Helen Friel, The Imp of the Perverse

“A short story by Edgar Allan Poe, ‘The Imp of the Perverse’ discusses the imp inside all of us that leads us to do things we know we shouldn’t do. Each page is perforated in a grid system with sections of the text missing. Readers must follow the simple instructions to tear and fold specific sections to reveal the missing text. Books are usually perceived as precious objects and this destruction is engineered to give the reader conflicting feelings, do they keep the book in it’s perfect untorn form? Or give into the imp and enjoy tearing it apart?”

want. so badly.


7E Guest Artist - Elod Beregszaszi

Elod is a paper artist/engineer based in London.  He creates art installations, commercial backdrops, greeting cards, jewelry, etc.  He writes, “I look forward to develop a kinetic language to explore form through the constellation of cuts and folds.”  

We are very happy to hear he is a fan of our blog and super excited to have him join our community.

Check out his beautiful/clever work on his site and flickr.  




View the Making of a TED-Ed Lesson: Bringing a pop-up book to life

In ‘The Pangaea Pop-up’ Lesson, animator Biljana Labovic decided the best way to illustrate moving, shifting tectonic plates was to use a physical object that could also move and shift. Here, Labovic explains how she and her team of animators created a pop-up book to visualize Pangaea — and how you can make your own.