Making Pop-Ups & Novelty Cards by Trish Phillips and Ann Montanaro



Making Pop-Ups & Novelty Cards by Trish Phillips and Ann Montanaro



A Masterclass in the Art of Paper Engineering
  • Learn the mechanics of making your own paper pop-ups and novelty cards, with over 100 innovative pop-up techniques and projects to follow
  • Opens with a fascinating history of paper engineering and gallery pages featuring work from the best pop-up artists to inspire your own designs Exciting pop-up projects of every level, from simple cards to complex architectural designs
  • Includes useful tips on choosing appropriate paper and card, and a comprehensive guide to materials, basic techniques and troubleshooting
  • Every project and technique is clearly explained with easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions and more than 1000 beautiful photographs
Publisher’s synopsis
Pop-ups are ingenious mechanical paper devices that are designed to surprise, entertain and educate. This fantastic new book begins with an exploration of the history of pop-ups and movable books, charting their many uses over the centuries. For over a thousand years paper mechanisms such as pop-ups, tabs, rotating wheels and flaps have been used in greetings cards, books and advertising. Now pop-ups are widely seen in cards and children's storybooks, as well as in reference books and as works of art in their own right.

Following an informative section on materials and basic techniques, over 100 pop-up techniques and projects are shown step by step, with a photograph of each finished item to ensure perfect results every time. The projects are divided by their skill level, beginning with basic pop-up mechanisms such as the V or A fold, and progressing on to more complex paper engineering involving pivots, layers and tab pulls. The techniques behind each project are dearly explained, allowing you to create your own unique designs. Every section includes an inspirational gallery of work from established paper engineers and pop-up artists.

All the necessary information is provided to teach you how to make your own unique pop-ups at home, with over 1000 photographs. Whether you want to make a simple children's birthday card, elegant wedding invitations or a complete pop-up book of your own design, this practical guide will be a constant reference.

About the authors
Trish Phillips is an author illustrator and paper engineer She studied Graphic Design at Camberwell College of Art in London, where her interest in paper engineering was inspired by tutor Paul Jackson, a well-known paper sculptor She is the author and illustrator of many pop-up books.

Ann Montanaro is the founder of the Movable Book Society, a world-wide organization with nearly 400 members that has been promoting pop-up books since 1993. Her two volumes of Pop-Up and Movable Books: A Bibliography document the history and publication of English language mechanical books.

1st edition, 2012, hardback, 256pp, full colour throughout, packed with over 1000 illustrations and more than 100 projects.

Making Pop-Ups & Novelty Cards by Trish Phillips and Ann Montanaro
£16.99 EUR 20.95