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Pop-Up & Book Arts

Colorization

Motion Graphics

Web Design

Print & Prepress

Vector Illustration

Technical Drawing

Love Our Earth


Linework by Emily Brooks, Digital Colorization by Matt Holbein
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RESIST: Save Our National Parks


Linework by Emily Brooks, Digital Colorization by Matt Holbein. Stickers of this design are available at thefoliagelibrary.com/store and all proceeds are donated to the National Parks Foundation
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Tiger Lotus


Linework by Emily Brooks, Digital Colorization by Matt Holbein
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Corpse Flower


Linework by Emily Brooks, Digital Colorization by Matt Holbein
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Dahlia Flower


Linework by Emily Brooks, Digital Colorization by Matt Holbein
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Veteran for Congress


T-shirt illustration for Tom Prigg's 2018 campaign in Pennsylvania's 12th district. Created in Adobe Illustrator.

Penderecki


Created in Adobe Illustrator

Roots


Created in Adobe Illustrator

His Dark Materials


An illustration series inspired by Philip Pullman's book series His Dark Materials. Created in Adobe Illustrator The Golden Compass The Subtle Knife The Amber Spyglass

Wine Label Illustrations


Created in Adobe Illustrator Blueberry Apricot Elderberry

Hexagonal Book Patent Drawings


Selected drawings from the patent application. Created in Adobe Illustrator.

Dodecagonal Book Patent Drawings


Selected drawings from the patent application. Created in Adobe Illustrator.

Octagonal Book Patent Drawings


Selected drawings from the patent application. Created in Adobe Illustrator.

Decagonal Book Patent Drawings


Selected drawings from the patent application. Created in Adobe Illustrator.

Foliage Library Logo Seasonal Animation


Animated in After Effects

Flower Fantasy Animation


When minds connect... Animated in After Effects.

Spinning Snowdrop Animation


Animated in After Effects

Hungry Hummingbird Animation


Animated in After Effects

Tiger Lotus Animation


Exploration of underwater movement. Animated in After Effects

Dodecagonal Folding Book
(24 Hour Flowers)


Folding book & pop-up design for The Foliage Library's 2017 title, 24 Hour Flowers Original frame design, pre-construction Original frame design, folding Fully constructed white dummy, folding Finished book with illustration & typography (all linework created by Emily Brooks, colors & type by Matt Holbein)

Folding Butterfly Concept


Cut paper & glue

Pop-Up Bee Mother's Day Card


Cut paper, glue, matboard, & wooden frame

ecarediary.com


eCareDiary.com is a caregiver resource website that has been active since 2009. Matt has been creating designs and web elements for them since 2014, as well as styling full re-branded versions of the site for their clients.
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djelloulmarbrook.com


Custom website designed for poet, author, and photographer Djelloul Marbrook.
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tarrasmith.design


Custom website designed for Tyndall Arrasmith showcasing her extensive work as a Production Designer.
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Matt Holbein

Matt Holbein is a designer, illustrator, and book artist in Pittsburgh, PA. He received his BFA in Illustration from the Rochester Institute of Technology and offers services in Graphic Design, Illustration, Web Design, and custom Pop-up Cards; he also owns a small company called The Foliage Library Co, designing and selling folding pop-up books along with fellow illustrator and RIT alum Emily Brooks.

Matt’s artistic work covers a variety of subjects, ranging from portraiture to plants; however, it is identifiable through his use of sophisticated color and vector shapes. Despite the hard-edged nature of vector art, through layering of shapes he manages to create painterly effects that make his work stand out in a unique way.

Over time as he experimented with paper, origami, and pop-ups he began to develop a style of folding book. Made from thick paper or geometrically shaped pieces of hard board hinged together with binding cloth, his book designs generally start small and expand as each consecutive layer is folded open. After assembling the books, Matt then fills them with his illustrations to tell stories or convey information.

A few of Matt's artist book designs are featured on this portfolio site, and more of them can be seen at thefoliagelibrary.com.