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One Red Dot by David A. Carter Little Simon, c2005 Image used with permission by David A. Carter.
Karen began collecting pop-up books over twenty five years ago after receiving Robert Sabuda's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Soon afterwards, she discovered the astonishing pop-up books of David Carter and curiosity turned to a passion for collecting all types of paper engineering, origami and kirigami styles, especially books with modern designs.
Karen is an alumnus of the University of Michigan-Dearborn and Ann Arbor. Valerio has a close connection to the Dearborn area, working at Ford Motor Company as an engineer for over 25 years.
The Mardigian Library was the perfect choice to donate the pop-up book collection with a specific goal in mind: to spark innovative ideas through visual inspiration of various paper engineering techniques found in each book. It is an accessible collection with a special interest for engineering, robotics, mathematics, science, business, education and arts students.
Inspiration found in pop-up books and different folding style techniques has been applied to:
The possibilities are endless.
Let's also not forget the pop-up books are fun to look at!
The Mardigian Library has one LulzBot 3D printer and we offer a 3D printing service for current students, faculty, and staff of the University of Michigan-Dearborn.
Please visit our 3D Printing Service page for information on 3D printing, resources for students and faculty, and how to submit your 3D Print Requests.