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!
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!
Many apologies if you tried to access this site recently. I had some technical issues that took a while to resolve! I’d like to redesign the site at some point but first I need to find the time!
I’m very excited to hear that “Paper Blossoms, Butterflies & Birds” has been included in the Entertainment Weekly and People magazine Holiday Gift Guides this season!!
I was very surprised and thrilled to hear that Amazon had chosen “Paper Blossoms, Butterflies, and Birds” as one of it’s Editor’s Picks in the “Fun and Quirky” category!!
I’m very excited that “Paper Blossoms, Butterflies, and Birds,” the successor to the original “Paper Blossoms” is finally out! A big thank you to everyone who pre-ordered a copy and patiently waited!
For five great days I got to experience a small part of China in Shanghai.
Myself, David Carter, and Colette Fu, were asked to present and talk about our work. This was part of an exhibition of pop-up books in the Réel Department Store on West Nanjing Road, an interactive exhibit were people could explore pop-up books by actually opening and closing them and using the pull tabs. What a great concept!
David, Colette, and I, also got to show some of the hundreds of people that passed through the exhibit how to make simple pop-ups and then take them a step further by adding their own design features. Jason, the exhibit organizer had a large area for people to display their work and gave out prizes for the best ones.
Much excitement the day before I left for China day over the arrival of the advance copies of “Paper Blossoms, Butterflies, and Birds.” They arrived just in time for me to pop them in my suitcase to take with me. The visitors to the pop-up exhibition were the first to see the new book! Pictures coming soon!
Pre-order “Paper Blossoms, Butterflies, and Birds” through Chronicle Books.
Release date is September 16, 2014.