Paper Panda started in 2010 with Louise Firchau making typographical lyrical papercuts from recycled paper.
Since then PP has grown significantly and now has three very distinct styles and a multitude of merchandise so that everyone can have a piece of the original bear.
The Bird & Bunny and folk series of papercuts have been hand drawn and hand cut by Louise. They are inspired by Quarwood, where the Panda family lived in a little cottage in the Cotswolds surrounded by animals and woodland life.
The Storybook series (and other gothic darkness) is a cute collaboration between Mr & Mrs Panda. Louise tells Ryan what to draw with a waggy, pointy finger over his shoulder and only when he gets it perfectly right she cuts it out of paper. It's a good bit of teamwork.
The typographical pieces are created using digital software. Louise studied typography at university and it became an obsession. "There is nothing more satisfying than creating a piece of graphic art using amazing fonts and hand cutting it so perfectly that no matter what the size, it looks like it's been printed."
Now Paper Panda has it's own range of giftware that can be found in the online shop. Everything that has been created is made by small UK businesses wherever possible.
Louise has taught thousands of people to papercut through online groups using a papercutting starter kit, also available in the shop.