Based on the Persian epic poem The Shahnameh, this pop-up book tells of the rise of the evil Serpent King, Zahhak, and his legendary battle with the young prince Freydun.
I collaborated with Designer Hamid Rahmanian creating a unique version of this classic Iranian poem about love, betrayal, dragon armies and enchanted castles, captured in this 9 page, 17 pop-up book.
Fantagraphic Books, Fall 2016
"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.
IFC/Causeway Films 2016
2012 Calendar design, (excerpt)
Pen + Ink, fingerprint, on paper,
8" x 14"
THE WilD pop-up object is a new form of storytelling that allows the reader to interact with the story in a whole new way.
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.
In April of 2016 I created a successful Kickstarter campaign to fund a production run of THE WilD. To find out more or to purchase a copy follow this link below:
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
Pen + Ink on paper
12" x 12"
Pen + Ink on paper, digital color
10" x 17"
Limited edition headphone set, iPod mini compatible.
Rubber, aluminum, earbud headphones
6" x 7" x 2"
Pen + Ink, on paper,
3" x 3"
A series of designs for an independent clothing line.
©Simon Arizpe 2016
Working closely with paper engineer Matthew Reinhart, and a team of cartoonists from DC Comics, I helped in the design, engineering, and prototyping of this epic pop-up book.
Little Brown Press/DC Comics 2010
1 - 10 counting book for young readers that teaches them about the world of nocturnal animals.
An homage to my favorite High Renaissance painter/Ninja Turtle
Pen & Ink, faux scrimshaw, on paper
12" x 9"
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 limited edition coloring book goes to every biome on the planet to find some of the strangest and most fascinating creatures on earth.
Working alongside Paper Engineer and Illustrator Robert Sabuda I helped in the design, paper engineering, and illustration of this reinterpretation of J.M. Barrie's classic tale from 1902.
Simon & Schusters ©2010
Wood, Clay, Mica dust, Glass, Fish Fins, Milagro Saint Medals.
17" x 8"
Limited Edition of 20