Pentatonik, A Thousand Paper Cranes sleeve, StudioThomson

StudioThomson has designed and art directed the new Pentatonik album, A Thousand Paper Cranes

The title is a reference to the story of Sadako Sasaki, the Japanese schoolgirl who contracted leukaemia as a result of radiation fallout from the bomb dropped on Hiroshima in 1945. In hospital, Sasaki is reputed to have tried to make one thousand paper cranes so that, according to the Japanese saying, she would then be granted a wish. “Cranes are left in Japanese temples as symbols of peace and hope,” says the studio’s Chris Thomson. “Over time, exposed to the elements, they slowly dissolve and become tattered as the wish is released.” To convey the notion of ageing, several origami cranes were constructed and then photographed using a mobile phone camera.

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