The Hidden City is an original book wrote by Sumana Amatayakul. It is a story about a man who travels around the world just to discover new cities. One day while Nate resting in a cave where he escapes from a cold night in an endless sea of sand, he accidentally discovers a hidden city.
The city is called “the Cubical City” and there is something about this city that will change his life forever.
The design of the cover and the form of the book inspired by the contour of the mountain where the hidden city lied. It is also symbolized that the story about the city is hidden inside a book.
The visual representations in this book were depicted in a sketch-style as if it was Nate who sketching these in his journal. As you read through the book, you would feel like moving through scenes from Nate’s perspective.
In addition, all the visuals and characters from the book were etched by using a laser cut machine, page by page and then bound together by using glued folding paper technique.