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The Pop-Up Wizard From Prague Exhibition


Vojtech Kubasta (pronounced VOY-tesh ku-BASH-ta), who was born in Vienna and grew up in Prague, was a man of many talents. He was a Czech architect, graphic artist, children’s book illustrator and master of the pop-up book. In his time, the 1960s and ’70s, his uniquely incredible engineered books were translated into dozens of languages and read by millions of children around the world. However, in the United States, he was virtually unknown.

In invite you today view these works while they are still available. About one hundred items of Kubasta's work, which has been carefully curated, are now featured at the Grolier Club and will be on display until March 15th in “Pop-Ups From Prague: A Centennial Celebration of the Graphic Artistry of Vojtech Kubasta.”