The Art of the Fold: How to Make Innovative Books and Paper Structures
I am one lucky duck.
I was recently contacted by Laurence King Publishing, the folks putting out Hedi Kyle‘s new book, The Art of the Fold: How to Make Innovative Books and Paper Structures. I was asked if I would help spread the word about the book – that was an easy decision. It’s not like it takes much for me to gush about Hedi.
Next thing I knew, I had an advance copy of the book (it’s not being released until October 2, 2018). I’m still flabbergasted that this happened. Many thanks to @atelier415 on Instagram for putting a bug in the ear of Laurence King!
Let me start out by saying that the book wasn’t just written by Hedi, but also by her daughter Ulla Warchol. When I took a workshop with Hedi at North Country Studio Workshops earlier this year, she told us that Ulla was indispensable in transforming her sketches into computerized images.
And.this.book. Check out the book wrap – it’s actually folded. What an awesome detail!
This book is 36 projects of awesome. The different structures are grouped as follows (Hedi told us they were families):
- The Accordion
- One-Sheet Books
You can see the full table of contents below:
So what to do with a book full of happy and a bunch of paper sitting around? Well, I’ve decided to go all Julie and Julia on this book, completing each project in the book one at a time. I’ll work on one structure a day until I finish the last one on October 2nd, the release date for Hedi’s book.
I’ll post the structure of the day on Instagram, so be sure to follow me there. If you’re not into Instagram, don’t worry – I’ll also be writing blog posts with roundups about twice a week.
Post #1 is already up, so head over to Instagram to get your daily Hedi fix!
Note: I just found out that there’s a website that accompanies the book. Not surprisingly, it’s called The Art of the Fold. Here’s what it has to say:
Coming this fall, we will be posting short tutorials on some of the techniques we often use and that are found in the book so please stay tuned.
So more fabulous folding is on it’s way – whee!