Recent News, Events and Press Cuttings

★ 2021, March 31.

A few additions to the Pop’Shop these past few days:
– a stunning Night Steps and an absurd Downside Up, handcrafted pop-up card variations on the artist book Steps 2,
– and a lavish Boxed Steps Color Card Set (only one copy).

If you have any question, feel free to contact me, always happy to talk and help.
Take care!

★ 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!

Lots of projects on the table (decided on one miniature book, one pop-up book, and some pop-up cards for now).
More news as soon as can be, and glimpses on Instagram (or FB).

★ 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.

Why self-publication?

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 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.

To me, the pioneer in the field is Rosston Meyer’s
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 (that can really mess things up).



Délire de Livres 2022 (Am’Arts)
Exposition de livres-objets et livres d’artistes
Écu de France, Viroflay (FR)


11e Salon du Livre animé
Chez les libraires associés
Rencontre-signature, Médiathèque Françoise Sagan (FR), 2018/11/21

Finalist of the Artist Book Meggendorfer Prize with Steps
USA, 2018/09

La p’tit’édit n° 3
Livres d’artistes uniques ou à tirages très limités

Librairie Gaëlle Cambon
Exposition-rencontre, Tours (FR), 2018/09/28-30
Avec Diane de Bournazel et Dominique Spiessert


10e Salon du Livre animé
Chez les libraires associés
Rencontre-signature, Paris (FR), 2017/11/23

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