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


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:

A photo posted by Rich McCor (@paperboyo) on Oct 13, 2015 at 12:11am PDT

Church of Our Savior, Copenhagen:

A photo posted by Rich McCor (@paperboyo) on Oct 14, 2015 at 8:42am PDT

Globen, Stockholm:

A photo posted by Rich McCor (@paperboyo) on Sep 5, 2015 at 1:42pm PDT

Trafalgar Square, London:

A photo posted by Rich McCor (@paperboyo) on Aug 27, 2015 at 3:11am PDT

Eiffel Tower, Paris:

A photo posted by Rich McCor (@paperboyo) on Oct 22, 2015 at 4:57am PDT

Maritime Museum, Amsterdam:

A photo posted by Rich McCor (@paperboyo) on Oct 1, 2015 at 10:08am PDT

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

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