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Artist Taku Satoh’s 3D Japanese Alphabet is Made Out of Layered Paper
Posted By Ana Lisa Alperovich On March 23, 2012 @ 12:36 pm In Art,Recycling / Compost | No Comments
Taku Satoh Design Office created this 3D paper version of the Japanese Hiragana alphabet in response to the prevalence of superflat  media, where we read and watch from 2D screens. Unveiled at Gallery Kobo  and called “Two Experiments Exhibition”, the artwork features delicate biodegradable letters created by carefully stacking hundreds of differently shaped pieces of paper.
Taku Satoh Design Office encased each letter inside a wooden box, emphasizing the importance of each one individually and as a collection. Displayed on a dark floor in alphabetical order, the ephemeral  artwork stands out and lifts itself from the ground. A work of art, a comment on digital media or just a nice way to learn Japanese, this collection of 3 dimensional Hiragana  letters are in interesting and thoughtful way to use paper.
+ Taku Satoh 
Via Spoon and Tamago 
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URLs in this post:
 Taku Satoh Design Office : http://www.tsdo.jp/
 superflat: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Superflat
 Gallery Kobo: http://www5.ocn.ne.jp/~kobo/701.html
 ephemeral: http://inhabitat.com/wasara-compostable-japanese-tableware-is-ephemeral-and-beautiful/
 Hiragana: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hiragana
 Spoon and Tamago: http://www.spoon-tamago.com/2011/08/23/taku-satoh-two-experiments-exhibition/
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