Katsumi Komagata. View of the book Plis et plans (Folds and planes). 2000
Graphic designer Katsumi Komagata makes use of the correlation between sensory stimulation and cognitive development in his exquisite children’s books, which activate the visual and tactile senses and explore different approaches to bookbinding and reading. In Plis et plans (Folds and planes), one from a series of books for partially sighted and blind children, thick pages with brightly colored shapes and Braille text are unexpectedly transformed as they are folded and unfolded by the reader. Therapeutic play using sensory stimulation has been successfully used in the treatment of certain disabilities and neurological disorders.
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