Traditional Japanese origami with a twist to appeal to a modern mindful audience with photographic nature patterns.


Exile Publishing

My Role

Book Concept, Design and Layout

Model Construction

Photography and styling

Directional Diagrams

Illustrations for tear out colour-in papers

More Info

This book was to proposed to have a traditional Japanese theme with paper designs that reflected this ancient art form. With the connection to mindfulness, I felt a nature theme would offer a unique point of difference. After presenting mockups of cranes made from photographic leaf papers it was agreed to change the direction of the book and include rocks, wood grain, paua shells, flax weaving, sky and sea closeups. The back section offered a range of tear out papers for the reader to use including illustrated patterns to colour-in.