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Pop-Up Book Creation

A course by Silvia Hijano Coullaut
Editorial Designer. Madrid, Spain.
Joined September 2019
, Editorial Designer

Learn basic methods for creating your own pop-up book with height and depth

  • Best seller English, Spanish
  • 97% positive reviews (1.7K)
  • 50699 students

Learn basic methods for creating your own pop-up book with height and depth



English, Spanish
  • 97% positive reviews (1.7K)
  • 50699 students
  • 17 lessons (2h 22m)
  • 18 additional resources (16 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: English, Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever
  • Updated on 05/25/2020

This course has been updated with new additional resources for a more intuitive, well-rounded learning experience.

A pop-up book is a true feat of paper engineering in which beauty, technique, and content go hand in hand to create a new world for the reader to dive into with every turn of the page. Silvia Hijano Coullaut, founder of the Libracos studio, is an expert in this medium and has collaborated with various brands, film producers, and advertising agencies.

In this course, learn how to create a pop-up book step-by-step, touching on each of the production stages: cutting, assembling, pasting, adding hinges, and binding. Discover different pop-up techniques for solid and functional construction and be creating your own pieces in no time!

What will you learn in this online course?

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. Paper Engineering
  • U3
    U3. Production of our book
  • U4
    U4. Beyond pop-up
  • FP
    FP Final project
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Start off by getting to know Silvia and her journey so far. Hear a little bit about her experience and the many joys she’s experienced while working with books. She tells you about her inspirations and explains the course project in more detail, and so begins your adventure in the exciting world of pop-up books.

Silvia gives you some recommendations for building the foundations of a good piece; Knowing how to use the tools and understanding the materials is essential for good pop-up craft. Then, get to work on your first mechanism exercises to help you develop natural hand movements and come up with structures for your own creations.

Dive right into the most creative part of the process, the development of your idea, following the chosen methodology for composing your own book. Once your project is clearly defined, get to work building each of the pages right up to their final assembly and the binding.

Finish off the course by exploring other fields in which your newly learned skills can be used.

What is this course's project?

Create your own pop-up travel book playing with perspective and volume.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

Designers, craft lovers, and anyone wanting to cultivate a passion for pop-up books. Amateurs, experts, and book lovers alike can use this course to spark their creativity.

Requirements and materials

No previous knowledge is necessary for this course, just a certain knack for crafts and a positive energy.

In terms of materials, you need 200-240 gsm card, binding fabric or your paper of choice for the cover, cardboard, white glue, and double-sided tape.

You also need a letter opener or paper knife, an engraving burin, a pen lid or a scoring board for proper folding, a craft knife, a cutting table or chopping board, and some scissors.


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Silvia Hijano Coullaut

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Editorial Designer

Libracos is an editorial design and production company, founded by Silvia Hijano Coullaut, which has been making ideas a reality since 2008. As their work is completely handmade, the workshop has become a kind of bridge between past and present, producing pieces with centuries-old techniques combined with modern ones to achieve a vast range of finishes and shapes.

They have worked for advertising agencies, film producers, and design students in addition to making their own products to showcase their creativity.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • Influences
    • What will we do on the course?
    • Presentation
  • U2

    Paper Engineering

    • 3-dimensional mechanisms
    • Two-dimensional mechanisms
    • The role and anatomy of the book
    • Materials, tools and recommendations before starting
  • U3

    Production of our book

    • Production phases
    • Page 1
    • Page 2
    • Page 3 (part 1)
    • Page 3 (part 2)
    • Page 4
    • Page 5
    • Assembly of the body and book covers
  • U4

    Beyond pop-up

    • I want to propose something
    • Expand your horizons
  • FP

    Final project

    • Creation of pop-up books

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  • Learn from the best professionals

    Learn valuable methods and techniques explained by top experts in the creative sector.

  • Meet expert teachers

    Each expert teaches what they do best, with clear guidelines, true passion, and professional insight in every lesson.

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    Videos of the highest quality, so you don't miss a single detail. With unlimited access, you can watch them as many times as you need to perfect your technique.

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    Ask questions, request feedback, or offer solutions. Share your learning experience with other students in the community who are as passionate about creativity as you are.

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Pop-Up Book Creation. Craft course by Silvia Hijano Coullaut Best seller

Pop-Up Book Creation

A course by Silvia Hijano Coullaut
Editorial Designer. Madrid, Spain.
Joined September 2019
  • 97% positive reviews (1.7K)
  • 50699 students