A Hidden Art Form You'll Flip For

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Martin Frost is the last working fore-edge painter in the world. Dating back centuries, the delicate art form places intricate scenes on the side of books, cheekily hidden beneath gold gilded pages.The art form, which dates back to the 1600s, involves painting pictures on the edges of books that remain hidden unless the pages are pulled in a specific way. The beautiful paintings are only visible to the trained eye, but once you unlock the secret, you'll find pure magic.

Frost is the last working fore-edge painter in the world, so he’s all that stands between fore-edge meeting its demise. Great Big Story created an awesome video about his process and the style itself.