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Explore Mathematical Concepts Hands-On With a Paper Folding Kit by Kelli Anderson

May 9, 2019

Laura Staugaitis

Brooklyn-based designer Kelli Anderson (previously) continues to wow us with her inventive and interactive paper creations. Anderson’s Folding Paper DIY Kit builds on mathematical concepts to provide a hands-on way to learn about the shape-shifting possibilities of this everyday material. Each kit includes eight sheets of auxetic folding patterns along with instructions for each design: the Miura-ori fold, Ron Resch’s Square Twist, a…

 

 



Design

26 Paper Engineers From Around the World Turned the Alphabet Into a Limited Edition Book

October 10, 2018

Laura Staugaitis

…of paper-focused designers. Included are the strong graphic sensibility of Kelli Anderson (previously), Hiromi Takeda’s delicate ode to flowers, and a supernova “S” by Isabel Uria, an Ecuadorian artist who also designed the clamshell box. In addition to each letter folio that includes a description of its artist’s inspiration, the compendium comes with a history of The Movable Book Society by Ann Montanaro Staples and an introduc…

 

 



Design

A New Book Filled With Interactive Paper Pop-up Gadgets by Kelli Anderson

October 10, 2017

Laura Staugaitis

Kelli Anderson, a self-described artist/designer and tinkerer has just released her long-awaited book, This Book is a Planetarium. Anderson, who is based in Brooklyn, works in a variety of digital and analog media but is best known for her use of paper in the form of educational apps and animations, as well as interactive tools. This Book is a Planetarium features several different paper gadgets designed by Anderson, all of which are fully funct…

 

 



Design Photography

This Book Is a Camera: A Functioning Pinhole Camera Inside a Pop-Up Book

November 30, 2015

Christopher Jobson

Artist and designer Kelli Anderson just released her latest book This Book is a Camera, a pop-up book that turns into a fully functional pinhole camera. The book acts as a simple educational tool to help explain how photography worked before we all had camera phones in our pockets. Anderson points out that making a simple camera obscura really isn’t too difficult and provides instructions on how you can make one yourself. This Book is a Ca…

 

 



Design Science

Unearth the Secrets of the Green Kingdom with the ‘Plants’ App from Tinybop

May 26, 2014

Christopher Jobson

…bowels of the human body using artwork from illustrator and designer Kelli Anderson. Less than a year later we get to see the latest addition to Tinybop’s Explorer’s Library series, Plants. The educational title lets you explore two interactive dioramas (forest and desert) illustrated by Marie Caudry where you learn about the lifecycle of plants and how they interact with the rest of the world. Tundra and grassland biomes coming soon….

 

 



Design Illustration

Paper Stop Motion Teaser for the Human Body Anatomy App

August 19, 2013

Christopher Jobson

…uman Body is the first release from design studio Tinybop as part of their Explorer’s Library series that seeks to “help children develop a foundational understanding of the world.” The immersive anatomy app for kids features some great artwork work from illustrator and designer Kelli Anderson who created 200+ illustrations of bones, veins, muscles and other components that comprise the interactive environment as well as the stop…