And thanks to Cathy over on Teacher Features for the link to the website of Paul Johnson.
I especially love the works on his 'commissions' page .
Everyone's no doubt familiar with this Lexus 'pop-up book' car ad:
What I hadn’t realised is that the whole ad was created by engineers in a studio and employed no digital effects at all – which makes it a far more amazing production than it appeared at first glance. (We are so used to computer-generated special effects now that we assume they are all-pervasive and that we know better than to believe our own eyes pretty much the whole time.) You can watch some behind-the-scenes footage here
And I belatedly remembered that I’d seen this inspired pop-up book from Japan last year, on Alex’s excellent Shedworking site - the ultimate 'coffee table book'.
Finally, I'm grateful to Cathy again for introducing me to the exciting paper-cutting work of Danish artist Peter Callesen, which was all completely new to me. Though not strictly 'pop-ups', his thought-provoking cut paper creations are well worth a mention in this context because of their extraordinary ability to tell complex stories in a deceptively simple way. Have a look at his works on water, too.