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10 Crazy Pop Up Books (almost)

I noticed the word ‘POP’ seems to be at the forefront of my lexicon when describing visual beauty and / or exciting stimuli. To help get me through my POP phase I compiled a video post of pop-up books, pop-up rooms, pop up theater even an electronic paper pop-up Venus Fly Trap that POP’s and bites back.

First off…

The Ice Book

The Ice Book is the story of a princess who lures a boy into the forest in order to warm her heart of ice. The performance blends animation, puppetry, and film to bring a pop-up book vividly to life in front of the audience’s eyes. The Icebook is available for touring. For information on touring dates or bookings in 2011 check the website:

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Paper & Love Typeface

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This is giving me a designgasim.

Originally created with a flat typeface in mind, paper & love is based on an octagonal grid and origami folds. The digital version represents this concept of origami by emphasizing transparency and by focusing on the shapes of the letter. The majority of the two-dimensional letters can be obtained by simply folding thin strips of paper and by following the octagonal grid. By taking what I had initially envisioned for the digital version, I created a new set of letters in 3D using paper, an x-acto knife and, of course, love (corny but true) !

— Chris Berthe

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