Pop-up books
November 27, 2006 3:50 PM   Subscribe

Welcome to the amazing world of pop-up books! with videos showing the pop-ups in action. PingMag also featured pop-up books from the 1890s. [via]
posted by kirkaracha (8 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
Robert Sabuda's Alice in Wonderland is an absolutely amazing example of the current state of the art of pop-up. Here's his website. Lots of stuff to explore there if you're interested, for example, his international gallery. of pop-up work, a catalog of his own books, and much more.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 4:15 PM on November 27, 2006

Ah, the animated gifs of the gilded age. Good stuff, kirk.

Love the mildly suggestive cropping of that first "rolling eyes while ironing" pic.
posted by hal9k at 4:24 PM on November 27, 2006

Be sure to check out this previous thread and the websites discussed there: Pop-Up and Movable Books - A Tour and popupbooks.net.
posted by ericb at 4:31 PM on November 27, 2006

Virginia Quarterly Review recently featured an exhibition of Thomas Allen's artwork of popups reimagined that popup fans might get a kick out of.

Disclosure: VQR is my employer.
posted by waldo at 5:59 PM on November 27, 2006

Sabudo rocks! I love his Wizard of Oz. If you want to make an artsy, sensitive child of 8 or so get really round wonder eyes, get him/her Sabudo's Wizard of Oz. (It lcomes with emerald glasses so cool.)
posted by ClaudiaCenter at 8:36 PM on November 27, 2006

I wish I had my pop-up of 4 and 20 blackbirds baked in a pie.
posted by Cranberry at 9:49 PM on November 27, 2006

I remember an anatomy book for children that I saw in London once. You opened it and a large cardboard penis would jump at you.
posted by elgilito at 2:18 AM on November 28, 2006

I just received an Alfred Hitchcock pop-up book. It features 7 elaborate scenes from his films. It was at Amazon. Unfortunately some of the pop-ups needed a little fiddling before they worked properly.
posted by Gungho at 4:23 AM on November 28, 2006

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