Flip book art

Play them side by side to enjoy the uncanny likeness and the impacceble skill of the artist

Ever wondered how the first disney animation movie, Snow White and the seven Dwarfs, was created? By using flip books!

Here is an example of a simple flip book in series: Huckleberry hound flip
 A flip book or flick book is a book with a series of pictures that change from one page to the next very gradually so that the pictures appear to animate when the pages are turned rapidly. The first flip book appeared in September, 1868, created and patented by John Barnes Linnett under the name kineograph ("moving picture"). Before that were the phenakistoscope, which were the earliest forms of animation devices that used a spinning disk with circular sequence of images and the persistence of vision principle to create an illusion of motion.
Circular phenakistoscope

Kineographs or flip books were the first form of animation to employ a linear sequencial images rather than circular.

Flip books are often illustrated books for children, but may also be geared towards adults and employ a series of photographs rather than drawings. They are now largely considered as toys or novelties for children! But they were once a pioneer of film making with a major role in the birth of cinema, and since then they have also been an effective promotional tool. 

 Vintage flip books are popular among collectors, and especially rare ones from the late 19th to early 20th century can garner fotunes at auctions. You can find some nice ones here.


So, there you go :) Hope you enjoyed that...


With that note, here are 15 more aweinspiring flipbook arts: