Incredible Pop-Up Books

Designer Marion Bataille created a pop-up book for typography nuts. “Each of the 26 dimensional letters move and change before your eyes. C turns into D with a snap. M stands at attention. X becomes Y with a flick of the wrist. And then there’s U… ”

Lovely concepts for a pop-up book, by designer Mengyu Chen.

Daisy Lew felt inspired by New York City icons like the Statue of Liberty and the metropolis’ yellow taxis, and created a pop-up ode to the Big Apple. View the rest of the series on her website.

The same folks that created The Pop-Up Book of Phobias whipped up this nightmarish compendium. If you have dreams about falling or other unsettling sleep terrors, The Pop-Up Book of Nightmares is perfect to torture yourself with, featuring eye-popping versions of your worst sleepytime visions.

Head back to the 1890s and delight in naughty pop-up shenanigans, Victorian-style.

Matthew Reinhart’s geeky pop-up homage to one of cinema’s enduring classics was a book tie-in to the film’s 30th anniversary in 2007. Since then, fans of the iconic George Lucas film have been drooling over its beautifully executed designs that transport you to a galaxy far, far away.

The films of suspense maestro Alfred Hitchcock spring to life in Kees Moerbeek’s pop-up homage to the director. It’s a nice treat for the cineaste that likes their murder and mayhem in the form of a dizzying, dimensional pictorial — and thankfully it’s the closest we’ll ever get to a 3D version of a Hitchcock film.

Adapting John Tenniel’s cherished artwork, Robert Sabuda’s stunning pop-up version of the classic Lewis Carroll story is the book you should have had as a child, but can finally appreciate as an adult. Textures, patterns, and gorgeous paper engineering make this adult-approved version of Alice a keepsake.

The European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) created their own pop-up book to explain how the Large Hadron Collider was created — the world’s largest and highest-energy particle accelerator, AKA a physicists’ playground. It rests in a tunnel beneath the Franco-Swiss border near Geneva. The book details how the Atlas Experiment — one of the seven particle detector experiments — is part of CERN’s quest to “understand the birth of the universe.”

Wander the pop-up version of the Maine-New Hampshire woods for a while with The God of the Lost and Stephen King — because, you know, that doesn’t sound creepy at all.

Swedish artist Andreas Johansson created photo collage pop-up series From Where the Sun Now Stands, showing various perspectives of the same abandoned lot.

Chicago-based artist Shawn Sheehy creates every detail of his gorgeous artist books, composed of handmade paper, linoleum block print illustrations, and delicate, hand-stitched binding.

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