New Melville Pop-Up Published

Courtesy of Chronicle Books

An illustration from the recently published Moby-Dick: A Pop-Up Book.  

In Herman Melville’s bicentennial year, which he shares with Walt Whitman, Chronicle Books has published a new pop-up retelling of his most famous work, Moby-Dick. Alongside striking typography, the rich linocut artworks by French artist Joëlle Jolivet portray ten key chronological moments in shadowbox style. Argentinian paper engineer Gérard Lo Monaco then applied his talents to the mechanical side of things.

Melville completists and pop-up devotees will not want to miss out on what the publisher calls “an adventure in book craft and storytelling.” You can take a quick flip-through here: