New York in Pajamarama by Michael Leblond

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Move the piece of acetate slowly across the page and watch the images come to life as if by magic in this animated picture book like none you've never seen before Join our pajama-clad hero as he leaves his bedroom to see the sights of New York at night time. Dodge the traffic, be dazzled by the lights on Broadway, and take in the heights of the Big Apple’s dizzying skyline. The book is produced using the very old technique of Ombro-Cinema: the lines imbedded in the design create an illusion of movement when contrasted against the lines of the acetate.

About Michael Leblond

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Michaël Leblond is the founder of the graphic design studio Ithaca. He has held graphic design workshops in partnership with social action groups since 2006. Long fascinated by the processes of creating illusions of movement, he made €‹€‹the discovery at a museum of an old Japanese animation technique which inspired New York in Pajamarama. Frédérique Bertrand is the illustrator of The Land of Hungry Armadillos.
Published April 1, 2013 by Phoenix Yard Books. 32 pages
Genres: Travel, Children's Books.

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A low-rent Scanimation-knockoff import features a small sheet of finely barred plastic that creates moiré patterns and streams of movement when slid across a set of large, garish abstracts.

Jan 28 2013 | Read Full Review of New York in Pajamarama

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Optical illusions suggest blinking lights and churning traffic in this interactive book, which depends on its visual gimmickry. The tricks result from a dense field of parallel black lines printed on

Mar 25 2013 | Read Full Review of New York in Pajamarama

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