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Cut and Fold Techniques for Pop-Up Designs by Paul Jackson

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1.1 How to Use the Book

The book explains the basic techniques for creating 3-D pop-ups from one sheet of card that leave large, flat areas of card suitable for adding printed graphics. It is not a book of spectacular white-only pop-ups in the tradition of Origamic Architecture (see 1.2, overleaf), in which each design is full of intricate cut and fold patterns.

Because of this, the projects in the book may look simple or somewhat empty. The book intends to show how the addition of printed graphics will complete a pop-up design, not be an unnecessary or unwanted addition to a design which already looks complete in plain white card. You are encouraged ...

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