Vintage Movable Review: Sleeping Beauty

It’s winter and I feel like hibernating.  This desire for dreamland reminds me of the great pop-up, Sleeping Beauty by Vojtech Kubasta.  This English language copy was printed in 1961 by Artia in Prague for Bancroft & Co. in London.  It is a charming retelling of the classic fairytale and Kubasta has brought his trademark design to the work.  Largely cut from single sheets of paper, he embellished these inventive pop-ups with pull tabs (including the cover!).  Kubasta’s color palette and characters are lively and unique and the story invites countless rereadings…that is after I take a nap.


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