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Artist Taku Satoh’s 3D Japanese Alphabet is Made Out of Layered Paper

Posted By Ana Lisa On March 23, 2012 @ 12:36 pm In Art,Recycling / Compost | No Comments

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Taku Satoh Design Office [1]created this 3D paper version of the Japanese Hiragana alphabet in response to the prevalence of superflat [2] media, where we read and watch from 2D screens. Unveiled at Gallery Kobo [3] and called “Two Experiments Exhibition”, the artwork features delicate biodegradable letters created by carefully stacking hundreds of differently shaped pieces of paper.


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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 [4] 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 [5] letters are in interesting and thoughtful way to use paper.

+ Taku Satoh [1]

Via Spoon and Tamago [6]


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[1] Taku Satoh Design Office : http://www.tsdo.jp/

[2] superflat: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Superflat

[3] Gallery Kobo: http://www5.ocn.ne.jp/~kobo/701.html

[4] ephemeral: http://inhabitat.com/wasara-compostable-japanese-tableware-is-ephemeral-and-beautiful/

[5] Hiragana: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hiragana

[6] Spoon and Tamago: http://www.spoon-tamago.com/2011/08/23/taku-satoh-two-experiments-exhibition/

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