I was fortunate enough this year to have my employer, American Greetings, send me to Salt Lake City to attend the 2012 Movable Book Society Conference. It was one of the best, most inspiring experiences I've had. The conference was a three day event, jam packed with events and lectures from so many inspiring folks. Unfortunately I didn't get a lot of pictures because I was so involved with everything.
The first night we went to the SLC library to see a truly awesome collection of pop-up books
Robert Sabuda gave an informative and inspiring talk about the history of pop-up books and his process in creating his amazing books. It was truly humbling and also encouraging to see that his process is similar to my own.
Since Utah is 2 hours difference from Cleveland...and my daughter wakes up at 6:30am every morning I found myself waking up at 4:30am. So I walked around the city a bit.
"the pop-up Lady" and the CEO of 'Up with Paper'.
I met so many fantastic and inspiring artists:
Chuck Fischer - who looked at our humble popup book and gave compliments...which blew my mind!
Andrew Baron - Who's work is so incredible...he even restored an automaton that inspired the book Hugo
Kyle Olmon - Paper engineer and all around great guy. He was the MC for the event and did a fantastic job
I could write for hours on this event. If you have any interest at all in paper engineering, popup book collecting or just want to be a part of a GREAT group of people, I encourage you to join this organization and attend the next biannual conference. It really can't be missed! I certainly won't be missing another one.