The Popular Edge, Pop-Up and Book Arts News

September 16, 2012

Paper Forest Web Site

Filed under: art classes, crafts, paper crafts, paper engineering — Tags: — popularkinetics @ 8:14 pm

Paper Forest web site

For all of you paper lovers out there, The Paper Forest blog is a treasure trove of projects to make, paper art exhibitions, and related links. Fed by five artists, Jaime Zollars, Shelley Noble, Matt Hawkins, Dan McPharlin, and Falk Keuten, it reflects their wide range of interests and artistic views. Here’s the link to the site:  http://paperforest.blogspot.com/ 

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March 4, 2011

Corcoran Class becomes a Pop-Up

Filed under: art classes, artist's books, crafts, how-to books — Tags: , , , — popularkinetics @ 12:20 am

Carol Barton's Sculptural Book Class at the Corcoran College of Art and Design

Presenting a pop-up group photo of Carol Barton’s new Sculptural Books class at the Corcoran College of Art and Design in Washington, D.C.  Students in this graduate-level class are exploring various sculptural book forms and creating a series of finished pop-up pages and paper engineered structures. The class already has completed a basic pop-up and two accordion books, one with architectural pop-up additions.

If you’re interested in making your own pop-up photograph, visit the Popular Kinetics web site.  And if you’d like to learn more about designing pop-ups, you can check out the how-to workbooks by Ms. Barton, The Pocket Paper Engineer, volumes 1 and 2.

May 31, 2010

Paper Cut Expo 2010

Filed under: animation, crafts, paper crafts, paper engineering — Tags: , , — popularkinetics @ 7:46 pm

The 2010 Paper Cut Expo is currently exploding with an enthusiastic showing of all manner of paper forms. On exhibit from May 8 through June 20th in Breda, The Netherlands, the exposition includes toys, sculptures, books, videos, and installations featuring paper as the prime medium. For a look at what’s in the exhibition, visit the expo Flickr site. Also, don’t miss the video showing a sampling of the pieces in the show:  http://www.graphicdesignfestival.nl/en/programma/paper-cut/

June 29, 2008

Giant Political Pop-Ups

Residential Erection pop-up by Kenneth Tin-Kin Hung

 

 

 

 

 

 

With Popular Kinetics based in Washington, D.C., national politics is our local news. So we were delighted to find an artist who has used the pop-up format (large-scale, no less) as commentary on the current election campaign. Kenneth Tin-kin Hung has designed two 8x8x8-foot pop-ups, one featuring John McCain and the other Barak Obama. The first is titled Residential Erection: Elephant List, the other Residential Erection: Ultra Donkey. To see more photos, go to the Archives, April-May 2008, at  http://www.postmastersart.com

April 16, 2008

Incredible Paper Sculptures

Filed under: art classes, crafts, paper crafts — Tags: , , , , — popularkinetics @ 3:32 am

Peter Callesen\'s paper castle

A number of readers have sent us emails about the paper sculptures of Danish artist Peter Callesen. We’ve been a fan of Callesen’s work for some time; his single-sheet, dreamlike renditions of fairy-tale figures are all the more magical because he works with the simplest of materials. If you’re not familiar with his work, be sure to visit his nicely-designed web site to enjoy a few minutes respite from the workaday world. petercallesen.com

And speaking of castles, Carolyn Hughes reminds us of another pop-up media sighting, Bruce Foster’s animated pop-up book seen as the opening and closing of the Disney movie Enchanted.

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