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Custom Flipbooks Use Sweet Animations to "Pop the Question"

With Valentine's Day right around the corner, love is in the air, and so are many marriage proposals. The Flippist, also known as Ben Zurawski, has a unique, totally endearing way to pop the question – he'll create a custom flipbook that will ask for you! His small, hand-drawn picture books tell a story, that when flipped, produce a sequential animation. They usually end with the all-important phrase, “will you marry me?”

These sweet books have a cartoonish style to them, and Zurawski tailors his illustrations to the couple's likeness and places that are part of their love story. If that wasn't charming enough, he's even engineered a way to put the ring in the back of the flipbook. What a great ending and wonderful beginning to an engagement. Better yet, it's a special keepsake for the couple and one that they're sure to cherish for the rest of their lives.

Zurawski is taking commissions for custom flipbooks. If you're interested in having one made, contact him through his website.

The Flippist website and Instagram
via [A Plus]

Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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