|Artist / Creator||Paul Johnson|
|Place of Publication||Manchester, England|
|Structure / Binding||Unique pop-up artwork model|
|Medium / Materials||Fabric dyed Waterford watercolour paper with pen and brush artwork|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||7.5 x 11.8 x .0.08 inches (closed), 5.9 inches open|
|Edition Size||Unique Artist Book|
|Box / Wrapper||Contained in a wrapper|
|Signed & Numbered||Signed by the Artist|
This is one of a series of original pictures of the artist’s garden in full summer as seen through windowpanes and mounted on an artist’s easel. It is easy to assemble the pop-up from its flat state – instructions enclosed with the model.
Artist BioPaul Johnson’s unique pop-up books are in the Library of Congress, Washington DC, the V&A Museum in London, and most major university library collections in the US. He was awarded first prize and the Portnall award in the 2013 Society of Bookbinders International Bookbinding Competition. In 2017 a film about him was shown on BBC TV and the same year he was runner up in the Bodleian Library competition: Redesigning the Medieval Book. In 2018 the Johns Hopkins University acquired the Paul Johnson archive comprising over five hundred items of his artwork (including 250 pop-ups) spanning half a century. In 2019 he was shortlisted for the Movable Book Society’s Megendorffer Prize and in the same year he won the Excellence in Craftsmanship award of the Society of Bookbinders International Bookbinding Competition. He lives in Manchester, England.