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A beautiful ad for the New Zealand Book Council. (SLYT, via)
posted by lalex (28 comments total) 21 users marked this as a favorite

 
Wow. That was...gorgeous.
posted by Sticherbeast at 12:23 PM on November 28, 2009


That's fantastic, and the #1 argument for never buying a Kindle.

However, despite the impressive papercraft, I bet my library would frown upon illustrating a story with the contents of their book.
posted by Turkey Glue at 12:24 PM on November 28, 2009


Clever
posted by Cranberry at 12:49 PM on November 28, 2009


Very cool.
posted by kylej at 12:54 PM on November 28, 2009


That's fantastic,

agreed!

and the #1 argument for never buying a Kindle.


huh?
posted by found missing at 1:10 PM on November 28, 2009


*sigh* it's not a SLYT post when you have three links.
posted by Rhomboid at 1:21 PM on November 28, 2009 [1 favorite]


Well, someone's blog said that this was why they would never buy a Kindle. My self-editing is broken today.
posted by Turkey Glue at 1:28 PM on November 28, 2009


Such a cool ad! I'd love to see a making-of.
posted by Solon and Thanks at 1:31 PM on November 28, 2009


So neat. It reminded me of the thrill and excitement I'd get as a kid, whenever I started (and continued, and finished, only to start another) new book. Things have been rough these last few years, leaving less time for pleasure reading, and I'd forgotten that sensation... this made me want to pick up the nearest book and savour it. Thanks for sharing!
posted by fraula at 1:38 PM on November 28, 2009


I almost posted this on Thursday. It's lovely. Here's some more info on Maurice Gee, whose words were used in the ad.
posted by le morte de bea arthur at 1:47 PM on November 28, 2009


It's got to be Peter Callesen behind this.
posted by Iteki at 1:47 PM on November 28, 2009


slightly NSFW (paper boobies)
posted by UbuRoivas at 1:58 PM on November 28, 2009


That's fantastic, and the #1 argument for never buying a Kindle.

Because you can never make them into papercraft art? Strange reason to buy a book, really. (Though, if Going Rogue was turned into an audiobook with papercraft of this sort, I'd pay attention)
posted by filthy light thief at 2:19 PM on November 28, 2009


slightly NSFW (paper boobies)
how very american for an aussie.

nice film but too long for an ad.
posted by krautland at 2:21 PM on November 28, 2009


slightly NSFW (paper boobies)

presuming your workplace is located in the Victorian era
posted by found missing at 2:23 PM on November 28, 2009 [1 favorite]


That was terrific.
posted by From Bklyn at 3:14 PM on November 28, 2009


I'm never buying a Kindle because books are a nice, cheap, low-tech way to read something comfortably, and besides you get a physical artifact to go along with that. Beat that, ones and zeroes.

The video was gorgeous. Did they really do that with papercraft?
posted by dunkadunc at 3:25 PM on November 28, 2009


Neat, but cutting up a book is a sin.
posted by The Tensor at 5:17 PM on November 28, 2009 [1 favorite]


Wow, I really loved this, it's so beautiful.
posted by vespertine at 5:48 PM on November 28, 2009


Sorry, couldn't finish the ad, was very disturbing. I hate it when people cut pages from books. I mean, I like origami like anyone else, but with waste paper, like yesterday's newspaper or something, not with browned paper from books.

This need not make sense to anyone else. You need not agree with me. But, for me, shapes cut out of aged books ranks up there with drawing nails on a chalkboard.
posted by the cydonian at 6:02 PM on November 28, 2009 [1 favorite]


True readers are device agnostic. I'll read on anything and do. I have a Kindle DX, a laptop, tons<> of books, audio - it depends on where and how I obtained the text. I see people pigeonhole themselves and wonder why they limit the possibilities, given the huge range of things available, each year it just keeps getting better. It's like saying "I'll only ride in cars, never trains, planes or boats."
posted by stbalbach at 6:22 PM on November 28, 2009 [2 favorites]


This was wonderful and arresting. I loved it, and I love books.
posted by jeoc at 6:32 PM on November 28, 2009


I love reading physical books, and I'm anxiously awaiting the arrival of my Nook. It's ok to enjoy both. Seeing animated paper doesn't make me want the Nook any less, strangely...
posted by Huck500 at 6:58 PM on November 28, 2009


slightly NSFW (paper boobies)

I have added the appropriate tag as a warning.
posted by lalex at 7:04 PM on November 28, 2009


WHERE BOOKS COME TO LIFE get cut up into tiny bits for a TV ad.
posted by Sys Rq at 7:54 PM on November 28, 2009


I just cut a page out of a book. I'll cut out another one every time someone in this thread complains about cutting books. AND I HAVE A LOT OF THEM
posted by hermitosis at 8:10 PM on November 28, 2009 [2 favorites]


Aaaaaaaaa!

/faints
posted by ersatz at 4:42 AM on November 29, 2009


I can't wait for this New Zealand Book Council movie.
posted by samsm at 6:33 AM on November 29, 2009


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