Exploring the history of Pop-Up Books, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History will host an exhibition of their acquisitions through the summer of 2011. Curated by Cooper-Hewitt Design Museum Library’s Stephen Van Dyk, the show features more than 50 books spanning four centuries.
Of special note, I was honored to be asked, along with my four book collaborator, illustrator/author Chuck Fischer, to be featured in an 8 minute video that will be displayed on monitors at the exhibition throughout its year-long run. You can now view this video online! Click here to see it. Chuck and I take viewers through our process of collaboration to create a spread from 2009’s Angels, specifically the Annunciation pop up of Gabriel and the Virgin Mary. The video was filmed and produced at the New York studio of Sean McGee.
While at the exhibition, you can pick up a take home do-it-yourself American Eagle pop-up card designed by Chuck and I. We will post a downloadable version soon as well on our websites.
You can visit the Library’s blog at http://smithsonianlibraries.si.edu/foldpullpopturn/ for more information. I hope you all can make it to this incredible celebration of movable books. Running through October 2011.