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Famous Landmarks Reimagined with Paper Cutouts

Famous Landmarks Reimagined with Paper Cutouts
Famous Landmarks Reimagined with Paper Cutouts , Big Ben, London. Image © Rich McCor
Big Ben, London. Image © Rich McCor

For the past few months, Rich McCor has been traveling around the world reimagining famous landmarks with paper cutouts.

Starting with some research on the locations he visits, McCor shifts between finding instant inspiration and letting his subconscious drive his creations: “After doing the first few cut-outs, I think my brain learned to look for quirky shapes and ideas in architecture and everyday objects; it’s a pretty good mental exercise.”

Montmartre, Paris. Image © Rich McCor St. Paul's Cathedral, London. Image © Rich McCor Arc de Triomphe, Paris. Image © Rich McCor The Little Mermaid, Copenhagen. Image © Rich McCor + 9

The Eye, London. Image © Rich McCor
The Eye, London. Image © Rich McCor
St. Paul's Cathedral, London. Image © Rich McCor
St. Paul's Cathedral, London. Image © Rich McCor
Montmartre, Paris. Image © Rich McCor
Montmartre, Paris. Image © Rich McCor

“I think my strongest ideas involve the simplest shapes,” McCor notes. “My personal favorite is the UFO over Copenhagen’s Cirkelbroen because of the simplicity of the idea and the execution.”

Cirkelbroen, Copenhagen. Image © Rich McCor
Cirkelbroen, Copenhagen. Image © Rich McCor
Arc de Triomphe, Paris. Image © Rich McCor
Arc de Triomphe, Paris. Image © Rich McCor
Tower Bridge, London. Image © Rich McCor
Tower Bridge, London. Image © Rich McCor
The Little Mermaid, Copenhagen. Image © Rich McCor
The Little Mermaid, Copenhagen. Image © Rich McCor

Copenhagen, Denmark:

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Church of Our Savior, Copenhagen:

A photo posted by Rich McCor (@paperboyo) on

Globen, Stockholm:

A photo posted by Rich McCor (@paperboyo) on

Trafalgar Square, London:

A photo posted by Rich McCor (@paperboyo) on

Eiffel Tower, Paris:

A photo posted by Rich McCor (@paperboyo) on

Maritime Museum, Amsterdam:

A photo posted by Rich McCor (@paperboyo) on

Follow McCor on Instagram (@paperboyo) to view more images and learn more about his paper cutout creations.

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Cite: Sabrina Santos. "Famous Landmarks Reimagined with Paper Cutouts " 25 Oct 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/775932/famous-landmarks-reimagined-with-paper-cutouts/> ISSN 0719-8884
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Big Ben, London. Image © Rich McCor

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