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15 awe-inspiring flip books

Featuring logo designs, beautiful shapes and funny characters, check out these brilliant flip books to inspire you.

Flip books have been around since the late 1800s and are now recognised as one of the earliest forms of what is today referred to as interactive media. Still a popular form of expression among many artists, beautiful and inspiring flip books are being created on a daily basis. And here are 15 top examples; which is your favourite? 

01. Mortal Kombat

This brilliant flip book from illustrator and artist ‪etoilec1‬ takes a much-loved computer game and transforms it into this inspiring work of art. He has also created flip books celebrating the art of Dragon Ball Z amongst other anime shows.

02. Colibri

Artist Juan Fontanive has one-upped the original flip book and has created a series of flipbook machines. Combining sculpture and animation, this gorgeous bird-themed illustrated flipbook will inspire any artist. Hand-assembled by Fontanive, the motorised machines allow the illustrations to speak for themselves - showcasing the intricate detail with every flip.

03. Harmine cat

These Lightly Books were created by Japanese illustrator Harumin Asao and see a wide range of kooky and quirky characters coming to colourful life. We love her illustrative style and the way she incorporates this into her flip books.

04. Spilling water

This series of mechanical flip books is an original kinetic art project by Wendy Marvel and Mark Arnon Rosen. The photos used in the sequence were taken by Eadweard Muybridge, 1830-1904. You can see more from the series on the mechanical flip book website.

05. Flip Books

These clever little flip books were created as a personal project by Ruja Petrov to practise her classic animation. She completed around 40 flip books with 100 frames each - starting the image without knowing how it will developed, as she sees where the flip book format takes her.

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