The Napa Flip Book Kiosk presents a portable collection of flip books from publishers around the world.

The Napa Flip Book Kiosk was born from the need to cherish hand-drawn animation and flip book culture. The Kiosk presents a portable collection of flip books from independent publishers and authors from Finland, France, Germany, USA, Korea and Japan.

The idea of the kiosk comes from Jenni Rope, an artist & publisher of flip books at Napa Books since 2003. Napa has been organizing an international flipbook competition for flipbooks since 2008 and annually publishing the winning designs.

"Most people have tried making a flip book on their school book's pages. They're often stick figure animations but the technique is still there, it just needs a little more practice," says Rope. To try out making flip books yourself, visit the kiosk where Rope will be guiding workshops suitable for all ages, from children aged 5 years up to adults.

The kiosk was designed by the architect Tuomas Siitonen and has been manufactured by the carpenter / architect Yoshimasa Yamada.

The kiosk started its tour in Helsinki in the spring 2015 and continues travelling to selected art book fairs and events around the world.

The Napa Flip Book Kiosk can be found at these events:

Lokal Helsinki, Annankatu 9, Helsinki, Finland, Opening evening April 16th, 2015

Animatricks Animation Festival, Bio Rex, Helsinki, Finland, April 25th, 2015

Zone Sensible Art Festival, Saint-Denis, France, May 10th - 13th,  2015

Skidit Festival, Helsinki, Finland, August 1st, 2015

Tori, Lokal Helsinki, Finland, August 3.-28. 2015

Espoo Ciné, Kids day, Espoo Culture Center, August 29th, 2015

Little Paper Planes, San Francisco, USA, September 1st - 13th, 2015

Bergen Art Book Fair, Bergen Kunsthall, Norway, November 19.–22.nd, 2015

Xmas Bazaar at Siltanen, Helsinki, Finland, December 5th, 2015

Pop-up at Nide Bookshop, Helsinki, Finland, Feb. 27. until March 27th, 2016

The Kiosk is supported by Grafia − Association of Visual Communication Designers in Finland, and Arts Promotion Centre Finland.

(Photos by Noomi Ljungdell)