Got to get funky

I am super excited as I recently received a review copy of the limited edition pop-up book titled Pop-Up Funk. Now many of you may know that I love pop-ups (obviously) and I love funk (music, art, whatever), so this is a match made in heaven for me.

This is the debut dimensional artist book from artist Jim Mahfood and paper engineer/designer Rosston Meyer. The ten spread, 9″ x 11″ hand bound book showcases a variety of Jim’s art styles converted to three dimensions and employ a variety of engineering techniques. (Props to David A. Carter for his guidance on the project.) One of my favorites is the last spread “Thrilling” which lives up to its name as it rises over 17″ above the base page. This edition is limited to only 100 copies so grab a book here before they run out.

The title has been out for a few months now and Rosston is already working on follow-up pop-up projects with other big name artists under his new venture Poposition Press. I can’t wait to see what he has in store. Hopefully Rosston will be bringing his Pop-up Funk book to the MBS conference in September for everyone to drool over, so be sure to register soon to meet this young gun. In the meantime, enjoy their great ‘how it’s made’ comic from the end of Pop-up Funk. (I hope that the Funk Lords of Pop-up present me with divine instruction as well.)

~Kyle

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