Sunday, May 26, 2013

Prop: Abramelin's Grimoire (Hansel & Gretel: The Witch Hunters)

From the movie: Hansel and Gretel, the prop is a book of protection versus dark magic.

It's an interesting design in that it combines multiple elements.

1. Raised Designs - the skeletonized bodies of two reptiles have been tied or anchored to the front covers of the book.

2. Two separate book blocks with a single, shared spine.

3. Over accentuated spines that seem to serve as support posts for the book when fully opened.

4. The pages seem to be tied together loosely and then somehow bound to the book.