OMOSHIROI BLOCK - Artwork that emerges over time
The concept is brilliant: A block of high quality paper to tear away one leaf at a time, for memos and messages. But like a 3-D printer with patience, as the pages disappear, a beautifully sculpted object emerges. Each leaf of paper is elegantly scored with a laser-cutter, and each block contains a beautifully crafted object. Designs include extremely detailed objects, including a grand piano, a Japanese castle, a camera, a violin, a Japanese temple and Tokyo Tower.
This must have been a fun project. It looks like the creators used every printing frame from a 3-D object render with the right gauge paper, and voila, gorgeous and emotive art. I remember losing track of time watching chopsticks getting engraved with my son's name in kanji by a CNC machining device on the counter of a little Kyoto shop. I think I would be mesmerized by the manufacturing process with whatever laser cutter they used to make these!