Books on books
Animation by Lei Lei
Music by Nik Phelps

An Introduction to the Animation:

The cutout patterns are from my father’s book ”Book cover collection in the West“, which was published in 1988,
when China's leaders launched their great Reform and Opening-up to embrace the world.
Many leading concepts of book cover design were introduced in the book and this book had an eye-opening influence on the younger generation of Chinese designers since then.

Driven by the idea of “revisiting through returning”, beginning in May 2013,
I have been collecting, cutting out and collaging those book cover prints from the "Book cover collection in the West"
back on to Western secondhand books that I acquired over the years.