Pop-up book about the brain

The pop-up book BOVEN KAMERS takes the reader on a tour through the human brain and its functions in six pop-up spreads. At first it shows the oldest brain areas, which lie deep inside the brain. In these areas are the most basic functions, like the control of our breathing and heartbeat. After that, the book shows the specialisms of the left and right hemispheres. Finally, you see the cortex, the outer layer of the brain. This layer contains the complex functions, like reading, writing and singing. The pop-up models in the pop-up book BOVEN KAMERS are real-sized, 3D representations of the brain and give together with the (Dutch) index next to the models, insight into the human brain.


The biological information in the book is controled by neuroscientists  Gerard J. Boer, Dutch Brain Institute and prof. dr. Harry B. M. Uijlings, VUMC. Besides that I worked together with paperartist Ingrid Siliakus, because all the detailed pieces of the pop-up models are lasercut.

SOLD OUT! Limited edition pop-up book

The printrun of BOVEN KAMERS, pop-up book about the brain is a limited edition of 50 books. All books are handmade, numbered and signed. BOVEN KAMERS contains six pop-up spreads with accompanying text in Dutch.

Exhibitions and publications

2011    Exhibition AKV |st. Joost, Breda

             Dutch Design Week, Klokgebouw Eindhoven

2012    Brain Project, Continium Kerkrade

             Exhibition Lezersfeest, Bibliotheek van Rotterdam

             Boekkunstbeurs, Pieterskerk Leiden

             Beurs van kleine uitgevers, Paradiso Amsterdam

             Article Monsterkamer

2013    Launch Monsterkamer, Amsterdam

            Eyecatcher Printmatters Magazine, Spring 2013 issue

            Seminar Art of Neuroscience, EYE Amsterdam

            Article by Theo Gielen in Movable Stationery- The quarterly publication of The Movable Book Society

2014    Article inspiration: To (the) Moon and beyond op VolgensVos.nl

            Presentation Pecha Kucha Eindhoven, TAC Eindhoven

2015    Prob fashion film Amsterdam Fashion Institute, Bioscoop het Ketelhuis Amsterdam

            Presentation Pecha Kucha Peelland In de Gloria, Asten

            Side expo Arnon Grunberg tentoonstelling Museum Twentsewelle, Enschede

            Presentation Pecha Kucha Mierlo Bibliotheek dommeldal, Mierlo         

            Young talent GRID, Grafisch Museum Groningen

            Collaboration Elbel Libro Bookbinding Da Vinci creatieve ruimtes, Amsterdam

            Posts on blogs: This Girl Lel, ME studio, Sofie LH, Passion for paper and print, Christa design, CM ontwerp, Pinterest

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