★ 2023, July 21.
Autumn Fairs & New Pop-ups
Some Summer News for the months to come.
I’ll be present at 3 Pop-up / Artists’ Book Fairs this Fall:
- at the Festival du Livre Animé
September 22-24, AM 10-PM 7
in Cluny (71), France
- at the 18th Multiples Fair
October 28-29, AM 11-PM 6:30
in Morlaix (29), France
- at the 14th Salon du Livre Animé (Paris Pop-up Book Fair)
November 25, PM 2-6
at the Mairie du 9e (75), like in 2021.
I’m the acting organizer for this year’s SDLA and I hope all will be at least as wonderful as the past editions! I also designed a site salondulivreanime.blogspot.com/ and set up dedicated Instagram and Facebook accounts to follow. Cheers!
Last but not least, after some health issues (unfortunately unresolved), I’m working on one new pop-up book and several pop-up cards, all of these projects being artist-made for now. More news to come!
★ 2023, January 19.
Best Wishes and a Happy Poppin’ New Year!
If you have missed it, here is my 2023 Countdown Pop-up Card improvised on Dec. 31!
I’m also very proud to present my latest commission / collaboration, with the renowned street artist Rone for his latest installation TIME at Flinders Street Station in Melbourne, Australia. It’s called The Clock Room, it’s a pop-up paper tableau and it’s available on-site in Melbourne or here on Rone’s site. I also have a few copies for people living closer to me (contact me).
A few words, by the bye, about my YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/@ncpaperworks, where I put all sorts of pop-up related videos: new works of course, but also pop-up experiments, tutorials with templates, and works that I won’t print in hundreds of copies but I can make you one especially. Subscribe for cool pop-up stuff and to support my work, thanks!
★ 2022, November 25.
Year-end News and Novelties!
With four new self-published pop-up/movable works: WestWorld Mind Maze Pop-up, Castlevania Movable Pop-up Map, Apollinaire’s Picture-Poem Pop-up and Paris Rooftop Cats Leporello Book. In addition to all the other works announced earlier in the previous Newsletter and on Social Networks like Instagram, all hand-made in only a few copies, that you can also find in the Pop’Shop.
You can also check out our most recent Newsletters (see the links above at the top of the page), in English or in French.
The last event of the year for me will be a solo exhibition of my pop-ups works, original dummies, drawings, etc.! centered on The Tower of Horrors and Tenniel’s Alice in Wonderland, at the Public Library of Vaujours (93410), December 3-17. We’ll also craft a fun pop-up card during a kids’ workshop on Dec. 10. More info in the About ➔ Events-Exhibition page.
★ 2022, September 18.
I hope everyone had a Great Summer. Time for an overview of the upcoming events this Autumn!
I’ll be at the 6th Salon du Livre caudacien (94510 La Queue en Brie) on October 16, Sunday, from 10:00 to 18:00, presenting pop-up books and directing a pop-up workshop.
I’ll also be selling pop-up books and kirie artworks at the 17th Multiples artist book fair, on October 29 & 30, Sat-Sun, 11:00-18:30 in Saint-Martin-des-Champs / Morlaix (29600)
I hope to welcome lots of fine folks with new pop-up works at the 15th Salon du Livre animé on November 19, Saturday, 14:00-18:00. Annulé / cancelled…
Last but not least, I’m happy to announce a solo exhibition of my pop-ups works and original dummies and drawings at the Public Library of Vaujours (93410), December 6-17. We’ll make a fun pop-up card during the Dec 10 workshop.
Additional info about all this in the Events-Exhibition page.
Thanks! See you soon!
★ 2022, March 5.
Artists’ Books and Book-Objects Exhibition : Délires de livres 2022
organized by Am’Arts, from March 12 to April 10 at Galerie A l’Ecu de France in Viroflay near Paris
Works from 160 artists, including our pop-up artist’s books Baby Steps, Steps 2 and Small Night Steps.
I’ll be present at the opening event on March 12, Saturday, at 11 a.m. Come and say hi!
Association Am’Arts – http://www.am-arts.com/
Galerie A l’Ecu de France – 1 rue Robert Cahen – 78220 Viroflay – Tel : 01 39 07 11 80
Tous les jours de 14h à 19h
En train : Viroflay Rive Gauche (C, N, T6) – Google Maps.
★ 2022, Feb 26.
Workshop : Atelier LaboPop PAGE COUPE PLI
le samedi 26 mars à partir de 14h30 à l’Atelier des 4 Jeudis dans le 13e à Paris!
Au programme, 3 heures d’atelier
pour une réflexion autour du pop-up sans pièce ajoutée, sur une seule feuille,
et la réalisation d’un joli petit livre animé d’artiste en leporello.
Places limitées ! Réservation auprès de Sandrine
4 rue du Champ de l’Alouette, Paris 13e – 07 68 94 65 78
★ 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).