Pop-up pages are magical. I’ve always loved their intricate combination of art and science–the way in which the paper sculpture moves when you open a page, the burst of color in 3-D and, of course, the element of surprise.
Enjoy the ins, outs, cuts and arcs of making pop-ups with an up-close look at the work of pop-up book artist, Matthew Reinhart. He has written, illustrated and engineered a number of popular pop-up books including The Star Wars Popup Guide to the Galaxy, Transformers: The Ultimate Pop-up Universe and Encyclopedia Mythologica: Fairies and Magical Creatures.

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Matthew provides inspiration and instruction on how to create pop-ups yourself with his articles on DIY Pop-ups.

Happy Pop-up Art-making!