A short explanation
I am a graphic designer, book collector and occasional antiquarian book seller in Australia and a member of the Movable Book Society, an international membership of artists, collectors, libraries and museum people dedicated to preserving and maintaining the history of these books.
My wife and partner are directors of our graphic design studio that we have run for the last 30 years . During these decades I have become an avid collector of hand-made movable and pop-up books from across the ages. The attraction of illustration, words, brilliant graphic and printing embellishments combined into visually tactile works of art transformed into books accessible to young and old. I could not resist. Upon finding out the 500 year history of 'movable' elements in books ranging from antiquarian celestial and medical volumes to today's architectural pop-up books, social, satirical volumes through to children's books, again I was hooked. I had found a solution to my previous dormant hunting and gathering instincts.
Although I am still an active collector, I have reached the stage where a collector, custodian and accumulator of 'things' realizes it is time to share with other collectors and the next generation of book lovers.
Please check out the page below for extra information on the Collection and how you can explore assorted books and even purchase books that will be listed from time to time.