The Power of the Paperback by Todd Watts

The Power of the Paperback by Todd Watts - Charlotte's Web ‘Charlotte’s Web’ – E. B. White

Todd Watts is a multidisciplinary communication designer from Melbourne, Australia, who developed skills across a multitude of disciplines from an early age. After having a few bouts of disconnected internet, Watts re-discovered his love for reading books, a path that led him to challenging himself in the art of papercraft by manipulating books of his favorite stories into surreal and imaginative works of art.

The Power of the Paperback by Todd Watts - The Secret Garden ‘The Secret Garden’ – Frances Hodgson Burnett
The Power of the Paperback by Todd Watts - George Orwell ‘1984’ – George Orwell
The Power of the Paperback by Todd Watts - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy ‘Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy’ – John Le Carée

He states, “What is your all time favorite book? ‘Animal Farm’ by George Orwell was my first literature love affair because a little bit of politics is easily digested when set in a farmyard. It was the first book I had enjoyed reading on my own volition.” With that said, these transformed or rather reimagined books all have focus on singular elements pulled from them, like the web from Charlotte’s Web, or a rose from The Secret Garden… It would be fun to each of these animated as you open and begin to read to give a little more depth to each story as well!

The Power of the Paperback by Todd Watts - High Fidelity‘High Fidelity’ – Nick Hornby
The Power of the Paperback by Todd Watts - Charlie and The Chocolate Factory‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ – Roald Dahl
The Power of the Paperback by Todd Watts - CookbookMum’s Cookbook

You can continue to follow the works of Todd on his Website or on his musings on Instagram, toddy_watts.

images via Todd Watts, via direct submission

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