Marc Hagan-Guirey is joined by Derren Brown for Horrorgami Launch

Derren Brown was among the list of high-profile attendees for the launch of Marc Hagan-Guirey’s eagerly-anticipated new book, Horrorgami: 20 Gruesome Scenes to Cut and Fold, held at The Glory in Dalston yesterday evening. The book, published by leading arts publisher Laurence King, is the first title by Hagan-Guirey; the world’s leading kirkigami paper-artist. whose intricate paper sculptures have gained him wide spread acclaim and collectors including  Reece Sheersmith, Jonathan Ross, Jane Goldman, Chris Addison, Bryan Fuller and Star Wars director JJ Abhrams.

Speaking with the Guardian this week, Marc stated that this fascination with horror movies was partly inspired by a formative moment on 31 October 1992, when he saw Ghostwatch, a BBC Halloween mockumentary “I thought it was real, because Sarah Greene was presenting and I trusted her. I was sitting on the steps gibbering afterwards.”

This spooktastic new title shows readers how to make their own Kirigami’s inspired by cult horror tales including Dracula, Frankenstein, Sleepy Hollow and King Kong. Kirigami is the Japanese art of cutting and folding a single sheet of paper to make intricate 3D scenes.

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