Today I’m excited to announce that The Art of the Fold by Hedi Kyle and Ulla Warchol is already available for pre-order!

You can purchase it wherever books are sold and at: and other independent bookstores Book Arts Centers such as Barnes & Noble and Amazon

I’m lucky to own a copy of this long-anticipated treasure, co-authored by mother and daughter. I’m also lucky to call one of the authors, Ulla Warchol, my friend. Through her, I met her mother Hedi, who is an acclaimed pioneer in the world of book arts. Together they have authored a book that now has a special place in my heart and personal library. The things that I’m learning from this book are making my mind explode with new ideas.

Hedi Kyle was born in Berlin, graduated in 1959 from the Werk-Kunst-Schule in Wiesbaden, Germany, with a degree in graphic design, and shortly thereafter emigrated to the United States. In the decades since, she has spent her career revolutionizing the field of book arts, teaching workshops throughout the United States, Canda, and Europe. In her capacity as a conservator, Hedi cofounded the Book Preservation Center at the New York Botanical Garden and coauthored Library Materials Preservation Manual, one of the first books on library preservation techniques.

Recently, I had the pleasure of collaborating with Ulla on this project. Everyone involved was in awe of her building skills. Trained as an architect at the Cooper Union, she worked in the field while developing a multidisciplinary approach to structure. Ulla leans toward a broad exploration of materials and techniques in both large-scale works—interiors, buildings, and set design—and small-scale works—books, fabrication, and collaborations with artists.

To learn more about Hedi Kyle, Ulla Warchol, and their book, I invite you to visit

Details about the book:

192 pages
500 easy-to-follow illustrations
Hardcover with belly band
Projects include flag books, blizzard books, the fishbone fold, and nesting boxes, among others
This book was written to inspire others to experiment with new realms of making and conceptualization using the art of the fold
Published by Laurence King Publishing

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