Saturday, December 5, 2020

Pop Up Creators Project, 9 Leporellos, UK, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, 2018

This is a really wonderful project in which 18 children's illustrators and comics artists from across the UK, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania were commissioned to work with groups of 16-24 year old visual artists across the same countries and to mentor them in creating their own illustrated leporello story books. As a result 150 young artists created their own books, which were then exhibited in a show titled "Pop Up Creators: An illustration exchange across the UK and Baltic Countries," at the London Book Fair's 'Baltic Countries Market Focus,' May-June, 2018. For more info see: Pop Up

This collaborative project in which young artists are mentored by an experienced professional has echoes of Roger Omar's '6dreams' project which he conceived of in 2002, in which children from assorted countries describe their dreams and an artist/illustrator turns them into accordion books. Follow this link to see some of the awesome books created: 6dreams, editor Roger Omar

Description of all the books: 6 pages, double-sided, individual pages 8" (h) x 5.5" (w), when fully opened 2ft 9".

Alise Gluskova

Diana Jarmakova

Ilze Ance Kazaka

Rebeka Lukosus

Liana Mihailova

Pauls Rietums

Tonijs Strods

Lote Vilma Vitina

Zane Zlemesa

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