Winners of the You Fab 2012 design contest

This 360-degree book is amazing. I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything quite like it. It’s a palm-sized book that tells a story in a very traditional way, but it also opens up like a fan, creating an entirely 3-dimensional world. It was designed by Yusuke Oono, a partner at Noiz Architects,  who submitted the idea and won the You Fab 2012 design contest in the free-form category.

Earlier this year Fab Café (the previously-featured laser cutter cafe) sponsored a contest, inviting designers to submit laser cutter design ideas from around the world. An international panel of judges that included Klein Dytham Architecture, Mark Frauenfelder and Hiroya Tanaka, amongst others. You can check out all the winners here.

Interested in books? We have a whole category dedicated to them.


  1. Is there any way to buy one of these books?

  2. This book is simply wonderful!

  3. @Donna – the plan is to sell it through hopefully around December.

  4. I actually had something like this when I was a kid, back in Germany. It was a children’s book about, of all things, a story with Astrix and Felix and I think I had one with the Flinstones… the back flipped around the front and you had these ribbons that tied them closed, then it had a string so you could hang it up; kind of a cross between a cutout, popup and ornament book…

  5. Fab Cafe sounds like a great concept. I wonder how well they are actually doing. Anyone actually been there?

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