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Matches, inventive stop motion studies by Tomohiro Okazaki

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Put on your favorite seven and a half minutes of music and hit play on the video above. This silent series of stop motion studies riffs and reinvents the structures of a simple matchstick over and over again.

The stop motion shorts were created over the course of six months by Tokyo-based designer Tomohiro Okazaki of Swimming Design. From his (translated) bio:

Design work provides an opportunity to face worlds and events that I have never known before, acts that connect with people and society, and the possibility of discovering and assembling new ways of understanding and structure of the world.

Tomohiro Okazaki matchstick studies
Tomohiro Okazaki matchstick studies
Tomohiro Okazaki matchstick studies
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Watch these matchstick and made in Japan videos next:
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β€’Β Stick Match, a stop-motion animation
β€’Β It’s different from what you expected (Unexpected Outcomes) from Design Ah!

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