Adventures in pop-ups

As a pop-up book maker novice, I’m probably amazed by the simplest of tricks.

Take this one exercise from The Pocket Paper Engineer, Volume I:

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Essentially, you are drawing the same shape in 2D space, but not when all is cut and folded in 3D space.

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With that guiding principle, I started to successfully and unsuccessfully experiment with other forms of the same idea.

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After my first cut, I thought, “wow, this could make some really great trees,” which spawned the rest. This is my favorite part– when no ideas are wrong.

More updates as I start making real popup books!

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