Famous Novels Transformed into Book Art

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

The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
The Little Prince

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes
Flowers for Algernon

I Am a Cat by Natsume Sōseki
I am a Cat

Kokoro by Natsume Sōseki

Night on the Galactic Railroad by Miyazawa Kenji
Night on the Galactic Railroad

The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
The Diary of a Young Girl

The Spider’s Thread and Other Stories by Akutagawa Ryūnosuke
The Spider's Thread and Other Stories

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