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Cut and Fold Techniques for Pop-Up Designs

Book Description

Introducing techniques for making pop-ups from one sheet of card, the third title in this series on paper engineering takes folding techniques into the third dimension.

Each chapter introduces a new technical idea and shows how that technique can be adapted in many different ways, or combined with techniques from earlier chapters. These 3-D techniques can be incorporated into any design where typography and/or illustration are used, including mail-shots, personal publicity, invitations, business cards, and greetings cards. With their emphasis on surface design over complex cutting, the pop-ups have an instant appeal for designers.

Following the elegant, easy-to-follow style of Paul Jackson’s other titles for Laurence King, Cut and Fold Techniques for Pop-Up Designs is an essential resource for marketing professionals and design students. 

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Copyright
  3. Title Page
  4. Contents
  5. 1. Before You Start
    1. 1.1 How to Use the Book
    2. 1.2 What Is a Pop-up?
    3. 1.3 How to Cut and Fold
      1. 1.3.1 Cutting
      2. 1.3.2 Folding
    4. 1.4 Equipment
    5. 1.5 Choosing Card
    6. 1.6 Software
    7. 1.7 Symbols
    8. 1.8 How to Make a Pop-up
      1. 1.8.1 First, Make a Rough
      2. 1.8.2 Make It Well
      3. 1.8.3 How to Fold a Pop-up
  6. 2. Basic Pop-Up Forms
    1. 2.1 What Makes a Pop-up ‘Pop!’?
    2. 2.2 Symmetrical Pop-ups
      1. 2.2.1 Basic Construction
      2. 2.2.2 ‘Three and One’ Variations
      3. 2.2.3 ‘Two and Two’ Variations
    3. 2.3 Asymmetrical Pop-ups
      1. 2.3.1 Basic Construction
      2. 2.3.2 Asymmetrical Variations
    4. 2.4 Which Way Up, Which Way Around?
    5. 2.5 Remember!
  7. 3. Developing The Basics
    1. 3.1 Taking the Cut for a Walk
    2. 3.2 The Shape of the Card
    3. 3.3 Pop-up Size vs Card Size
    4. 3.4 Non-parallel Folds
      1. 3.4.1 Not Parallel to the Edge
      2. 3.4.2 Converging Folds: Symmetrical
      3. 3.4.3 Converging Folds: Asymmetrical
  8. 4. Releasing The Folded Edge
    1. 4.1 The ‘Fold to Fold’ Cut
      1. 4.1.1 The Basic Technique
      2. 4.1.2 Applying the Technique
      3. 4.1.3 Multiple Cuts
      4. 4.1.4 The Pop-up Size
    2. 4.2 The ‘Fold to Edge’ Cut
      1. 4.2.1 Cuts to the Side Edge
      2. 4.2.2 Cuts to the Top and Bottom Edges
      3. 4.2.3 Cuts to Any Edge
    3. 4.3 Piercing the Plane
      1. 4.3.1 Half Construction
      2. 4.3.2 Full Construction
      3. 4.3.3 No Wings
      4. 4.3.4 Asymmetrical Piercings
  9. 5. Multiple Gutters And Generations
    1. 5.1 Multiple Gutters
      1. 5.1.1 Two Gutters
      2. 5.1.2 More than Two Gutters
    2. 5.2 Generations
      1. 5.2.1 A Theory of Generations
      2. 5.2.2 Two Generations
      3. 5.2.3 Asymmetrical Generations
      4. 5.2.4 Asymmetrical Angle Generations
      5. 5.2.5 Opposing Generations
  10. Create Your Own Pop-ups
  11. How to Produce a Pop-up
  12. Acknowledgements