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As we head towards the beginning of another year, here’s a cool pop-up pull out calendar made from paper (as seen on Designboom). The only problem is, I can’t figure out where you can get your hands on one of these. Be sure to click on the link so that you can see each month in action plus detailed shots of the mechanisms that make the months spin.
Speaking of pop-ups, there’s a new company on the rise. Poposition Press is a boutique art book publisher that creates and self publishes pop-up books with visual artists. I had the pleasure of meeting Rosston and Marc Meyer at the Movable Book Society conference in September. They’ve got a kickstarter campaign going (that was 75% funded within 48 hours!). Help them wrap up the last 25% by pre-ordering a copy of their new book, The Pop Up Art Book. Its a cool concept: they are working with contemporary artists and turning some of their art work into pop-ups. Imagine the work of Angry Woebots, Jim Mahfood, Junko Mizuno, kozyndan, Skinner, and Tara McPherson popping up from the page in magnificent detail before your eyes. That’s the experience you get when you crack open The Pop Up Art Book.
Beatrice Coron has got to be one of the most innovative entrepreneurs around. Her paper cut stories appear as artists’ books, public art, sculpture and digital media. Here’s just one of her many clever ideas – drop stops featuring her cut stories – have a drink and develop your own story based on the paper cut!
Did you see the Holiday Ornament Kit Round-Up over on the All Things Paper Blog this week? Check out the numerous ideas for adorning your holiday tree. My own Shadow Ornament Kit is included in the round-up.
I met Russell Maret over 20 years ago when we were both beginning our careers in NYC. It is such fun to have followed the amazing book projects he’s completed over the years. His latest project will surely be equally fascinating: Hungry Bibliophiles, an Experiment in Utilitarian Bookmaking involves testing the durability of handmade paper through daily use in various kitchens. Intrigued? Me too, I can’t wait to read about and see the results!
About The Sunday Paper: They keep saying that paper will become obsolete, yet artists, craftspeople, designers and creatives are keeping it alive and well. A healthy number of people are even making paper by hand (in some cultures they are still using age-old traditions). How cool is that? The Sunday PAPER is a resource for ideas and inspiration, all having to do with this amazing material. Each Sunday, starting with this edition, I’ll bring you stories and examples of people doing exciting, innovative, and beautiful things with paper, as well as links to interesting paperfacts I’ve unearthed from around the globe. I hope you’ll enjoy reading this paper, Papier, papel, хартия, Papir,紙, Papper, פּאַפּיר… and don’t hesitate to click on the link to leave your comments and suggestions!