Pop-Up and Explosion Cards

Looking at a few competition briefs, one that I’m considering is this one: Antalis Brief New Blood Awards 2018, in brief below;

“Create a physical experience for Conqueror that explores and celebrates the possibilities of paper as a physical, tactile, and creative material for design. Create the unexpected and the imaginative, the inspiring and the innovative – but create it using paper, in a way that brings the medium back to the forefront of creative minds.”

I started thinking of creative ways to use paper and create a sense of movement or make it 3D. If this was to be mailed out to Graphic Design Agencies then it would need to be flat, which made me think of pop-up cards and books. Researching brought up variations on this such as:

Directions for an exploding circle book

Paper + Book + Art | 紙 + 著作 + アート | книга + бумага + статья | Papier + Livre + Créations Artistiques | Carta + Libro + Arte | Calendar – Pop-up Poem Book by Éva Somogyi...

https://flic.kr/p/aBiqWx | accordian-book-tutorial

Also started to think about cut outs, such as laser cutting which can create very detail cut outs. For example;


This sort of techniques give a tactile and “real” feel, something that can’t be replicated with digital technologies.

More here: https://www.pinterest.co.uk/love2print/pop-up-explosion-cards/

I’m going to have a play around making different types of pop-up and explosion cards as a starting point to give me some ideas.

Taking into consideration the following guidelines for postage sizes: https://personal.help.royalmail.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/89/~/size-and-weight-formats-for-uk-mail

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