This Series of Japanese Flip Books Gradually Reveal Cut Out Cubbies

By: Alyson Wyers - Nov 21, 2014
References: mouhitotsunokenkyujo & thisiscolossal
These Japanese flip books do more than make stick figures move like you might have expected. Published by Mou Hitotsu no Kenkyujo, the series of small books take a more artistic approach with brilliant use of negative space and even secret compartments.

The little Japanese flip books are remarkable not just in the artistry of the prints as you flip through them and the transformations that occur, but in the hollowed out compartments that also emerge. In the same way you might cut out a portion of a large tome or text book to hide something, these amazing little books also reveal a cubby cut-out that either adds to the depth of the design or hides a small item like a bell.