Friday, August 22, 2008

Katsumi Komagata

Katsumi Komagata is Japanese graphic designer who creates books "...using various paper textures, colour and cut-out shapes to draw the reader into a three-dimensional paperworld full of discoveries and surprises. Reading his books becomes a tactile as well as a visual experience..." (quoted from website). Komagata is another of the artists I discovered whilst working at the Bookarts Book Shop.

“Here it is,
It starts slowly slowly
There are empty and full
I move them round
They get longer, they lie down,
A small thing becomes a big thing
A single thing becomes multiple
And everything goes back to place
Slowly slowly.”

- Introduction from Pils and Plans