Finalists list finally final!

This post is long overdue and we thank you all for your patience. Hurricane Harvey slammed into Texas on August 26 and caused massive damage across the state. One of our judges, Bruce Foster, lived directly in the path and was flooded out of his house. This was days before the jury was to announce the awarded letters to the entrants. After a brief postponement, all the designers were notified of the results and the 26 designers were selected to participate in the A to Z project.

We are pleased to announce that the final paper prototypes and digital production files were submitted to the MBS for review last month and we can now confirm the list of designers that will be helping us celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Movable Book Society. Thank you to everyone who sent in their designs to the competition; the judges were very impressive by both the quantity and quality of the submissions.

And now, we present to you the finally final finalists list:


A Simon Arizpe
B Camille Magaud
C Peter Dahmen
D Dorothy Yule
E Eric Broekhuis
F Yoojin Kim
G Jess Tice-Gilbert
H Angelo Ferrari
I Lena Ignestam
J Hiromi Takeda
K Rob Kelly
L Courtney McCarthy
M Wai-Yin Kwan
N Kelli Anderson
O Kyle Olmon
P Maike Bierderstaedt
Q Aurore Le Vilain
R Julie Charvet
S Isabel Uria
T Sheila Hirata
U Shelby Arnold
V Damien Prudhomme
W Shawn Sheehy
X Katherine Belsey
Y Tina Yeung
Z Yevgeniya Yeretskaya
Intro Card Bruce Foster
Box Design Isabel Uria

New set of letters to be released at noon

Due to the impressive response rate from artists and designers, The Movable Book Society is assigning a third designer slot to each letter in our alphabet!
New participants in this second round would be limited to one letter. The judges will choose one among the three designs per letter. If you have not had the chance to pick your letter yet, please e-mail movablebooksociety (at) your top pick starting at 12 noon!
Be sure to check the availability at:
If there are three X marks next to a letter than it has already been assigned. New requests for letters will be accepted as of Friday May 19, at noon (12pm EST).
We appreciate your participation and wish you best of luck!

What a weekend!

We had an exciting surge of letter requests over the weekend and are doing our best to process all the emails on a first-come, first-serve basis.

The Available Letters chart is being continually updated and we encourage designers to check it often and email us your requests soon as some of the alphabet letters have already been claimed by our limit of two designers.

There are still plenty of chances to be a part of this commemorative project and we can’t wait to see what this growing roster of international pop-up talent has in mind!


Call for Entries is live!

We are pleased to announce that the Call for Entries to participate in A to Z: Marvels in Paper Engineering is now open! You can find all the details on this website. Check the letter availability and then request your letter with movablebooksociety (at) using the subject line “Letter Request”. We are looking for the best paper engineering around the world, so be sure to enter and share the news with your friends.

Let’s get poppin’!