While there's a tendency among designers to obsess over pens, we all know that you can draw with just about anything; Leonardo da Vinci was scratching stuff out with a rock on a slate, for chrissakes.
The "papercraft" movement shows the same can be said for modelmaking. While it's nowhere near as time-efficient as scraping modeling clay off of a buck, paper can be transformed into stunningly complex surfaces—for those with the patience and raw talent. First off, check out designer Taras Lesko's take on the Pagani Zonda supercar. (Music warning, turn your speakers down.)Want to go a bit larger? German papercrafter Dimi mocked up a 1:1 Ford Mustang front end in his living room, using corrugated cardboard. (Warning, turn your volume down—more crappy music ahead.)
The cake-taker, though, has got to be Canadian artist Jonathan Brand's complete ’69 Mustang. And when we say "complete," we mean complete—despite the fact that it took him three months to make the first tire, Brand persevered and worked out details on both the inside and outside of the car: