Thinking of You.

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Creator

Edward H. Hutchins.

Title

Thinking of You.

Publisher

Salem, NY: Editions,

Date

2015.

Description

The most precious items in my collection of pop-up and movable books and ephemera are handmade. On rare occasions, paper engineers will construct a unique and personal pop-up for me.

In 2012, while on safari in Botswana, I found sheets of paper made from elephant dung! Coarse but pliable—and NOT smelly—I tried to envision what paper engineers would make from them and sent a sheet to my dear friend and book artist, Ed Hutchins.

Imagine my surprise when I received an envelope from Ed with a note that said, “You are the only person in my life who has sent me rare poopy paper.” Inside was a greeting card made of the dung paper and was itself an elephant pop-up! He didn’t even know that I also collect elephants. And like an elephant, I’ll never forget Ed and this card, which I treasure.

Source

Ellen G. K. Rubin

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Citation

Edward H. Hutchins. , “Thinking of You. ,” Grolier Club Exhibitions, accessed September 24, 2018, https://grolierclub.omeka.net/items/show/438.