Nut Cracker retells the famous, festive tale, using Jan Pieńkowski’s iconic illustration style to reinvigorate the story. We designed a wonderful laser cut scene for the pop-up book’s final spread, collaborating with Pieńkowski to create a 3d rendering of his original illustration. Additionally, we designed the book’s front cover—complete with gold and silver foiling, embossed lettering and a peep-hole to the title page—as well as the elaborate gold spine of the book.
Here’s some information from the book’s back cover:
This classic love story is wonderfully retold by David Walser, in a direct translation from the original German story. Jan Pieñkowski, master of illustration, brings the story vividly to life adding his own magic with exquisite illustrations on sparkling backgrounds.
The finale is a multi-layered tableau of intricate laser-cut silhouettes, created in the style of traditional German papercraft. This beautiful and sumptuous novelty book is the ultimate Christmas gift. This book has an intriguing glittery cover featuring an intricate die cut through to the first spread.
Number of pages: 26
Publication Date: 02 Oct 2008
Publisher: Puffin Books
Size: 185 x 230 mm
RRP: £ 17.99