Pip Heartwood is a fully paper-engineered first of its kind interactive toy book, with a customizable character creation system, allowing your child to create a character in his or her likeness and become part of the book!
I follow a fantastic podcast called “The Toy Coach: Making It In the Toy Industry,” a podcast that aims to help those who want to start their toy inventions or companies. During a morning run, I was listening to the latest episode, […]
After making a rough prototype of the book using my kid’s art supplies, I was ready to find a printing company that could print and assemble 500 to 1000 copies of the first edition, which was not an easy task. Alibaba is […]
One of the advantages of living in China is the cheap and easy access to print shops and printing companies. On the street right outside our apartment community, there is a little print shop where customers would go to print menus, promotional […]
I want to show you the works our artist Andreea is able to create from my rudimentary sketches. After seeing this, you’ll agree that finding a great artist will transform your concepts from rough ideas into actual products that people will want […]
Paper engineers are amazing! They can transform normal looking pages into work of engineering marvels. From popups to moving mechanics, these artists create wonderful interactive pages that are perfect for children to engage in. I knew it was critical to find an […]
Here is the first video I sent to Andreea to explain one of the concepts of the book. In the video, I demonstrated the concept of the first 2 spreads, in which the hole on the right page of spread 1 goes […]
Arrrgh! I’ve looked everywhere for this type of books for my kids, ones where they can customize a detachable character and put themselves in the book and interact with its pages, and none exists! Although Wonderbly and other publishers have already established […]