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You may or may not remember the inspiring and absolutely stunning projection meets paper craft pop-up book entitled ‘The Icebook‘ by famed husband and wife duo Davy and Kirstin McGuire. The two were now summoned to create a similar styled work of art entitled ‘Alchimie de Courvoisier’ representing the heart of Courvoisier by reimagining the prestigious Paradis cellar.
Portland-based designer Mengyu Chen is currently working on a new comic and took the time to mock up these experimental pop-upsas a reflection.
There are few and far in between that can astound the paper world to the degree of paper engineer Benja Harney. With a background graphic design, he expanded upon the next level of exploration of paper where he refined his skills and mastered a medium that at the time seemed very obsolete and slightly unnoticed.
He without a doubt has become one of my favorite artists of his time working in everything from editorial, fashion, and even pop-up books where he constantly challenges himself, yet remains completely humble. Reading his interview with us has been truly inspiring! I have also included below another interview which touched my heart as a designer and continues to reaffirm perseverance of ones dreams. I present to you Sydney-based paper artist Benja Harney.
Ruben Scupin, a talented and multifaceted designer from Germany, is bringing the experience of fashion and beauty like never before with his Bachelor’s project entitled HARD, a Bookazine featuring interactive elements such as Pop-Up, lenticular images, stitching and much more.
CoupleOf is an Israeli based shoe brand that is showcasing life size pop-up paper versions of the shoes alongside the shoe collection which were designed by architect Nadav Bignitz. Pictured here is the CoupleOf “Lily” laced shoe.
The Design Museum in London commissioned artist and designer Kyle Bean to design a pop-up card of the former Commonwealth Institute, home of the new Design Museum due to open in 2014. The handmade card will be available from the Design Museum Shop later in this year, here is the prototype in action. Continue reading
“I am often asked about the secret, how to become a paper engineer. In fact, there is no secret, but: Many hours of practice. Don’t give up if you fail. If your first pop up design doesn’t work, make a second, a third … or a dozen. Like for a musician or an athlete, there is no other way to improve your skills than to exercise. You can’t be a good sportsman just by watching sport shows on the TV. If you want to be a paper engineer, you have to work with paper. That’s all.”—Peter Dahmen
We have featured a lot of different types of pop-up books throughout the site. Some actual books, some animated while even having one that is interactive. What is different about this particular book is that it is an alphabet pop-up book, which displays the font, Bodoni, while telling a charming tale about a quest for the “Dees” that have been captured by the evil Dee Catcher. The writer, illustrator, and maker of this book is Victoria Macey who does a lovely job of showcasing a font as well as telling a story.
Alberto Parise and Giovanni Pasini have created this very detailed sculpture completely constructed out of 30 different colors and types of paper, sponsored by Polyhedra, that measures two and a half metres wide and took one month to construct. The idea behind this project was the bringing together of Swiss and Italian designers collaborate to celebrate the shared design heritage of their two countries, hence the title Italian Design is Coming Home. They have also provided a video showing their process over that course of time which you can see below.
This pop-up book music video directed by Price James, a British Director residing in New York, for the song OK by Shitdisco. It’s a mesh of puppetry, pop–up book and pull tabs. While the song is being played, the puppeteer moves the pull tabs back making the mouths go back and forth to sync with the song. Actually when you watch it, it’s quite hilarious. Enjoy!