Monday, April 29, 2013

Cut and Fold: Book Review and Giveaway

Congratulations to Garlands, winner of this giveaway.

Ohh, now here's something I think you paper enthusiasts will really like. Paul Jackson's newest book, Cut and Fold Techniques for Promotional Materials, was recently released by Laurence King Publishing, a British publisher of creative and visual arts books.

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The 128 page paperback refreshes a variety of designs that have been nearly forgotten with the passage of time. Paul shows how to create more than forty dimensional attention-getters that can be printed with your contact info and sent to potential customers. Or perhaps you need a secure, but clever box to package the small, fragile pieces you sell via an online shop... you're bound to find an idea within these pages that will be just the ticket.

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Paul has had a long career as a professional paper engineer. He's authored thirty books, teaches university courses on various types of design, and leads workshops for museums, art centers, and festivals in North America and Europe. Needless to say, you're in good hands!

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Having spent enjoyable time perusing the copy I was sent, I can say without hesitation that there is something fun for everyone in this book - novelties and interactive toys, for example, but many of the intriguing ideas have practical applications... such as folded letters, envelopes, brochures, and posters. Some of the projects will be a challenge, but instructions are clearly relayed via a mix of text, diagrams, and photographs.The only thing that could improve it would be an accompanying DVD with Paul demonstrating the folds.

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If you're a marketing professional, a design student, or simply a lover of paper folding, it's safe to say you'll turn to this book again and again.

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So who's up for a giveaway? The Laurence King publicist is ready to send a copy to one winner anywhere in the world. Just leave a comment as your entry. The giveaway will end this Friday, May 3rd, and the winner will be announced on this page as soon as he/she has been contacted. Good luck!


129 comments:

gatofish said...

What a beautiful book. I'm intrigued by the puzzles section.

Estela Rueda said...

amazing book, paper folding may be an old technique but it is still relevant

Michelle Haag said...

What a great idea for packaging the necklaces I make!

rennbridy said...

Such an exciting twist on paper folding...I would love to share these ideas with my students. Maybe we could use some of the ideas to raise money for the school. I hope I win!

Handmade in Israel said...

I like the sound of this book! I hope I win :)

Lisa Marie said...

I would love to win this book. Please count me in!

Helle Holst said...

Looks and sounds great

Melle Jules said...

It seems to be really great! I can not wait to watch it

John Ang said...

I would love to have this book

iris said...

The book looks very interesting. I'd love to get one ;-))

LostnThought said...

This would be a great addition to my collection! I ordered his last book (on your suggestion!) and loved it! I find myself reaching for it anytime I'm stumped on a box design or just needing some inspiration!

Mam said...

Wow, what a great book! Enter my name please in the draw.

Cheryl S Miles said...

Looks like a great book. I would love a copy!

caperobin said...

Oh my word this is such an AMAZING book!! I'm a designer and illustrator by trade and am always so intrigued by the innovative use of folding techniques with paper! I would be so beyond thrilled to win a copy!! Thanks for a fantastic competition!

creativenimi said...

It would be amazing to learn these techniques. I guess it would be so much more satisfying to learn them. Very inspiring. Would love to win it.

Anonymous said...

Would love to add this to my collection--Paul's books really get my creative juices flowing.

Anonymous said...

I love paper so much... and i would be super happy to have this amazing book!!! Thank you for the chance!!!
Lix

Kim said...

Looks like a fun thing to try out, thanks for the opportunity!

NZim said...

Would love to get this for my collection and for teaching. My students love all aspects of paper engineering.

garlands said...

Count me in :) I'd love to try my hand at paper, as well as being a +1 for my Laurence King collection :)

Laura said...

Lovely book!

jaime said...

want it!!!!

Lorraine said...

This looks like it would be very fun to explore.

Adrian Mundy said...

I've just started a book making course and this would give ideas for new designs.

rachel said...

i LOVE this book series, i am so excited that there is a new one!

zabelfrank said...

great book...i'd like to have this =)

Darja Drakšič said...

Wow, this book looks amazing! Thank ypu for sharing it.

Laura Bradbury said...

Wow - looks amazing!

The Queen of Fifty Cents said...

I have long admired Paul Jackson's books and would love to have one...so pick me! ;o)

Apex Direct Mail said...

It looks like some of the ideas in this book would make excellent attention grabbing Direct Mail pieces!

Carl Pickles said...

I used to run a craft shop & some of the ideas in this book look like they would have been excellent for use in our paper crafting workshops!

Ana Laura De Romero said...

I love every time you announce a Worldwide Giveaway, But this... Its just great!! thanks a lot
sra_de_romero(at)yahoo.com.mx

Pratvam creations said...

wow!!! couldnt get any better...what a giveaway :))

Anonymous said...

Would love to win this book---it looks totally amazing. Thank you for sharing.
---Kirby

sararocks said...

Wow! You know what, this paper folding guide can feed my OCD (I often fold paper-any kind of paper-into something: bird, plane, unknown object). I can show some new tricks that might be useful for decoration or gift wrapping.

You're so cool to keep it as a worldwide giveway! :))

Anna Faber-Hammond said...

Great idea and awesome book design. Love the infographic tutorials! I would love to learn more about this functional origami-type work!


An said...

This book sounds awesome!

dream.facade@yahoo.com

magic shuttle said...

This is amazing..I'd like to take part in the draw

Livija Dale said...

Would love to enter

4edge said...

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Kayleigh said...

I would love to win this!

Reusing with Quilling said...

The book looks amazing n interesting !Lots to learn ...Thanks for the chance !

Deanna Rommel said...

Count me in!!

Dominic Philcox said...

Let's try that again. I'm in.

Katie May said...

Fantastic book, one for my wish list!

Catherine Moleski said...

Purple is my favourite colour ;D

papelhilo said...

I love origami and all paper crafts, so this book seems to be a real treat !

GK said...

The puzzles and illusions look intriguing. Count me in!

Miss Laura said...

This book and the ideas within are what make design memorable. I have so much respect for the minds behind this book!

Ink said...

Lovely - I just "turned my back" on photography in order to get more time for paper folding and quilling. This would certainly be an inspiration!

CJG said...

What a cool book! I teach 6th grade, and after our state testing, we usually have to remain silent until the official testing time is finished. Some kids, however, need to fidget, and tackling a more challenging paper folding project (they are masters of the "cootie catcher") could be exactly what I need.

Unknown said...

I need to add folding to my repertoire :-)

Carol Leigh said...

The endless possibilities of geometry and paper - it makes my heart race! Thankyou for this opportunity

mandslee said...

I have been discovering PAPER for the last few months - yet I see I really have no idea of it's possibilities! Thanks for sharing

Smita Satish said...

Wow such a lovely art..would love to have the book for my son who likes cut and fold technique a lot..thanks.

IeSt said...

Amazing book, great giveaway!

Kat said...

Count me in for wanting this book! Fabulous!

RC said...

looks like fun!

Anonymous said...

This book looks really exciting!
Erinloeppert@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Looks fabulous . Thanks for the opportunity

Anonymous said...

ann...you have sold me....i am off to see if our local library can add another paul jackson to their collection.
thanks for another fabulous giveaway!
cheers licia politis

kcli said...

I love your blog and all the interesting topics you share.

Thanks for allowing us to participate in your giveaway!

Diane in Denver said...

After a lifetime of trying other crafts (pottery, stamping, crochet & knitting), paper crafts are now my absolute favorite. I've been experimenting with origami and this sounds right up my alley ... I will look for this book!

Grandma Jean said...

Well, I don't know if I really want this book. Let's see great photos and diagrams, concepts ... Hmmm .... not sure. Wait ... I'm kidding. I want it. Seriously. :-D

MB Isaac said...

I love papercrafting and this would definitely help me enhance my skill set and boost creativity.

komnatachista said...

What a wonderful topic for a giveaway! Thanks, Ann - throw my hat in the ring! - Karren

Aurelie D. said...

I love the idea of new applications of papercrafting in the workplace. go paper engineers!

Charul @ Tadka Masala said...

Wow.. what a wonderful giveaway! :)

Nicole M. said...

This book looks like a ton of fun! Thanks!

Sangita Pillai said...

Wow, what a great giveaway!! perfect for paper lovers!!!

Suman Pandit said...

wow, this is an amazing book!!

Annie said...

Gorgeous! I'd love to win this, it looks so fun!

Vicki said...

This looks like a fabulous book, please count me in.

Rachelle Lee said...

Wow! This book looks amazing! I love making things with paper! :D

Amanda Renea said...

I love paper crafting and this book looks like something that belongs on my craft bookshelf!

Carol said...

Love reading your blog.
Also love paperfolding!
Please enter me into the draw.
juno
xx

lulu_ma said...

there's no harm trying a different technique with paper right? haha. thanks for the chance to win!

Diane said...

Thanks for this chance. Diane G Love your blog too!!

Scribbling Earthling said...

WOW! Would love to have this book!

Anonymous said...

I'm always amazed by paper

ksukeena(at)yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

What a great book. So many uses.
aussie29@rogers.com

Anonymous said...

This looks wonderful, a definite for the paper lover's shelves
Carolyn

Prachi Bora said...

Such a great book! I am very intrigued by the puzzles and illusions section - would love to try those out. Crossing my fingers! Thanks for the opportunity, Ann.

Taste it -you know you want to, at luxurycardstore.com said...

I would love this book I'm hooked on all things folding!

Effie Dee said...

His first book totally changed the way i work with paper. it can only get better.

imebears said...

What a great giveaway. Would love to win this book.

Yviemarie said...

Looks like a fab book! When I was still at college, I would sit and read a HOW TO FOLD book full of nets of cool products. Geek. I know. I still love that book!

Stefani Tadio said...

Holy cow - I can't imagine a book more suited to a paper artist. I would love to win this book. Thanks Ann, for the great review!

Penny said...

What could be better than a book about paper folding! This is going on my wish list! Thanks for the heads up. :)

Sharon Hermens said...

I would love to own one of the "Cut and Fold Techniques" book. Enjoy your blog.

Nupur said...

This looks like a paper lover's dream book! Would love to be selected for the giveaway!

Nupur, Thrilling Quilling

SUGANTHI said...

I enjoy folding. This looks like a great book.

Megan said...

Interesting book.

willowday said...

I'd love to have this book! Thank you. You're site is just so exceptionally collected and displayed. It's just a paper-gem!

serenajasmine said...

my mind is being blown by this book! love this site too!

LisaVi said...

I would love this book. I can see ideas crossing over to my porcelain sculpture work!

Jujublu said...

this book looks like its chock full of inspiration, would love to own it.

Cristina said...

That book looks awesome!

Jan Castle said...

Needless to say, I would LOVE to win this book!!! Thanks for the chance!
Paper Hugs,
Jan

Stephanie Pounds said...

Did someone say folding?

Jennifer said...

Looks like a fabulous and intriguing book -- would love to throw my hat into the ring.

suebe said...

Wow. This looks like scads of fun! Thank you for the giveaway.

Bev said...

Ooooh I would LOVE this book. I've loved and done paper artistry for 20+ years. It would be so cool to try these...

cheeseatfourpence said...

My students are obsessed with the earlier Paul Jackson books, so I would be so excited to have a new one to share with them,especially as we have been looking at ways to promote your work only this week! Here's hoping....

Melissa Kojima said...

Wow. I'd love to win and learn some new paper art. They do look very attention-getting! How generous of the publicist!

Anonymous said...

This book looks intriguing, would love to own it and fold some of the designs in it, it would look so good in my collection! Carolyn A.

petal said...

I'd love to win this book, looks like there are lots of great ideas.

BUBUCKE said...

Fiquei curiosa a respeito do Puzzles and ilusions, deve ser interessante como tudo que este autor publica. Adoraria ganhar este livro.
Vanda Albuquerque

BurningRubber said...

That looks like a fun book

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing this book, i will love to have one copy, i will means a lot of fun hours!!
Noelani@onelinkpr,net

justbea123 said...

What an interesting concept for a book. I agree, it looks like a real page turner and is sure to spark many creative ideas. Thanks for this opportunity to win a copy. My email address is 123beulahbee@gmail.com

tina @ colourliving said...

Wow, I've been a fan of Paul Jackson well, forever..
This book would be magic for my collection.

Thank you for the Opportunity and good Luck to everyone.

Btw, love your blog...

June (planetjune) said...

Ooh, clever and functional paper folding? Count me in!

EsVee said...

thanx for the opportunity.. i just would like to know if it would be easy for a beginner to try out the techniques given.. Got slightly apprehensive since u mentioned the dvd idea..

Tailor Komal said...

I am great fan of Paul Jackson.
I love his book on pop up that is "The Pop-Up Book" and "folding for designers". I always wonder if he can write something on Paper engineering.
Cut n Fold is different subject but still I like to know his new techniques through it.
let me have my copy. Thanks

jillustrator said...

Looks like a great read! Thanks for sharing.

Ann Martin said...

EsVee, some of the projects are quite simple and would be fine for beginners. The directions are clear and with practice, I'm sure you would build your skills to tackle the more complicated ones. Hope this helps.

lgogolin said...

Wow - would love to share this book with my artsy daughter!

texcinlulu said...

This book looks like a lot of fun. I would love to win it.
Thanks for sharing.

Kathleen M said...

Wow! The book looks fantastic and I would enjoy learning some paper engineering techniques. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

M E Hubbard said...

Packaging makes any product more interesting and approachable. This book gives you creative ways to stand out in an already crowded field. Love it.

ZiRA felicitari said...

Very interesting paper models!

Anonymous said...

Love paper and anything paper in books
SSF

kendell said...

I just love the chance to win this wonderful book. It certainly is amazing, there are some really creative people willing to show their work for others to understand.

wei shan chan said...

I need this book so much for my portfolio to create such a unforgettable interview and other projects. Plus, I've been so interested in paper folding and origami. please please please. Would love to win this soooooo much. thank you :)

Gill said...

This looks a great book - I'd love to win a copy!

Fiona said...

I'd love a copy! It looks like a great book!

Anonymous said...

i too would love to look at and try some of the designs!!!

Ann Martin said...

This giveaway has ended. Thanks for taking the time to enter. The winner will be chosen by a random number generator and announced as soon as he/she has been contacted.

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