Jul 15, 2014  •  In Art/Design, Books

Motion Silhouette: Animated Shadow Book

Ed. note:
If you tried to access this blog earlier today, I apologize for the error. Someone had tried to hack my site, and my web host had suspended the account for suspicious activity. Normally I would have been able to take care of the issue almost immediately, but I was out all morning and did not have access to a computer. No worries now though, because everything’s back!


Motion Silhouette is a new type of pop-up book. Created by Japanese designers Megumi Kajiwara and Tatsuhiko Niijima, it features pop-up paper cutouts that are meant to be used in conjunction with a light source.

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As you can see from the animated GIFs below, the cutouts’ animated shadows whimsically interact with the printed content. The face profile, for instance, can be used to blow at a dandelion or — if used on the opposite page — blow out birthday candles.

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Take a look at the project’s Tumblr site for more pictures and (if you can read Japanese) details. Here are also a couple of videos for your pleasure:

The books are made-to-order and cost ¥6,000 (about $60). You can email the designers through their website to place an order.

Via Designer Daily.

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