Name: Gotham City Bat-Signal
Materials: 200gms paper and cardboard
Artwork: Paper cut
Techniques: V-folds and parallel folds
Gotham City Bat-signal pop-up. (Loosely based on the animated series) Nice “little” project that has been on my shelf for quite a while. I finally found some time to finish it in color. I wish I had darker blue for the shadows but it’s hard to even find one color of dark blue… Also maybe the Bat-signal could have been flatter but still, happy with how this turned out. Was fun to make!
The top part contains a big V-fold in the center with two V-folds on the left and right. The upper surfaces of the outer V-folds are extended to hold the bat-signal. This "harmonica mechanism" also makes it possible to fit a very large shape into the card. Attached to the outer two V-folds are parallel boxes that hold and lift the other layers in position. The decor is made out of two layers of paper: black on the front, and yellow on the back. The windows are cut-out so that the yellow back layers are visible.
First concept that I’ve used to make the final version in color. For measuring and testing the mechanism. This is how I start most of my projects.