Tomoko Takeda, who is an artist and designer based in Tokyo, has created stunning works of visual art using literary masterpieces as the foundation for them. In other words, Takeda actually carves and cuts the inner pages of these books in a way that makes them resemble sculpted objects with abnormal layers to them.
Takeda doesn’t just carve any sculpture out of these books, though. The design he chooses relates to the story of the book itself. In the book “I Am a Cat,” he created a pop-up kitten inside of a scalloped cover. In “Flowers for Algernon,” he created the look of a delicate blossom by carving the book into many different layers. He says that he transformed these books into something that’s enjoyable to look at rather than to read.