nendo tricks the eye with pseudo-3D paper-bricks
 
nendo tricks the eye with pseudo-3D paper-bricks
feb 14, 2014

nendo tricks the eye with pseudo-3D paper-bricks

nendo tricks the eye with pseudo-3D paper-bricks
all photos by ayao yamazaki

 

 

 

as a visual trick, nendo has designed ‘paper-brick’, a set of paper blocks created as an insert for the japanese lifestyle magazine pen. with the series of flat items, readers can create pseudo-3D objects by stacking and placing tricolor tabs, each visually described with depth and volume. ‘paper-brick’ can also be enjoyed as a puzzle: if put together carefully, the pieces form one large cube, fitting together as a whole. there’s no danger the blocks will collapse, so user’s can enjoy making ‘impossible’ forms that defy gravity and play with perspective in unusual ways. 3D-CAD is about creating virtual three-dimensional forms on a two-dimensional screen surface; the toy aims to translate the concept of the computerized program into analog, tactile form.

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‘paper-brick’ separated and formed into a cube
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the individual paper elements

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a stacked arrangement of the paper blocks

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2-dimensional paper strips can be arranged into pseudo 3-dimenstional objects

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shading and color changes the perspective

 

 

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