Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Where art and pop-ups collide

In my latest Movable Stationary [Vol 20, No. 1, 02/12], newsletter from the Movable Book Society, there's a column called Poppits filled with interesting information plucked by Ellen Rubin - The Popup Lady - from around the paper engineering world.  One of the items was subtitled "New Artists' Books" and I was intrigued.

Tauba Auerbach, an artist, published in conjunction with Printed Matter, a 6 volume set titled [2,3] that are signed and numbered [only 1000 were printed] and it is sold out!

Auerbach engineered 6 geometric shapes to pop-up, one as much as 18", before laying flat.  Each are full of color and a great example of when art and pop-ups collide.  A yummy treat, but there are no more to be had and at $550 each, it was a steep price to pay.

Another example of this type of pop-up which also happens to be available and more affordable is the A Pop-up Book for Children of All Ages (Classic Collectible Pop-Up) series by David Carter.  As I own a few and often gift them to others, I talked about them during my recent week of pop-up love.

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