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April 23, 2011

Angelika Oeckl’s Tiny Pop-Up Book

Filed under: artist's books, books, paper engineering, pop-up books — Tags: , , — popularkinetics @ 7:13 pm

The tiniest pop-up book made by Angelika Oeckl

Angelika Oeckl’s artwork is small—REALLY SMALL. She specializes in creating miniatures, and recently took on the challenge of creating the world’s smallest pop-up book. Starting with a reproduction copy of  Franz Bonn’s 1878 German pop-up Theater Bilderbuch, she disassembled it and scanned the parts and pages into her computer to resize them. “It turned out to be much more difficult than I thought,” she says. “I had to redo it several times. Parts didn’t line up or the scene didn’t fold flat.” She finally succeeded, and she thinks this is the smallest pop-up book around—smaller than Ann Vanture’s mini reproduction of Lothar Meggendorfer’s International Circus which measures 22 mm by 21 mm.

To see more images of Angelika’s mini book, go to her Picasa Album.



  1. Wow Carol, that has got to be the smallest reproduction pop-up I have ever seen. Angelika is a master of the miniatures! I know all too well how difficult it is to print and construct mini books after I almost went crazy building Legend of Zela, my 13mm x 6mm, three spread pop-up book. It was suppose to be a series, but I need to wait for better desktop printers. I’ll see if I can get some photos of it for you soon.

    Comment by Kyle Olmon — May 14, 2011 @ 7:25 pm

  2. Angelika’s toy room is an incredible feat, even more so than this little book. By the way, the spelling of my name is Ann Vanture at, not Ann Venture.

    Comment by Ann Vanture — January 23, 2013 @ 5:29 am

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