Paper Engineering: Simon Arizpe Illustration: Alex Juhasz
Publisher: IFC/Causeway Films 2016 & Insight Editions
"If it's in a word or it's in a book, you can't escape the Babadook" Is the first line of the chilling pop-up book at the center of the critcally aclamied 2014 Australian horror film.
After the success of the film I was approached by the creators to help design a working pop-up book to be sold to the public based on the book used in the film.
Working closely with the Director Jennifer Kent, Illustrator Alex Juhasz, and Producer Kristina Ceyton, we tell the rest of the story of the Babadook in the 25 page pop-up terror.
Paper Engineer & Illustrator: Simon Arizpe
Winner of The Society of Illustrators Award of Excellence
THE WilD Pop-Up: A link in the food chain, is a new form of storytelling that allows the reader to interact with the book in a whole new way.
Created in April, 2016 after a successful Kickstarter campaign,
THE WilD received an awards from the Society of Illustrators and the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art, and is in the permanent collections of the Smithsonian Cooper Hewitt Design Library and the library of the School of Visual Arts.
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Paper Engineer: Simon Arizpe Illustrator/Book Designer: Hamid Rahmanian
Publisher: Fantagraphic Books
Winner of the 2018 Meggendorfer Prize, (the highest honor in paper engineering)
"Paper engineer Simon Arizpe has produced magnificent creations that extend the boundaries of what a pop-up book can be expected to contain. He has shaped Rahmanian’s images into objects, sharp to the touch and vividly fragile. The result draws attention to the book as object. In a culture of mass-produced reading, Zahhak demands care, attention, and protection." -The New York Journal of Books
Zakkah: The Legend of the Serpent King is base on one of the stories in a 1,000 year old Persian epic poem called The Shahnameh. Zahhak tells the story of the rise of the evil Serpent King, Zahhak, and his legendary battle with the young prince Freydun.
In collaboration with designer Hamid Rahmanian this unique version of a classic tale tells the story of love, betrayal, dragon armies and enchanted castles, captured in this 9 page pop-up book.
Paper Engineer/Illustrator: Simon Arizpe
Working with the Museum of Modern Art and the Robert Sabuda brand, I have designed, engineered, and illustrated over a dozen pop-up greeting cards for their award winning holiday card line.
Paper Engineering: Simon Arizpe Illustration: Mike Sass
Enter the tavern, take your seat by the fire, and tuck into The Hearthstone Pop-Up Book, a celebration of Blizzard Entertainment’s acclaimed collectible card game.
Embark on an exhilarating journey into the world of Blizzard Entertainment’s Hearthstone. Take your place alongside the nine major heroes, engage in a stunning arena battle, and enjoy a charming story told with the game’s signature wit and whimsy. Unfold each page to reveal a spectacular central pop accompanied by booklets of smaller pops. “The Hearthstone Pop-Up Book is a marvel of creativity and paper engineering—and a must-have for Hearthstone fans everywhere.” -IGN
About the game: Hearthstone® is a fast-paced digital strategy card game in which players sling spells, summon minions, and wield powerful weapons to do battle with their opponent. Featuring familiar characters from the Warcraft® universe, Hearthstone has won over legions of fans with its compelling gameplay and lively style.
Illustrator: Simon Arizpe Origami: Taro Yaguchi,
Publisher: Workmen Publishing
This book is an all-in-one kit for a complete origami metropolis: 75 realistic pieces to fold with step-by-step instructions; an illustrated paper play mat; and over 200 sheets of preprinted origami paper with numbers and lines for folding. The models—houses, office buildings, cars, emergency and construction vehicles, an airport, even dogs and squirrels to run in the parks—are meticulously detailed in this unique book.
Paper Engineer: Simon Arizpe Illustrator: Junko Mizuno
Working with Artist Junko Mizuno to bring her magical illustrated world to life, this pop-up spread animates tree character from the Triad book.
Publisher/Book Designer: Poposition Press
Working closely with paper engineer/illustrator Mathew Reinhart, and the people at Lucas Films, I helped in the design, engineering, and prototyping of this award winning pop-up book.
Scholastic/Lucas Films 2007
2012 Calendar design, (excerpt)
Pen + Ink, fingerprint, on paper,
8" x 14"
#1 Laurel Wreath Headphones
Limited edition Bluetooth headphone set
Rubber, aluminum, earbud headphones
6" x 7" x 2"
#2 The The Hippopotamus Hunter
Limited Edition high-top shoe: Based on Peter Paul Rubens’ The Hippopotamus Hunt 1615 ca.
1 - 10 counting book for young readers that teaches them about the world of nocturnal animals.
Pen + Ink on paper
12" x 12"
In 2014 I partnered with designer Grisha Enikolopov to create a floating hotel room in Rockaway, New York. As part of the Boggsville Boatel series we used reclaimed and recycled materials to create a unique space for visitors to stay nestled in the urban wilderness of Jamaica Bay.
While working with the Sabuda Brand I helped design and engineer a limited edition interactive pop-up phone box for Google-Motorola. Working with illustrator Jon Klassen, we created a one of a kind user experience.
From Ape to Zebra, and everything in between, this coloring book goes to every biome on the planet to find some of the strangest and most fascinating creatures on earth.
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