Texture of fish
Chiba Printing – a printing firm in Dogenzaka, Shibuya – not solely gives printing providers but additionally toys with the boundaries of its personal creativity. One of its many examples ushers in its new creation, ‘Sakana Karuta,’ a set of enjoying playing cards that replicate the pores and skin of fish. The playing cards, a brand new addition to at least one’s rising assortment of toys, show the scales of fish that glisten beneath mild and when touched, resemble the species’ pores and skin via an in-house printing expertise. ‘You can not only see and enjoy it, but also touch it with your eyes close, or let it float on the water,’ the corporate shares.
pictures by Chiba Printing and SANAGI
How to play the sport
Before the sport begins, a participant from the group can be the ‘card reader.’ The playing cards will all be laid out on a floor earlier than the reader pulls out a card from their deck and skim out the identify of the fish on that card. The gamers then will choose up what they assume matches the reader’s card as quick as potential and by touching the cardboard’s pores and skin. Players could ask the reader for hints, that are written on the playing cards or could be offered by the reader themselves. The one who rightly guesses probably the most wins the sport. The species’ information are additionally printed on the playing cards to enlighten the gamers on the origin and temporary info of the fish.
these enjoying playing cards replicate the pores and skin of fish
Sakana Karuta was made potential via the collaboration of the printing firm Chiba Printing and the design studio SANAGI. With the theme of ‘expanding the possibilities of on-demand printing,’ the duo managed to commercialize the enjoying playing cards after a 12 months. ‘Not only the design but also the durability and water resistance have been examined in various ways, and we have continued to seek better quality,’ the duo shares. The enjoying playing cards double as a enjoyable option to study extra about a few of the species of fish around the globe.
gamers guess by touching the pores and skin of the playing cards
pattern card view
shut up view
the printing firm makes use of an in-house expertise
manufacturing course of
identify: Sakana Karuta
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matthew burgos | designboom
could 22, 2022