Welcome to NC Paperworks!
Paper engineer and artist Nicolas Codron collaborates with talented artists – illustrators and photographers – to bring their worlds into stunning pop-up artworks and movable books.
We design and handcraft limited artist’s books of our own solo work too.
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. Like regular book design. Or front-end website design (like the one you are perusing this moment). So if you like what you’re seeing and you need to create a site from scratch or shape up yours, just send us a word.
Follows a bibliography of self-published collaborations, pop-up and movable artist’s books and of mainstream publications.
Collaboration & Solo works
John Tenniel’s Alice in Wonderland (2021)
This special miniature book features Tenniel’s original illustrations, with quotes from Lewis Carroll’s text. Various limited editions, with cut-out silhouette, color booklet, one pop-up spread even!
Available soon! Let me know when!
A very limited series of handcrafted pop-up architectural kiri-origami artist books: Steps, Steps 1.5, Baby Steps, Steps 2: More Steps, and several related offprints and items. One to twenty copies each, numbered and signed! See in the Shop ➔
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!
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!