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Thursday, September 18, 2008

Moveable Oz

In 1944, the first moveable Oz book was created by Julian Wehr, who designed a number of moveable books with clever paper engineering. The Wizard of Oz was not a pop-up book, but the six animations are subtle and effective. Sliding a tab from left to right creates movement in the image. In the example I've shown, I particularly like Toto's sudden appearance!

The Wehr family has started to reissue a couple of Julian Wehr's books - maybe this title will become available again. Their website is www.wehranimations.com

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