Pop-Up Book

My objective for this project was to capture the essence of the letter "H" through a paper animation in a pop-up book. I focused on highlighting the block-like features of a Helvetica Bold "H" by translating the singular movement of opening a book into a double movement.

 
 

Mechanism Process

While experimenting with different mechanisms I tried to increase the complexity of the animation while maintaining a sense of mystery about how the final letter would look. Many of my iterations began with imagining how an "H" would be constructed on an underlying grid.

Color Study

My iterations of different color combinations were motivated by a desire to increase the contrast and crispness of the "H" in relation to the page. I taped colored strips to the sides of the same pop-up in order to quickly and easily test different combinations.