A screenprinted pop-up book by Chisato Tambayashi about a traffic jam!
This book is designed both as a pop-up book but also as a fold-out, full pop-up scene. It was important for me to cut and bind the work in such a way that one could communicate two different views. Opened as a book, each car appears alone, running free, but opened in full, the cars all add up along the strip of the street. This is an image of congestion, but happy - only a paper pollution!
This work was awarded the Doverodde Book Arts Center of Denmark Award, 2nd Prize, in 2011.
About the Artist
Chisato Tamabayashi is a Japanese London-based artist. After finishing her BA Studies at London College of Printing she studied an MA In Communication Art and Design at the Royal College of Art, graduating in 2005.
Chisato Tambayashi is a highly skilled artist who screenprints her images at londonprintstudio before taking them home to assemble into beautiful cards and books. Chisato’s work includes a range of remarkable books and cards using pop-ups, printed and hand cut pages. Chisato has exhibited in the UK, Netherlands, Sweden, Denmark and Japan and is in the collections of the Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery as well as the TATE library artists’ book Collection.
Size: 12cm x 12cm x 2.5cm
Hand screenprinted, handcut and assembled