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Friday Night Flicks: Papier Machine

Today’s flicks combine several of my interests: it’s about a book, DIY paper models, and miniature electronics. Papier Machine was designed and produced by Marion Pinaffo and Raphaël Pluvinage, and the little videos were made by Clément Brandely.     You can … Continue reading

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Making a Zhen Xian Bao/Chinese Thread Book: Part One

I first heard about the Chinese Thread Book from my sister-in-law in early February, 2013. Apparently textile collectors had known about them for some time before that, but this was probably about the time people in the book arts started … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Léon The Professional and Il Etait Une Fois

Friday Night Flicks features two videos of pop-up books: Léon The Professional and Il Etait Une Fois. Léon The Professional by Jeremias Krakowiak re-tells the story from the 1994 movie of the same name. The video clearly shows the working of the pop-up mechanisms, and … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Engineering the Perfect Pop and Wenn ich einen Garten hätte

Tonight’s flicks re-visit pop-up books. The first is a video of Matthew Reinhart talking about his process in designing pop-up books, the second is a video of a pop-up book created by a German kindergarten class.       You can … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Memories of Science

Memories of Science is an artist’s book by Dorothy Yule. Here’s an entertaining little video of the book in action.     If you are feeling particularly affluent, you can order a copy of Memories of Science through 23 Sandy Gallery. … Continue reading

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Life in Circles

Occasionally I notice that my life is recursive: things appear, then disappear, then return –a bit of déja vu all over again. In August of 1996, I attended (as a guest) the combined 114th meeting of the American Ornithologists Union … Continue reading

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A DIY Valentine for 2017

As I promised in mid-January, today’s post is a set of instructions for making a valentine inspired by my experimentations with Hedi Kyle’s panel book structure. If you didn’t make a sample of the panel book for yourself, you might … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: The Pop-Up Art Book

The Pop-Up Art Book was successfully funded on Kickstarter in 2015 and is still available to order here. It features works by Angry Woebots, Skinner, kozyndan, Junko Mizuno, Tara McPherson, and Jim Mahfood. The video demonstrates each of the pop-ups including … Continue reading

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Babel 2016

In 2006 I began collecting jargon phrases that I heard or read in the media: obfuscational terms like “disintermediation” and “premature optimization”, and phrases like “down sizing” and “collateral damage” that were designed to obscure the fact that actual human beings … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: The Magic Moment

I have mentioned pop-up books quite recently and even posted a pop-up video a month ago, but when a friend passed on this short film about Peter Dahmen, a German paper engineer, I thought it was worth sharing.     … Continue reading

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