These whimsical paper cutouts were created by Londoner Rich ‘Paperboyo’ McCor who has a reputation for transforming some of the most iconic landmarks — like Paris’s Arc de Triomphe and London’s 02/Millennium Dome — into delicious-looking cakes and LEGO.
It all began when McCor became a tourist in his own city. He used simple cutouts to transform the monuments that surrounded him throughout London, turning them into giant penguins, maids, and roller coasters.
“My first idea was using a cut-out to transform Big Ben into a wristwatch,” the artist wrote on Bored Panda. “Whilst I was there, a girl and her father took an interest in what I was doing and I showed them the photo on my camera screen. They were full of enthusiasm for the idea, and it spurred me on to do more.”
It takes McCor around 15 minutes to design the cutout the way he wants it for the chosen location. His work has not gone unnoticed as he’s racked up a whopping 432K followers on his Instagram account and even a book on Amazon.
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