Thursday, November 11, 2010

Il Était Une Fois : A Beautiful Pop-Up Book

Via Pratham Books Via My Modern Met

"Il Était Une Fois" (Once Upon a Time) is a beautiful pop-up book which features eight classic fairy tales; Alice In Wonderland, Pinocchio, Sleeping Beauty, Bluebeard, Peter Pan, Little Red Riding Hood, Madame Butterfly, and Thumbelina. Highly talented French illustrator Benjamin Lacombe created these splendid 3D illustrations, while Jose Pons was in charge of paper pop-up construction.

Il etait une fois - Benjamin Lacombe from B&C on Vimeo.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Anna Willi's Paper Sculptures

Incredible works of art.

'Anna-Wili Highfield is a Sydney based artist currently making sculptures of animals from torn paper and from copper pipe.' (

Marion Bataille's "10"

After the success of her ABC3D pop up book, here is another addition to her name. "10".

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Fold, Pull, Pop and Turn - Smithsonian Video by Sean McGee

How to create a pop-up book video by Sean McGee with Chuck Fischer & Bruce Foster. Video produced, photographed and edited by Sean McGee.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Paper Art| Top 5 artists

A post compiled by one of my favorite "interestingness curator and editor of Brain Pickings (@brainpicker)" Maria Popova on Paper Art and the top five artists on paper- centric creativity.

Yulia Brodskaya

Peter Callesen

Alex Merz

Helen Musselwhite

Yuken Teruya


Sunday, May 2, 2010

Do: Presenting 'Amma Be My Playground'

Presenting my pop-up book 'Amma Be My Playground'. A big thank you to everyone who helped me right from paper-engineering to feedback and coffee. :)

Anyone interested in publishing it? :D

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Do: Cover Page Ideas

So here are some cover page ideas for the book.

Dig: Moomin :) by Tove Jansson

Here are some beautiful illustrations by Tove Jannson, a Swedish- Finn novelist, painter, illustrator and comic strip author, among other works, The Moomin books. Her work has been inspirational in terms of colour, visual elements and composition for my cover page. Here are some Moomin illustrations.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Do: Background Pop-up

The background mustn't interfere with the pop-up. Therefore I'm trying to make it as simple as possible. Amma's been placed to give an idea of the juxtaposition with the foreground and the background.


Crouch Lift

Hanging Back


Spin I (with natural background)

Spin II (other background)

Torso Rock


Rocking Horse


Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Do: The Charcters Laser Cut

Here they are! Shiny newly laser cut characters of the book. A little soot around the edges but over the colour, no one will notice. :D

I need to just tweak some bits so the edges don't tear off.