The Art of the Fold
This variation of the booklet fold family is one that we’ve designed to be particularly three-dimensional, adding pop-ups and a star form. A dramatic effect is created from the simple repetition of the same pop-up six times. The interior space at the center of this structure is as compelling as the pop-ups that fold outward. The use of color, collage and drawings can only intensify the resulting effect. Using paper with a translucent quality allows lights to filter into the center and adds another dimension. The pop-up we describe below is simplified for clarity’s sake. We recommend experimenting with pop-up techniques, as even the simplest pop-ups are tricky to achieve without some trial and error first. Fold a scrap of paper in half, cut several pieces to the height and width of one section, and draw a vertical center line. It is important not to extend beyond the center line of the page or they will, when collapsed, extend beyond the confines of the page.
© 2022 Hedi Kyle / Laurence King · Reproduced with permission.