Back in 2012 we came across something we had never seen before: a palm-sized book that opens up 360-degrees to tell a story in a 3-dimensional world. It was designed by Yusuke Oono, who submitted the idea (and won!) to the YouFab design contest. At the time the book was incredibly labor intensive and, despite many inquiries from around the world, could not be produced for sale.
However, working with Loftwork, the parent company who helped sponsor the contest, and book publisher Seigensha, Oono has now managed to create a new series of his 360-degree books that are beautifully packaged and ready to be delivered. The 360 degree book is available in two titles: Snow White and Mount Fuji.
Snow White tells the well-known fairytale in stunning three-dimensional detail while Mount Fuji captures a picturesque scene of Japan’s most well-known mountain with clouds and an egret. Both are available through Amazon Japan for 2,700 yen.
If you’re in Japan you’ll also be able to pick them up at FabCafe (where it all started!) in Shibuya.