★ 2022, Jan 13.
Best Wishes for the New Year to all!
One joyous piece of news is that the graphic novel 1984 by Xavier Coste (after George Orwell), for which I designed the final pop-up spread of the first printing (Sarbacane 2021, see the Bibliography section), was awarded the Prix BD Fnac / France Inter 2022, in addition to the Prix Albert-Uderzo 2021 recently. Congratulations Xavier! More links on Instagram for instance.
★ 2021, Nov 17.
I will be delighted to meet you at the Salon du Livre Animé 2021 (2021 Movable Book Fair), on November 27, Saturday, from 2PM to 6PM, at the Townhall of the 9th arrondissement, 6 rue Drouot in Paris, with La Tour des Horreurs, Tenniel’s Alice in Wonderland, Small Night Steps and other surprises!
Additional info on the website of La Boutique du Livre Animé.
The Fair was great! Thanks to everyone involved! Here is a (hectic) video tour of the event for those who couldn’t come!
★ 2021, Oct 14.
Chantelivre Paris – Les Livres de Nicolas Codron: Halloween in Wonderland!
Exhibition at THE children bookstore in Paris, Chantelivre (Paris 6), from October 28 to November 18, 2021!
Our pop-up book The Tower of Horrors and our miniature book Tenniel’s Alice will be presented in a window display inside and the books will be available for sale during the exhibition.
Additionally, the special editions of The Tower of Horrors and of Tenniel’s Alice are presently in the beautiful shop window of Librairie Lardanchet – Thierry Meaudre (Paris 8) and available in the shop until Christmas! See their Newsletter. Thanks!
★ 2021, September 23.
Salon du Livre Rare au Grand Palais Éphémère à Paris (23-26 septembre) :
Retrouvez nos créations 2021 – Alice, Steps, et la Tour en avant-première – au stand C11 chez Jacques Desse / Chez les libraires associés ! J’y serai de passage le jeudi 23 à l’ouverture. Invitations à télécharger.
Le samedi 25 septembre, je serai aux Puces de Vanves sur le stand de Stéphan Auriou / La Blanche Caroline pour présenter tous ces livres et plus encore. Avis aux amateurs !
Des questions ? Contact !
★ 2021, May 17.
! EXPOSITION POP-UPS !
à la LIBRAIRIE LARDANCHET (Paris 8e)
MAI-JUIN 2021 ➜ prolongé jusqu’au 28 JUILLET
Les livres d’artiste animés et variations de la série d’architectures kiri-origamiques STEPS (dont un exemplaire unique Night Steps fabriqué tout spécialement pour l’occasion) et le triptyque de cartes pop-up photo-architecturales POST HIROSHIGE.
J’aurai le plaisir de vous retrouver à la librairie le 10 juin
de 16h à 21h pour une nocturne-vernissage-rencontre, à l’occasion de la Nocturne Rive Droite.
La Librairie Lardanchet – Thierry Meaudre
100 rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré 75008 Paris – Tel : 01 42 66 68 32.
La librairie est ouverte du mardi au vendredi de 10h à 19h et le samedi de 11h à 13h et de 14h à 19h.
durera jusqu’à fin juin est prolongée jusqu’au 28 juillet.
★ 2021, March 20.
Our first indie publication is out: the Post Hiroshige Pop-Up Card Set!
A collaboration with the Australian photographer Rohan Hutchinson.
Limited to only 100 numbered and signed copies; 45 are available in the Shop.
Grab one while you still can, that’s all there’s ever going to be!
★ 2020, Dec. 1st.
Welcome to NC Paperworks!
Hi, this is Nick at the keyboard.
Welcome to NC Paperworks!
This new site takes the place of an older blog and features a proper Shop (at last).
It is still very bare, but bear with me: plenty of great stuff to come.
It is also very new: if anything doesn’t seem to work properly, please let me know!
It was set up to present and sell self-published collaborations with artists, artist’s pop-up books and original artworks.
Most of the publishing industry would have us believe, artists and readers alike, that pop-up and movable books are only cheap kids stuff and that pop-ups are mostly non-creative technical stuff (giving, for example, the publishers the licence not to pay us for reprints, and everyone – including other paper engineers! comparing paper engineering to door-making! – the feeling that plagiarism is OK, whereas it’s a crime of course); instead, it should be known that papered dimensional movement agrees with all art, all media and all public, that movable/pop-up making is an art (much akin to painted sculpture) and that pop-up works are time-consuming to create and expensive to produce properly.
And of course, self-publication allows complete control over the full book-making process.
To me, the pioneer in the field is Rosston Meyer’s www.popositionpress.com
Drop by his website if you haven’t already!
And if you have any question or comment, don’t hesitate and contact us.
Always there and happy to help!
Cheers! – Nick
1) We’re also more or less on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
2) For the best pop-up experience possible, please disable your browser’s SNS/ad-blocking apps (which can really mess things up).