Paper Sculpture
The Big Conversation
Midwives Magazine ask some important questions with the help of Gail Armstrong's crafted cover art.
The Big Conversation
He's Alive!
Gail Armstrong's life-cycle paper art features in the Easter issue of Brio Magazine.
He's Alive!
Arrest All Mimics Podcast: Gail Armstrong
Ben Tallon visits the London studio of paper sculptress Gail Armstrong.
Arrest All Mimics Podcast: Gail Armstrong
Giving Back
Live Happy Magazine ask Gail Armstrong for a feel-good, vibrant Winter scene.
Giving Back
Top Lists
Gail Armstrong produces three finely constructed cover illustrations for Engineering News Record.
Top Lists
Bob
Following the success of Gail Armstrong's cover image for 'Back to Balance', she is asked to create further images of the character 'Bob'.
Bob
Charlie Award for Gail Armstrong
Gail Armstrong was thrilled to be awarded the top prize at the Florida Magazine Association.
Charlie Award for Gail Armstrong
Back to Balance
Gail Armstrong illustrates the front cover of Dr Halee Fischer-Wright's new book, 'Back to Balance'.
Back to Balance
Save the Day
Sun Sense Suncream use Gail Armstrong's paper skills for two 'Save the Day' posters and animations.
Save the Day
Jackpot!
Loteria hit the jackpot when they commissioned Gail Armstrong to illustrate their latest scratcher cards.
Jackpot!
Lights All Night
More of Gail Armstrong's fun papersulpture Snapchat Filters are released by Jack In The Box.
Lights All Night
Tree Topper
Gail Armstrong's fabulous paper sculpted tree topper adorns an 18ft Christmas tree.
Tree Topper
Snapchat with Jack-in-the-Box
Gail Armstrong creates numerous Jack-in-the Box snapchat filters.
Snapchat with Jack-in-the-Box
Jack-in-the-Box
Gail Armstrong works with the American fast-food chain on several snapchat filters.
Jack-in-the-Box
Best of Orlando
Gail Armstrong was recently commissioned to create this vibrant front cover.
Best of Orlando
Dive In
Gail Armstrong's pool inspired paper sculpture is good enough to dive into.
Dive In
It's Your Year
Gail Armstrong provides papersculpture artwork for the John Lewis Partnership Annual Report.
It's Your Year
IN or OUT?
As the UK makes its decision whether to leave or stay in Europe, Gail Armstrong is reminded of her award winning Kleenex Campaign.
IN or OUT?
Taking Shape
Gail Armstrong has a paper-sculpture artwork shortlisted for a competition at CueB Gallery.
Taking Shape
Sculpture Parks
Baku Magazine commission Gail Armstrong for a paper-sculptured map of the world.
Sculpture Parks
Shine On!
Gail Armstrong works with Oxford University Press on a children's language book.
Shine On!
Matchmaking for Golfers
Gail Armstrong makes a humorous paper-sculpture for Golf Magazine.
Matchmaking for Golfers
Advent
Gail Armstrong illustrates Thriving Magazine's Tales of Christmas Past advent poster.
Advent
Gail Glamour
Capturing the spirit of travel and Winter, Gail Armstrong creates a paper sculpted backdrop for a Glamour Magazine promotion.
Gail Glamour
Impact Your World
Marketforce in Western Australia commission Gail Armstrong to create a papersculpture illustration for Curtin University.
Impact Your World
Back to School with M&S
Back to School with M&S
Gail Armstrong, James Grover, Sharif Tarabay and Turine Tran are shortlisted for the World Illustration Awards 2015
Gail Armstrong, James Grover, Sharif Tarabay and Turine Tran are shortlisted for the World Illustration Awards 2015
Spring Pine
Gail Armstrong illustrates the front cover and inside article for Pine - an online magazine of the North Arizona University.
Spring Pine
Illustrator Profile - Gail Armstrong
Gail Armstrong has a wealth of experience as paper sculpture illustrator.
Illustrator Profile - Gail Armstrong
Cooked by Kids
Gail Armstrong creates paper sculptures for Dole's 'Kids' Cook Book'.
Cooked by Kids
Happy Endings
Gail Armstrong creates a paper-sculpture illustration for Texas Co-op Power Magazine.
Happy Endings
An Ulker New Year
Gail Armstrong creates a paper art New Year card for Ulker in Turkey.
An Ulker New Year
A Night in Bethlehem
Gail Armstrong makes a nativity scene for an activity box set.
A Night in Bethlehem
Barnard
Barnard
Safeguard your Hands
Safeguard your Hands
Water Origami
Water Origami
Gail Armstrong's Solo Exhibition
Gail Armstrong's Solo Exhibition
Content Factories
Content Factories
Alive
Alive
SOGO Hong Kong...on display!
SOGO Hong Kong...on display!
SOGO Hong Kong
SOGO Hong Kong
Understanding Illustration
Understanding Illustration
Building Economies
Building Economies
Zanjice Olive Oil
This fabulous label creation from Gail Armstrong is a personal project done as a "thank you" for some friends.
Zanjice Olive Oil