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Illustrated 3D Puzzle Imagines a Beautiful World Under the Sea

Bozka Rydlewska pop up 3D puzzle

It’s been two years since I last shared the three-dimen­sion­al illus­tra­tions of Bozka Rydlewska (aka Bozka). Back in 2015, she had recent­ly start­ed her for­ay into pop-up and tun­nel books. They focused specif­i­cal­ly on botany and were (and still are!) exquis­ite in their depic­tion of nat­u­ral of beau­ty. Since then, Bozka has con­tin­ued her work in mul­ti­ple dimen­sions and cre­at­ed a 3D puz­zle that’s under the sea.

The com­pa­ny Echa Leśne form War­saw invit­ed me to cre­ate a sto­ry about under­wa­ter fairy­lands,” she tells me in an email. “I designed a three-dimen­sion­al puz­zle with fish, a sea horse and octo­pus, sur­round­ed by seashells and seaweed—for per­son­al assem­bly.”

In addition to this puzzle, Bozka translated her 3D puzzle onto two sets of bedding. It’s a good lesson to think about how your work can be used in multiple formats.

Bozka Rydlewska pop up 3D puzzle