How to build a Ford Mustang from scratch. By hand. Using only paper.

You can file this one under “It’ll make yer brain melt if you really think about it.” Brooklyn artist Jonathan Brand constructed every single part of a 1969 Mustang coupe at 1:1 scale out of nothing but paper. The obvious question – well, one of ’em anyway – is, “Does it run?” No – he reproduced the car in its entirety, right down to the nuts and bolts, but is displaying it as individual collected parts, rather than as a single object. It’s the centerpiece of Brand’s second solo exhibition at Hosfelt Gallery, New York from September 20th – October 29th. Another obvious question is, “How?” He used computer drawings created with large-format inkjet printers as stencils. Then he cut, folded, and glued the shapes together. Many more questions are answered in the great video at the bottom – we like the part where he talks about the structural qualities of steel vs the structural qualities of paper.

Thanks to Chrispopher on Collossal for first featuring this.

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