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Pop Your Candidate into the White House

Living in the suburbs of Washington, D.C., many of us are totally absorbed with the ongoing (and entertaining) 2012 election proceedings. So once again I’ve designed a do-it-yourself pop-up campaign card that can be downloaded and constructed as a dimensional vote for the candidate of your choice. I’ve included the entire field of pop-up candidates, so choose one and glue him onto the White House lawn, or Photoshop your own pick into the scene. (I’ll be editing down the choices as the Republican field narrows. Stay tuned….) Here’s the link for the images and instructions. Have fun, and don’t forget to vote at the polls.

Pop-Up Family Geneologies at Smithsonian Museum of American History

Saturday at the Smithsonian Institution’s Museum of American History month was a lively celebration of Black History month. As part of the festivities, I worked with a wonderful staff of volunteers to teach visiting kids and their parents how to make pop-up illustrations of their families and of historic community events.

Throughout the day we had a stream of participants. Most took their finished pieces home, but some left a pop-up or two in our gallery display on the wall.

The event was orginally scheduled for February 6th, but was cancelled in the frenzy of the blizzard that brought most events in Washington to a halt that weekend. I’m so happy that Philippa Rapp0port and the Smithsonian staff decided to reschedule! Thanks also to Anthony Thomas and James Zimmerman for their part in arranging this successful event.

Maggie Coolidge, studio intern








Corcoran sophomore Maggie Coolidge has been working with me in the studio as a summer intern, helping with publicity for Volume 2 of The Pocket Paper Engineer. She’s also been designing some of her own pop-ups, working on a Facebook page for the press, and writing a Wikipedia article. Here she is with her dragon pop-up.

Maggie will be studying sculpture at the Corcoran School of Art this fall.