Posted by Ray Marshall on November 9, 2017 in Paper Blossoms, Paper Engineering, Pop-Up Book Events, Pop-Up Books, Pop-Ups |

8 December 2017 – 18 February 2018

Very excited that Paper Blossoms is being featured at the “Pop-Ups. The Magic of Books” exhibition at the Hermann Geiger Cultural Foundation in Cecina, Italy!

The exhibit brings together more than one hundred paper engineering works from Massimo Missiroli’s collection, in which complex harmonies of mechanisms and folds create animated illustrations that have fascinated young and old for over a century.

The selection of the titles on display aims to provide a broad overview of the evolution of the techniques used to give volume to the images when the pages are opened, allowing them to fold back again once the cover is closed. Volumes by paper engineering masters of yesterday and today are on display, such as Ernest Nister, Vojt?ch Kubašta, and Robert Sabuda. It is also interesting to note that from the end of the 19th century to the present day, the aesthetics of three-dimensional illustrations and the choice of themes have suited the tastes of the different epochs, so that it is possible to admire – among other things – delicate scenes of bucolic life, traditional fairy tales, and modern film productions in their transposition in pop-up books.



Many Thanks To BestPopUpBooks.com For This Great Video!

Posted by Ray Marshall on June 5, 2017 in Paper Blossoms, Pop-up book video, Pop-Up Books |

Please also check out the Best Pop-Up Books website review for this and lots of other wonderful pop-up books!


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After Spring Comes Summer…

Posted by Ray Marshall on March 1, 2017 in Paper Blossoms, Pop-Up Books, Pop-Ups |

Now a sneak peak of the Summer spread from the new “Paper Blossoms For All Seasons” due this Spring!

The Summer Spread From "Paper Blossoms For All Seasons"

Sunflowers, Forget-Me-Knots, and Black Eyed Susans.

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Spring Is Coming! Here Is A “Sneak Peak”!

Posted by Ray Marshall on January 25, 2017 in Paper Blossoms, Paper Engineering, Pop-Up Books, Pop-Ups |

Here is a “Sneak Peak” of the Spring spread from the new “Paper Blossoms For All Seasons” coming this May.  Daffodils, hyacinths, and forget-me-nots burst forth!

Daffodils and Hyacinths Burst Forth!

Daffodils and Hyacinths Burst Forth!

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“Paper Blossoms For All Seasons” Arrives May 2017!

Posted by Ray Marshall on December 29, 2016 in Paper Blossoms, Pop-Up Books, Pop-Ups |

I’m very pleased to announced that “Paper Blossoms For All Seasons” will arrive in May 2017.  This is the final book in the “Paper Blossoms” series and features a spread for all four of the seasons.  Daffodils and other Spring flowers burst forth as your open the book, giant sunflowers celebrate the Summer, a basket of assorted Fall flowers provide the perfect backdrop for Thanksgiving, and lastly a Holiday wreath in Winter foliage closes out the year.  More pictures soon.

Available for pre-order at Amazon.

Paper Blossoms For All Seasons Cover

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Now Available In China!

Posted by Ray Marshall on August 23, 2016 in Paper Blossoms, Paper Engineering, Pop-Up Books, Pop-Ups |

I’m very excited to have received my copies of the Chinese edition of “Paper Blossoms, Butterflies & Birds.”  I think it’s my first book to have been published in China.  Although pop-up books have been produced in China for a long time now they haven’t always been available for sale there.  My trip to Shanghai a couple of years ago was part of a promotion to create more awareness for pop-up books in China.

Chinese Edition of "Paper Blossoms, Butterflies & Birds"

Chinese Edition of “Paper Blossoms, Butterflies & Birds”

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Work Update

Posted by Ray Marshall on August 23, 2016 in Making Pop-ups |

Apologies, it’s been a long time since I’ve updated my website!  That’s partly because I’ve been exploring a lot of different paper design concepts that are out for consideration right now.  These are in addition to pop-ups and I’m hoping that I can get them out in the marketplace some day.

Separately, the artwork for my next pop-up book is almost completed and looks amazing!  We hope to send that to the printer any day now.  The book should be out in the Spring of 2017, so I can’t wait for that!  More on that later.


“Paper Blossoms” in Liberty of London

Posted by Ray Marshall on April 23, 2016 in Paper Blossoms |

I was thrilled today when a friend posted a picture they took of Paper Blossoms in Liberty of London!  I’ve been a big fan of Liberty for years, so I feel very honored. Thank you Liberty, thank you Alison!

Paper Blossoms In Liberty London

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Great New Book About Pop-Ups!

Posted by Ray Marshall on September 21, 2015 in Pop-Up Books |

Michael Yang from popupkingdom has a great new book just published about the history of pop-ups.  The book features countless photographs of tunnel books, carousel books, theatre books, doll house books, and others.  Michael has one the largest collections of pop-up books that I know of and is without doubt the pre-eminent expert on the genre. At the moment the book is only available in Chinese which makes it a problem for me to read!  But at least I can enjoy the pictures!

Michael Yang's new book on pop-ups

Michael Yang’s new book on pop-ups


Belated News Update!

Posted by Ray Marshall on September 20, 2015 in Paper Engineering, Pop-Up Books, Pop-Ups |

My website being down recently made me realize that I hadn’t updated it since last December!!  That is mostly due to having to move out of my house to work on much needed repairs well into February of this year.

After that I spent some time working on new project options, a corporate marketing pop-up that I can’t promote, and then finally beginning another pop-up book project in May.

As I write this I’m about three-quarters of the way through designing the pop-ups for new book with completed blank spreads sent to the printer in Asia for costing.  The book is scheduled for release in 2017!  Nothing moves fast in the world of pop-ups!

I also have two more corporate projects waiting in the wings which I’m looking forward to starting soon!



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