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A Pop Up Book featuring 3-D Versions of Comic, Pop & Street Art from 6 Acclaimed Artists, Each with Their Own Unique Style
A Pop Up Book featuring 3-D Versions of Art from 6 Acclaimed Artists - Available Now (and almost sold out!) Click below for more info:
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The Pop Up Art Book from Poposition Press

We're Poposition Press and we make pop-up books with visual artists, transforming their artwork work into three dimensional pop up spreads. We're here to let you know about our new book, The Pop Up Art Book! 

SKINNER's Morrigan Lupus - Original Artwork and Pop Up Version
SKINNER's Morrigan Lupus - Original Artwork and Pop Up Version

This colorful, intricately crafted book features multi-dimensional spreads from six internationally renowned artists who are each recognized for their unique work: Tara McPherson, Jim Mahfood, Junko Mizuno, Skinner, kozyndan, and Angry Woebots.

Junko Mizuno's Pancakes - Original Artwork and Pop Up Version
Junko Mizuno's Pancakes - Original Artwork and Pop Up Version

Get 1 copy of The Pop Up Art Book for a special Kickstarter price of $45 - that's $15 off! Shipping is $10 in US and $15 Internationally.

About The Pop Up Art Book

The idea behind this group book is to represent a wide range of contemporary art styles in an exciting new pop up format, and our ultimate goal is to get this book in as many of your hands as possible. After creating and self-publishing our first book, Pop Up Funk with artist Jim Mahfood in 2013, we reached out to other artists with the same simple concept: to take their art apart and then re-construct it as a three-dimensional pop-up spread.

Making A Pop Up Book

Working closely with each artist, we picked out the best artwork that we thought would lend itself well to a pop up, and then worked on digitally cutting out each piece of art as well as the corresponding paper engineering required to make it work as a functional pop up spread.

Part of the design process to make Jim Mahfood's page a pop up
Part of the design process to make Jim Mahfood's page a pop up
An updated shot of Bubble Gum Gangsters, with a new background, bubble, and hair
An updated shot of Bubble Gum Gangsters, with a new background, bubble, and hair

Some pages required the artists to fill in elements that were not in the original art but needed to be there to make the art pop. For example, many of the elements in Junko Mizuno's Pancakes art were edited and redrawn for the pop up version.  The new artwork creates a new version of each piece of art that is entirely unique to our book and this project!

Why We Need Your Help

With our first book, each of the 100 copies we made were printed, digitally-cut, hand-assembled and bound by two of us here in West Palm Beach, FL. The entire process took us a little over a year. This is about how long we've been working on designing the pages for The Pop Up Art Book.

Making a pop-up book is very time consuming, and it can take many revisions to get just one page to work just right. But designing the book is only half of the work (or less!). Get this: all pop-up books are assembled entirely by hand which means each copy of every pop-up book ever produced is handmade, piece-by-piece, page-by-page. So in order for us to get the book in as many hands as possible we need to outsource the assembly aspect of the book, which is why we're here on Kickstarter!

kozyndan's Drowning Party - Original and Pop Up Version
kozyndan's Drowning Party - Original and Pop Up Version

This is why we are looking for your help - to raise enough money to get a  run of The Pop Up Art Book produced in a professional pop up factory. It would take us the better part of a year to produce just a few hundred books ourselves, while if we get them produced at a factory that entire process will be done by a team that can churn out books much more quickly and efficiently than we could ever do ourselves.

Artist Edition Books

In addition to the six pages included in the standard edition, we're also creating one Special Artist Edition book which will include an additional pop-up page with each artist. There will only be 10 copies of each Artist Edition made, and each one will have the artist's signature and a special edition cover and binding. These books will be 100% handmade in the USA, by us.

WIP of Tara McPherson's artist edition pop up page: Supernova
WIP of Tara McPherson's artist edition pop up page: Supernova
Progress on Junko Mizuno's 'Onna Bune 1' Pop Up
Progress on Junko Mizuno's 'Onna Bune 1' Pop Up

Cover Art & Book Design

The cover artwork and book design for The Pop Up Art Book is being done by graphic designer Kevin Steele, a fellow member of the Movable Book Society that we met at this year's conference. We're stoked to have his excellent design skills on board to help us. Designs will be updated here and on the popupartbook.com website as they are approved.

Mockup Cover Art for The Pop Up Art Book
Mockup Cover Art for The Pop Up Art Book

This isn't our first pop up book!

Check out this video showcasing our first pop up book, Pop Up Funk:

Risks and challenges

Mass producing a pop up book is something that only a few factories in the world can properly handle. Thanks to a handful of professional paper engineers that have offered us a lot guidance and advice over the past two years, we've been referred to a few pop up book factories we've been speaking with about getting this book produced.

We currently have mockup books out at two factories and are finalizing paper use and glue point pricing with both. Tentative production dates are set for Late March/Early April, with a roughly one month turnaround time. Shipping should take approx 2-4 weeks (we'll be using Air Mail) and we expect to begin shipping out the books in Late April/May.

We will be getting three white mockups and three color mockups of the book sent prior to mass production, so any printing/assembly/engineering issues will be solved prior to approval of the final color mockups.

We'll update both this Kickstarter page as well as the PopUpArtBook.com website with pictures and detailed info as it comes.

Therefore, the greatest risk with the project is production of the books and timing of when they will arrive stateside for shipping.

Also, all 60 of the Artist Edition books that are available will be hand made here in South Florida, and we'll be starting on production with those at the start of the year. These will take us approximately 6-8 weeks to assemble and bind and we'll begin shipping them out as they are finished.

For more information about the book, visit PopUpArtBook.com

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    Get 1 POP UP PRINT from book!

    We're offering single pop up prints from the book! Choose any one of the following prints from normal edition of The Pop Up Art Book:

    Angry Woebots - Howling Masher
    kozyndan - Drowning Party
    Jim Mahfood - Bubble Gum Gangsters
    Junko Mizuno - Pancakes
    Skinner - Morrigan Lupus
    Tara McPherson - The Water Nebula

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    Angry Woebots - Howling Masher
    kozyndan - Drowning Party
    Jim Mahfood - Bubble Gum Gangsters
    Junko Mizuno - Pancakes
    Skinner - Morrigan Lupus
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    Standard edition books contain pop up versions of the following artwork:

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    kozyndan - Drowning Party
    Jim Mahfood - Bubble Gum Gangsters
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    Jim Mahfood - Bubble Gum Gangsters
    Junko Mizuno - Pancakes
    Skinner - Morrigan Lupus
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    Pre-Order The Pop Up Art Book! A $15 savings off the list price! (The book will retail for $60 - Get it NOW for a special Kickstarter price of $45!

    Standard edition books contain pop up versions of the following artwork:

    Angry Woebots - Howling Masher
    kozyndan - Drowning Party
    Jim Mahfood - Bubble Gum Gangsters
    Junko Mizuno - Pancakes
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    One copy of the Pop Up Art Book, plus a sticker pack featuring all 6 pieces of artwork in the book. Stickers by Sticker Robot!
    A $15 savings off the list price! (The book will retail for $60 - Get it NOW for a special Kickstarter price of $45!

    Standard edition books contain pop up versions of the following artwork:

    Angry Woebots - Howling Masher
    kozyndan - Drowning Party
    Jim Mahfood - Bubble Gum Gangsters
    Junko Mizuno - Pancakes
    Skinner - Morrigan Lupus
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    ANGRY WOEBOTS ARTIST EDITION BOOK

    We're making TWO popups with Angry Woebots and this is your chance to get the limited edition book with BOTH Angry Woebots popups! That's the 6 popup spreads from the normal edition, plus the limited Edition "15" Bigass Masher" popup!

    Artist Edition books include Woe's signature on bookplate, and a special edition cover/binding!

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    JIM MAHFOOD ARTIST EDITION BOOK

    We're making TWO popups with Jim and this is your chance to get the limited edition book with BOTH of his pages!

    Jim's Artist Edition page is super exciting and also super top secret...for right now. Rest assured hardcore Food One fans, you will love this page!!! If youve seen what we've done with Jim on Pop Up Funk, you know this will be something special! It'll be announced at the first of the year, along with the art we're using for the pop up!

    That's the 6 popup spreads from the normal edition, plus the limited Edition "

    " popup!

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    JUNKO MIZUNO ARTIST EDITION BOOK

    We're making TWO popups with Junko Mizuno and this is your chance to get the limited edition book with BOTH Junko Mizuno popups! That's the 6 popup spreads from the normal edition, plus the limited Edition "Onna Bune 1" popup!

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    KOZYNDAN ARTIST EDITION BOOK

    We're making TWO popups with kozyndan and this is your chance to get the limited edition book with BOTH kozyndan popups! That's the 6 popup spreads from the normal edition, plus the limited Edition "Chinnamasta Carcharhinidae" popup!

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    SKINNER ARTIST EDITION BOOK

    We're making TWO popups with Skinner and this is your chance to get the limited edition book with BOTH Skinner popups! That's the 6 popup spreads from the normal edition, plus the limited Edition "Death God Necros" popup! This is Skinner's insane demon warrior print from earlier in the year, converted into an amazing fifteen inch pop up!

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    TARA MCPHERSON ARTIST EDITION BOOK

    We're making made TWO popups with Tara McPherson and this is your chance to get the limited edition book with BOTH Tara McPherson popups! That's the 6 popup spreads from the normal edition, plus the Limited Edition "Supernova" popup spread! This page will have a transparent supernova with Tara's signature hearts and starts popping up in 3 levels!

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    MASTER EDITION BOOK - GET ALL 12 PAGES!

    Super duper limited edition version of The Pop Up Art Book featuring ALL TWELVE popup spreads.

    The Master Edition will be designed as six separate 2 page mini-books, each bound on its own featuring signatures and special art from each artist.

    All 6 of these mini books will fit into a custom designed slip case that holds them all in one place, which will feature a super deluxe die cut cover.

    This is the only chance to get a copy of both pop up pages we've designed for The Pop Up Art Book with ALL 6 artists - that's signatures from each artist and 12 pages of pop up art!

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    Presidential Pop Up Experience! Get twenty copies of the book, single pages of each of the six special pop ups signed by each artist, PLUS we will design and produce a pop up for your business! Includes printing and assembly of one hundred copies of the popup page that we design with you.

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    Ultimate Pop Up Experience! Get fifty copies of the book, single pages of each of the six special pop ups signed by each artist, PLUS we will design and produce a pop up for your business! Includes printing and assembly of two hundred copies of the popup page that we design with you!

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