It’s not too often that the old media world steps outside the traditional, bringing us something we haven’t seen or felt before. Inspired by the unusual faceted designs of the legendary Buckminster Fuller who helped to change design philosophy on everything from how we look at homes to transportation, this new flexible cover for Novum magazine would make him proud. Created by Hamburg based design studio Paperlux, the tactilely fascinating 15,000 issue edition feels like a flattened geodetic dome, as each thick cover has been precisely sliced along the borders of each colorful triangle.
Like many of Bucky Fuller’s ideas, the designers at Paperlux where told by many that their idea was “in no way possible,” but as you can see from the video below, their persistence payed off and the project turned out beautifully. See more of Paperlux’s highly creative designs, including a number of slick paper etched designs at Paperlux.com.