Saturday, July 31, 2010


Ribbon always wanted to have the last touch in packaging. I have also seen a lot of jewelries and accessories made with ribbons, but I have never seen such a lovely 3D animal-shaped ribbon.

‘Ribbonesia’ is the art project, which artist and illustrator ‘BAKU’ Maeda has been working on. In his collection, you can see a lot of joy and fun and I believe Baku Maeda feels happy making each of them. Each animal design is handmade with love, the details on his product are amazing and are second to none.

“It was 2 years ago in 2008 that I got this idea in making sculpture by using ribbon. I have gone through so many tries and errors since then. Now I have several families of my favorite animals. Will keep updating the new family of animals on this blog.”-Baku Maeda

The making behind these adorable 3D animals is tougher and longer than I could imagine. Not only being persistence, he also has to treat all his creations as part of his family, much more than just a “product”. And that really earned him a lot of respect in his work. I was personally deeply touched by his attitude in being extremely passionate on what he does. And I thank him and his creative team for producing such an inspiring project.

I wish all readers a nice weekend!

Quotes from Ribbonesia wesbite

'Ribbonesia' is 'BAKU' Maeda's art project who lives and works in Sapporo, Japan.
He as an artist and illustrator has been working with pens and brushes on paper and canvas. Since last couple of years, Mr
he has been using wrapping ribbon to create more 3 dimensional and sculptural works.

'BAKU' has always been interested in expression of animals since his childhood. Bending and twisting intuitively and carefully
chosen colors and delicate hand works made possible to create lively impression of animals.

In digitalized automation world, there is less and less quality differences on products. People are more and more looking
for non-digital, handmade products.
'Ribbonesia' will be your spokesperson for your someone special or anniversary to bring unforgettable joy and happiness.

For the original packaging, for the special occasions, 'Ribbonesia' is for you to make a wonderful morment. We will update
our activities and news on our website and blog so, please keep eyes on it.
Every 'Ribbonesia' animals are different just like living animals. We hope you to pick some and find your original way to celebrate.

BAKU Maeda
Artist / Illustrator

Born and live in Sapporo, Japan.
In creation of his distinctive style, He has been working in various media nationally.
As he is working in his home town Sapporo, known as city with rich nature environment, recently, he is more and more interested in wildlife as his theme of creation.
Follow Ribbonesia on Twitter and download their very nice wallpapers as your inspiration.
All images sourced from Ribbonesia
Wonderful creative team from Ribbonesia

Baku Maeda /Artist
Toru Yoshikawa /Creative Director
Ryo Ueda /Art Director
Fumiaki Hamagami /Web Director
Kei Furuse 古瀬桂/Photographer

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