Tokyo-based artist and designer Tomoko Takeda doesn’t just read books, she turns the famous literature into fantastic works of art. Her series ものがたりの断片 (Story Fragments) cuts down into the pages themselves to reveal the story in physical form. She says she makes books not just to read, but something to enjoy looking at.
In each piece Takeda pulls from the books plot to create a many layered image based on what is found inside. In Jules Verne’s tale of schoolboys stranded on a deserted island, a tall-rigged ship sails from the stormy pages. In Miyazawa Kenji’s introspective Night on the Galactic Railroad, a train rolls over swirling fields. Find more work from Takeda, including her slowly revealing “Mother Book” on Behance.
Above: Two Years’ Vacation by Jules Verne
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