Small Booklet Features Amazing 360 Degree Design

This 360 degree flipbook is a modern day take on those silly stick figure sketches found at the bottom of your old high school notebooks. When closed, the small booklet appears like an everyday book, but, when you open it and flip the pages around, every direction reveals new details within the tiny carvings.

Page by page, artist Yusuke Oono laser cut the designs into the three dimensional diorama. The pages, bound together with glue, appear to feature a forest filled with trees, animals, and possibly Snow White and the Seven Dwarves. Ring-shaped spacers ensure that the pages open at the right angle so that the tiny little scene can be viewed.

Yusuke Oono is a Japanese architect currently based in Germany. The design was a top winner in the recent Fab Cafe laser cutter design contest. When speaking about the book, the artist says, ” I like finding new ways to express dimension, and it occurred to me to create this palm-sized book that opens out to form a 3D world. I hope that everyone who opens the book enjoys it and is surprised by how the closed book dramatically transforms into a diorama.” If you are interested in various types of laser design, you can check out the rest of the winners here.

Yusuke Oono’s website
via [Farewell Kingdom]

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