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GOOD Design Daily: Jonathan Safran Foer Die-Cuts One Book into Another

Jonathan Safran Foer used die-cutting to literally carve his new book, Tree of Codes, from the pages of Bruno Schulz's Street of Crocodiles.


The author Jonathan Safran Foer did not write his newest book; he carved it from the pages of another.

To create what Fast Company describes as "an interactive paper sculpture," Foer enlisted the help of the Belgian designer Sara de Bondt and a team from Die Keure, who used the "die-cutting" technique to physically alter the pages of Foer's favorite book, Bruno Schulz's Street of Crocodiles. (I never realized he has such excellent taste.) By cutting out words and lines of text from that book, Foer and his team managed to create an entirely new story.

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