'Blue To Blue' by Katsumi Komagata
Written by Katsumi Komagata in 1994, this whimsical cut-out paper book follows the story of aquatic creatures journeying from freshwater to saltwater. Komagata uses uniquely textured paper to make this book both a tactile and visual experience. The immersive nature of each cut out page makes any reader feel as though they are swimming alongside the fish, ducks, and whales in the story. Komagata’s evocative and simple poem is written on each page in both French and Japanese, with an English translation included in the back.
Founded in 1986 by graphic designer Katsumi Komagata, One Stroke is known for their deceptively simplistic paper-cut out works of art. Although One Stroke started as a graphic design studio, after the birth of Komagata’s daughter, the company pivoted to producing tender and beautiful children’s books. One Stroke’s exquisitely crafted books can be found at the MoMA gift shop and other art centers around the world.
7.5” x 9.5”
Cut-out bound paper. Hardcover.
Handle these gorgeous pages delicately!