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PaperPaul is a self-employed illustrator, graphic designer and web designer from the Netherlands. His interest in paper engineering started when he bought his first pop-up book in 2014. He and his girlfriend Denice started an online fan platform and YouTube channel called, which features video reviews, author interviews, pop-up tutorials and so much more. PaperPaul also creates his own unique pop-ups and likes to share the progress of his pop-up projects and the results of his abstract experiments.

Visit to learn more about what’s happening today in pop-ups.

PaperPaul is holding the Nintendo pop-up piano we talked about in the photo above, but here’s a story about how he created it and a video of it in action.

Follow PaperPaul’s paper engineering projects on Instagram.


Music featuring excerpts of Makin’ Paper folk song by Peter Thomas. Listen to the full song and find out about other paper and book arts folk songs.

Gary A. Hanson did the sound editing for this episode.  He practices and refines his skills in audio production while making his own podcast I’ll Have a Beer and Talk, a show about tech news, culture, weird animal stories and of course, beer. Gary is also the Deckle in Pulp & Deckle, a Portland-based community hand papermaking studio.


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