Visit Bristol

Self Initiated / Summer Campaign

Paper Bristol

Intricate paper bristol sculpture with architecture, animals and plant life

Created in my own time after moving to Bristol to practice making my paper islands.

My self initiated Paper Bristol image was licensed and used for Visit Bristol’s 2017 summer campaign

making a paper gorilla

The paper island consisted of some of Bristol’s key landmarks including the famous suspension bridge, its iconic colourful houses, SS Great Britain, M Shed, hot air balloons, food stalls, Christmas Steps.

The physical sculpture has been on a mini tour around the city and is currently on display at Diva Bristol.


paper Bristol Houses
paper flowers, purple bluebells
  • Made, photographed and retouched in-house
  • Software: Adobe illustrator, Silhouette Studio
  • Materials: GF Smith FSC certified Colorplan paper, all paper is 100% recyclable, re-purposed polystyrene, Posca pen
  • Kit: Sony a7r mark 2, Silhouette Cameo

Client: Visit Bristol
Art Direction: Sam Pierpoint
Sculpture: Sam Pierpoint
Photography + Retouching: Mike Foyle

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