Memes as pop-up cards

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I’m digging the vast array of dumpster stuffs found under that link, including a touch-activated night light.

And the site’s header that says, “DON’T FUCK US OVER, 2022”


i like these a lot. i have a real affinity for pop-ups. i’ve been collecting pop-up books for the past seven years, a collection which started when i ran across the pop-up book of phobias by greenberg and reinhart which is a delightful and subtle work of art. i may have to consider adding some of these to my collection.

edited to eliminate redundancy.


These are really brilliant. The simple, yet satisfying analog animations are like gifs who broke out of toon-town into the real world and feel like a magic trick. It’s a bummer this can’t be sold. It seems like it sits somewhere between a the visual analogs to a book of “Famous Movie Quotes” and music sampling, the latter at least having a complicated licensing scheme, but still profitable…


I love pop ups!


One good meme deserves another:


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A series of smol, scary, Hallowe’en pop-up hardcovers came out during the late 80s- early 90s. They were V weird, and since I am, too, I thought they were adorable. I looked 'em up, and found out some were also available full sized, which I never saw at the bookstores where I worked. They’re by Keith Mosely, who’s created many other pop-ups. They have great titles: The Things in Mouldy Manor, The Ghosts of Creepy Castle, Some Bodies in the Attic, and The Door Under the Stairs.

My BF had a big giant haunted house pop-up book, which we gave my BFF one Hallowe’en. She was thrilled.

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