We are keen to explore new directions in our paper work for clients, and were delighted to make up some paper apple prototypes from recycled books. The apple shape, is a bit like the heart shape – familiar, simple and pleasing with soft curves. We were very happy with the outcome.
Did you know that the apple is actually part of the rose [rosaceae] family? We’ve made plenty of paper roses, so I guess paper apples are a natural progression!
In searching for some interesting apple facts, I came across this delightful piece of info on Wildflowers-and-weeds.com:
“In the early 1900s, botanists reclassified the former Spirea, Plum and Apple families as subfamilies within the Rose family. In response Robert Frost poemed,
“The rose is a rose and was always a rose.
But the theory now goes that the apple’s a rose,
and the pear is, and so’s the plum, I suppose.
The dear [Lord] only knows what will next prove a rose.
You, of course, are a rose – but were always a rose.”
I wonder what his response would be to a book paper version? 😉