Welcome to NC Paperworks!
This is the home of paper engineer, paper artist, author and illustrator Nicolas Codron.
We design and handcraft artist’s books in very limited editions: pop-up and movable books, and books in all shapes and sizes (leporello books, tunnel-books, etc.).
Our artist books are present in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art of New York!
We also self-publish our own work, and collaborate with talented artists – illustrators and photographers – to bring their worlds into stunning pop-up artworks and movable books.
We also design pop-ups for commissioned works (books, cards, LP-covers, objects, etc.). Including your project. Let’s talk about it.
We provide and hold ready-made or order-made pop-up making workshops for children, families, adults and institutions, and pop-up engineering formations for dedicated adults, all the way from your idea to the mass-manufactured product and any point in between. Whatever your need is, we are here for you.
And among other things we do design. Such as regular book design, packaging, or front-end website design. So if you like what you’re seeing or are simply curious, just send us a word.
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Follows a bibliography of self-published collaborations, pop-up and movable artist’s books, mainstream publications, and selected commissioned works.
Collaboration & Solo Self-Published Works
La Tour des Horreurs (2021)
A free VIP guided tour of the Tower of Horrors: what a splendid opportunity!
Or is it really?!…
A very original, beautiful (and perfectly harmless?) laser-cut pop-up book! In detail here.
In the Artists’ Books collection of the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) Fleet Library! among other renowned public and private collections.
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A very limited series of artist-handcrafted pop-up architectural kiri-origamic leporello artist books-objects:
Steps, Steps 1.5, Steps: Baby Steps, Steps 2: More Steps, Night Steps, Small Night Steps, and several variations and related ‘offprints’ and items.
One to twenty copies for each main installment, all numbered and signed.
In the collections of the NYC MET, among other renowed institutional and private collections.
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Mainstream Pop-up Books
By Xavier Coste. Publisher: Sarbacane.
The final spread of Coste’s graphic novel adaptation of George Orwell’s 1984 is a grand pop-up scene I designed and engineered. Only in the first printing. 10,000 copies sold out in one week! (ISBN: 9782377315116)
Awards: Prix Albert-Uderzo 2021, Prix BD Fnac/France Inter 2022.
Mademoiselle Mangetou (2020)
Illustration: Julie Colombet. Publisher: Sarbacane.
Originally a recto-verso leporello artist’s book reworked for mainstream publishing. A caterpillar eats all kind of unexpected things to find something she likes! (ISBN: 9782377314058)
Galerie Jacques Lacoste – 2022 New Year Card
New Year pop-up card-object designed for the incredible Galerie Jacques Lacoste in Paris.
© Hervé Lewandowski / Jean Royère Estate / ADAGP / Adélaïde Laurent-Bellue / Nicolas Codron ncpaperworks.com
Events – Exhibitions
Délire de Livres 2022 (Am’Arts)
Exposition de livres d’artistes et livres-objets
à l’Écu de France, Viroflay (FR), du 12 mars au 10 avril 2022.
Vous pourrez y retrouver nos Steps: Baby Steps et Steps 2: More Steps qui ont été sélectionnés.
Vernissage le 12 mars à partir de 11h.
Les livres de Nicolas Codron at Chantelivre Paris: Halloween in Wonderland
Window display / installation with the miniature book Tenniel’s Alice and the pop-up book La Tour des Horreurs, available for sale in the shop during the event.
From October 28 to November 18, 2021.
Exposition Pop-ups: Architectures kiri-origamiques (Steps, Post Hiroshige)
à la Librairie Lardanchet (Paris, FR).
Exposition-vente solo, 2021/5/19-7/28