A small game that stimulates our imagination and three dimensional vision
This small creation by the Japanese design studio is nothing complicated, but it works extremely well. A simple and fun idea that yet perfectly sums up nendo‘s philosophy of thinking out of the box, while remaining innocent and childlike. This set of paper blocks was created as an insert for a Japanese lifestyle magazine. It consists of a series of flat paper forms printed with a light wood pattern and a nice 3D trompe-l’oeil effect. Each form has a certain depth and volume and the game is to rearrange these forms in order to get all kinds of shapes you could or could not find in our world. It can go from a simple cube to more surrealistic figures, reminiscent of Escher’s Relativity or Vasarely’s cubism. By transposing a three-dimensional form on a two-dimensional surface, the Paper Brick translates the computerized conception into a more tactile and playful method. A nice illusion that allows users to think beyond the possible of our reality.