Paper sculptures in Pottermore video are beautiful, make book hard to read

Don’t loan J.K. Rowling any first editions! The author of Harry Potter doesn’t just love ebooks now, she hates printed books. Why, look at the lengths she’ll go to deface one in her new video announcing her HP ebook venture:

The hand-cut, stop-motion paper animations are gorgeous. You definitely can’t slice up an E Ink screen to produce such intricate and delicate shapes. On the other hand, you can’t really read the book anymore once you put your knife away. There’s always a trade off.

Here’s the full video so you can see the animations in action:

Related: “Rowling will sell the Harry Potter ebooks on her own starting in October”

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