Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Circus Pop-Up

For Wonder Con, I wound up debuting a new pop-up that I worked on with my booth partner, Helen Yoon.

This circus pop-up was something that I originally developed back in 2011 when coming up with possible take-aways/promos for myself when graduating.  I ultimately wound up doing with my pop-up sheep because they were smaller and could easily sit on recruiters' desks.

But as Wonder Con was approaching, I wanted to re-visit the idea of freestanding pop-ups.  There's just something about them, that really appeals to me - a mix between a sculpture, toy, and card, all rolled into one!

So, as I was tinkering with my old pop-up, I showed to Helen, just to see if it was even worth finishing up.  At this point, I already had a rough white version done with the basic illustration worked out.  All I had to do was illustrate it, but as I showed it to her, her eyes lit up!  She immediately jumped at the chance to illustrate and I'm ever so glad she did!  Below is an example of the rough line work I already had, and how Helen make it a million times better than I ever could.
You can read more about our collaborative process here, on Helen's blog.  The circus pop-up is also available on my etsy store for anyone interested in having a copy of their own!

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