Paris en Pyjamarama


Book by Michaël Leblond, illustrated by Frédérique Bretrand, using a beautiful, almost forgotten, manual animation technique from the early 20th century, known as “ombro-cinéma” (here called “pyjamarama“): no digital anything and I want one.

Here’s what it looks like browsing through it:


La Centrale Elettrica

Sketch (1914) by Antonio Sant’Elia, futurist architect and a major inspiration for Fritz Lang’s Metropolis and Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner.


“the decorative value of Futurist architecture depends solely on the use and original arrangement of raw or bare or violently colored materials”

Antonio Sant’Elia — Manifesto of Futurist Architecture