De Volkskrant - Verboden Boeken (Forbidden books)

Using stop motion and animating up to 80 individual elements of 2mm thick I meticulously brought to life the fitting book titled ‘Franz Kafka’s Metamorphosis’ and reversed the act of censorship in an eerie and stand out TV spot for the national dutch newspaper, De Volkskrant.

Translation: De Volkskrant presents (‘the people’s paper presents’) forbidden books. The 20 best books you were not allowed to read. They caused havoc and controversy because they shocked people in a political, religious or erotic sense.  Part 1 by Franz Kafka comes free with tomorrows Volkskrant.


Director, Art Director, Animator - Papersmith
Agency - Kessels Kramer