An incredible Game of Thrones pop-up book that unfolds into a huge dimensional map of Westeros
Game of Thrones: A Pop-Up Guide to Westeros
by Matthew Reinhart (paper engineer) and Michael Komarck (illustrator)
2014, 9.25 x 11
$42 Buy a copy on Amazon
As a big fan of Game of Thrones, I was happy to get my hands on this Westeros pop-up book. But oh my goodness, I had no idea how amazing a pop-up book could be! With five spreads and 33 pops, the book is fun enough as a beautiful pop-up. But then I noticed a mysterious sheet of paper – titled “Unfolding the Map” – taped to the back of the book with illos that looked like origami instructions. Huh? I figured there was a pull-out map inside the book that I missed. But as I followed the somewhat complicated steps (okay, I had to call Mark into the office to help me out, and it took us over five minutes to properly unfold the thing), I realized this wasn’t just your typical paper map we were dealing with – we were unfolding the actual book (almost as tricky to do as one of those intricate puzzle boxes from Japan) until it turned into a very large, interactive, three-dimensional atlas of the Seven Kingdoms.
I’m blown away with this pop-up-book-map. There are so many surprises. Once we turned it into the map I spent a long time reading all of the information in the pull-out tabs (so great to get all of the lands and kingdom history straight), only to later discover I’d missed a bunch of mini pop-ups that were right in front of me! This “book” serves as a great reference guide to the history, kingdoms, characters, and layout of Westeros, as well as a conversation piece of art. And it comes just in time – season 4 starts April 6, 2014. – Carla Sinclair