Beautiful Promotional Video for Pop-up book by Benjamin Lacombe

Il etait une fois – Benjamin Lacombe By BCWALL from B&C on Vimeo.

I wanted to share this beautiful video of this beautiful book. I like how the pop-up book is both a fun use of paper engineering and beautifully rendered. I’m also interested, as ever, in how the video bridges the gap between electronic and paper books. With the embedded video full of computer graphics, we got to see all around every folio of the pop-up book, and to watch a computer-generated bunny explore it all. How well does that stand in for physically holding a pop-up book, being able to examine the cuts and physical construction, and just butterflying the spine to make the pop-up pop up and pop down to one’s liking? Or can the two experiences offer completely disparate interactions with the book? If you owned the book, would you ever watch the video? Having seen the video, does it feel as necessary to own the book?

I discovered this video on acrossthelines’ tumblr.

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Naomi Bardoff
Naomi Bardoff
In 2010 Naomi Bardoff graduated from Bard College, where she majored in fine arts and studied watercolor, ink drawing, and book-making. She has also taken classes at the Chicago Center for Book and Paper Arts. Since moving to the San Francisco Bay Area, Naomi has been working on her illustration portfolio, working in offices, and volunteering and taking classes at the San Francisco Center for the Book. In addition to the SFCB blog, she blogs on her art blog, naomese - naomi bardoff's art blog; and pins to her Pinterest boards. Her own book work can be found on her website.

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