The Movable Book Society's conference in Boston!



Hell everyone.

Today I'm going to write about the conference which was held in Boston this 15th-17th.

I attended only in 17th but had a great-irreplaceable experience at there.


Firstly, this was my second visit to America.

(I had lived in NY when I was baby for only 7 months! Unfortunately, no memories! )

But my nervousness was huge by some reasons.


Anyway, the conference was great than I had imagined.

So many wonderful paper-engineers, artists, designers,

collecters were all together... what a exciting place it was!

What's more, people were all very kind for me,

so I enjoyed and studied a lot.


My biggest surpirize at this conference is

I can realized "Pop-up can do much much more than I think!"

Because pop-up can be useful in scientific world and other world!


And I got a passion towards changing Japanese recognition

such as "Pop-up is only for Children's book."

and establishing what is the Japanese pop-up beauty.


Thank you for all I met at the conference.

I do appreciate with your kindness and this opportunity.


Hope I can see , talk to you all again and show and see my/your new works in the future.




Hiromi Takeda

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  2016/09/28   武田 裕美

[for art] Making 5copies of my first pop-up artist book



Hello everyone.

These days we were having a big typhoon in Japan.

My city- Kyoto had strong wind, rain and thunder,

but no damage surround me.


Anyway, today I write about making 5copies of my

pop-up artist book"Sensible Flowers".



Firstly, this is my first time to making book copies.

I have made lots of pop-up greeting cards, but book.


So it was not easy to find the best way

to get it done beautifully as its original.


Look at these are parts.

While I assembling, I noticed that I lost one smallest part!




And now I finished assembling.

Booking is also finished!


Hope people at the conference enjoy this!


Hiromi Takeda

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for art   2016/09/09   武田 裕美

[News] Meggendorfer Prize for Artist Book finalists

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Hello everyone.

Here is 28℃ now in Kyoto Japan.

Wind is very comfortably cold, cicadas stop singing then

I can feel Autumn is coming just behind the door.


Anyway, today I have one news which I am selected

to be Meggendorfer Artist Book Prize 10 finalists.


Firstly, Meggendorfer Artist Book Prize is held

by The Movable Book Society.


And my pop-up artist books named "Sensible Flowers" and "Clematis" have been selected to be that prize 10 finalists.


Here are some of pics from them.




Sensible Flowers

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The top winner will be announced in a conference which will be held in Boston on 17th of September.

And I'm planing to attend there.

Looking forward to seeing many pop-ups and meeting pop-up lovers so much.


Oh, I wish my English made surprizingly rapid progress...!!!!


Hiromi Takeda

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News   2016/09/02   武田 裕美