Imagining the Invisible

It’s amazing to think about Italo Calvino’s book Invisible Cities through the eyes of Kublai Khan or Marco Polo – the former, in hearing about these fantastical cities, and the latter, in spinning these incredible tales of wonder.

As I was exploring my own city, Octavia, I came across this article describing two London-based paper artists’ interpretation of Calvino’s work. While ultimately the cities were made using only materials and tools that could be found in the designers’ flat (and using the smoke from an electronic cigarette to create the mystical atmosphere), they started out with hand-drawn sketches and illustrator renditions, similar to our current process.

It’s amazing to see the same process we’ve been following come to life via such a unique medium!

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