With Game of Thrones fans gearing up for the premiere of Season Six this Sunday, the Moleskine marketing team did what anybody with a giant stack of empty sketchbooks would do: they recreated the show’s iconic opening sequence from paper – 7,600 cutouts to be exact.

Created to celebrate the release of a ‘Game of Thrones’ limited-edition collection of Moleskine notebooks, the paper cutout animation was created by Milan-based video and animation studio Dadomani.

According to Moleskine, 750 photos, 7,600 paper cut-outs, and 576,000 seconds went into the making of the sequence. Frankly, we’re just wondering how many papercuts were involved:

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And how they made it:

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For those wondering, the four themed notebooks in the collection feature silkscreen prints of the Stark, Lannister and Targaryen family symbols by graphic designer Levente Szabò.


Simon is a Brooklyn-based industrial designer and Managing Editor of EVD Media. When he finds the time to design, his focus is on helping startups develop branding and design solutions to realize their product design vision. In addition to his work at Nike and various other clients, he is the main reason anything gets done at EvD Media. He once wrestled an Alaskan alligator buzzard to the ground with his bare hands… to rescue Josh.