Sushi roll

Jun 2020

This was a papercut I made as a gift for the home of a friend in New York. I wanted to design something that was visually simple, modern, and with strong geometric themes to match her style. This sushi roll whose pieces have started to fall over at one end fit the bill, and was a fun challenge that forced me to portray a gradual transition from rectangles at one end of the roll, to circles at the other. 

 

To add movement and create a contrast with the mostly straight and clean edges of the piece, I used a meandering and splattered-looking line for the inner edge of the plate. I cut the line freehand, attempting to evoke the decorative dashes of sauce one might see on a nice plate of sushi. 

© 2020 by Tim Rotolo.

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