These storybooks by Japanese designer and architect Yusuke Oono open up 360-degrees, transforming into an incredible 3D storytelling experience. While Oono’s original designs were so labour intensive they couldn’t be mass produced, Snow White and Mount Fuji have been made available thanks to Loftwork, (the company who sponsored the design contest where Oono’s work gained recognition) and book publisher Seigensha. Check out more images below!
Will Barras sent me over a copy of his fantastic new book, Yeah Man, and it’s almost too much to look at in one sitting. He is one of the purest talents I’ve encountered; I’ve seen him paint huge murals without so much as a sketch. He was one of my favourite artists long before we ever met, and I feel lucky to call him a friend. Do yourself a favour and pick up a copy of this thing. Have a peek inside the book, below.
After numerous prototypes, Kelli Anderson perfected a sequence of cuts and folds that could turn an ordinary piece of paper into a fully functional camera. The Book is a Camera is the ultimate pop-up experience: a book that not only explains how cameras work but actually becomes one!
The coolest part is you can support Kelli and purchase the book here but she specifically designed her pinhole camera under a Creative Commons share-alike license so you can also download the template yourself, build it, examine it, and use the knowledge to even make your own variant!
Kelli and I both spoke at Blend here in Vancouver and her talk was one of my favourites. She spoke about a wide variety of her past work including her counterfeit New York Times newspaper (she produced hundreds of thousands of copies and distributed it on the streets of New York), her amazing stop-motion tribute to the Eameses’ iconic film “Power of Ten” using images sourced from Google Images, and her paper record player/wedding invitations.
She’s the kinda person it’s almost hard to write about because she’s doing so many wildly different things. She’s currently working on a music video so stayed tuned for that!
More images and a video of her book/camera below!
For the last 15 years, Odyssey Works have specialized in single-audience performances: studying the life of a single individual and then orchestrating the kind of intimate and immersive experiences their audiences-of-one never forget. Many are said to go on to change jobs or commit to loved ones afterward. So who better to write a guide book for creating life-changing moments? Check out the video below for more information on their Kickstarter!
Heads up local people, Vancouver Art/Book Fair opens next week (October 17th-18th) at the Vancouver Art Gallery! Hooray! Last year’s event was amazing, and this year’s looks like it will be bigger and better with more than 70 exhibitors and great lineup of presenters.
The event is organized each year by Project Space, a non-profit dedicated to publication as an artistic practise. Translation: If you’re into books and zines you do not want to miss it! The Vancouver Art/Book Fair is actually the reason I got to be real life friends with Hugh from Landfill Editions after admiring what he does from afar for so long (we even went on a hike). So you might even make some new friends! Put it in your calendar.
One of my favourite tumblrs, Cabin Porn, has just released a book! In six years the blog has featured more than 12,000 hand built cabins, and the book chronicles more than 200 of these.
Can we take a moment to acknowledge that the guy in the image above has built himself a bicycle elevator! Watch elevator in action in the trailer below, which was photographed and edited by Noah Kalina.