For the past 6 years Colette Fu has been photographing the minorities of China’s Southwest Yunnan province, capturing the unique cultures of the region and recreating them in a beautiful way: pop-up books. No, these aren’t your kid’s pop-ups, her creations weave together the complexities of life in 3D form. Her latest series We are Tiger Dragon People 我們是虎 captures local festivals and culinary tastes, popular legends and the weave of local clothing, all with her densely collaged style. It’s the perfect form to represent such a colorfully diverse culture, and it’s all done with a delightfully mature, journalistic eye. [Read more…]
Beautiful Journalistic Pop-Up Books by Colette Fu: Capturing the Diversity of China’s Southwest Yunnan Province
The public’s fascination with the walking dead, zombies, and purveyors of eating human flesh never seems to be fully satisfied. This past weekend in London saw a human butcher shop open to promote the latest Resident Evil installment, resident Evil 6. The pop-up butcher shop was located at London’s Smithfields Meat Market. Fans of the movie, and unsuspecting passersby, were treated to the delectably gory world of the fictional butcher in the game, Wesker & Son, who has a ravenous appetite for human flesh. [Read more…]
Graphic designer Iwona Przybyla from Poznan, Poland has created a new typography book in the most amusing book form out there- that’s right, pop-up (followed by “choose your own adventure” in a close second). The book and the font style are called Kąt 90 stopni, which translates to 90 Degrees. To create each letter, Przybyla threaded light and dark blue string through two perpendicular sheets of paper, so that when each page is open to 90 degrees, a 3d letter will appear. This one-of-a-kind book contains all 26 letters in this new, clever style. [Read more…]
Is it really possible to outgrow pop-up books? As these three artists will attest, you’re never too old for something this clever and fun.
Using precise cuts, small levers and pull-tabs, these flat-folding pieces of art literally jump off the page.