Game of Thrones and Moleskine create the show’s opening sequence from 7,600 paper cutouts.

Moleskine Re-Created Game of Thrones’ Opening Sequence Using 7,600 Paper Cutouts

Moleskine Re-Created Game of Thrones’ Opening Sequence Using 7,600 Paper Cutouts

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April 25 2016 10:13 AM

Moleskine Re-Created Game of Thrones’ Opening Sequence Using 7,600 Paper Cutouts

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An homage to Game of Thrones' fortress at King’s Landing from 7,600 paper cutouts.

Moleskine/Dadomani

One of the commercial tie-ins to HBO’s sixth season launch of Game of Thrones is a series of limited edition Game of Thrones–themed Moleskine notebooks that feature silkscreen prints of the Stark, Lannister, and Targaryen families by Hungarian graphic designer Levente Szabó. To promote the launch of the notebooks, Moleskine commissioned Milan-based video and animation studio Dadomani to create an homage to the opening sequence, with a re-creation of the fortress at King’s Landing from 7,600 paper cutouts.

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Moleskine/Dadomani

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Moleskine/Dadomani

The stop-motion video they created from the model is both a refreshingly low-tech take on the special effects–laden series and an impressive technical feat itself, with rotating gears and cogs that bring the three-dimensional paper city to life.

Check out the making of video below:

Kristin Hohenadel's writing on design has appeared in publications including the New York Times, Fast Company, Vogue, Elle Decor, Lonny, and Apartment Therapy.