SOME OF MARK'S BOOKS
Mark Hiner had been a paper engineer for about twenty years. Some of the items on this site had been partly or completely paper engineered by him, but we also include works by other paper to give a wider view.
TITLE: The Mediaeval Nativity
illustrators :Max Schindler
(cover frame model by Jason Compagno)
publisher: Van Der Meer
Designed specifically for the Christmas market this nativity scene was originally conceived in 1984 as part of a series of pop-up interpretations of some of the most famous paintings of the Renaissance. The design was modified and based on an amalgam of three paintings (detailed on the back cover). The pop-up is rugged enough to be left on display, without sagging, for many Christmases. I only wish economics would have permitted the inclusion of an LED or two
Title: The Sleeping Beauty
Illustrator and author: Phillida Gili
Publisher: Transworld Publishing Ltd
To try to be sympathetic to Phillida's exquisite and delicate artwork I made the pop-ups in The Sleeping Beauty subtle and delicate except for the last spread where the wedding scene explodes as a climax.
This book was never marketed at the very young. Its appeal is to a more discerning and refined market who, it is hoped, would appreciate the delicacy and preciousness of the book. The cover even had a red ribbon fastening to accentuate the feeling of opening a box of precious jewels.
Title: The Architecture Pack
Authors : Deyan Sudjic & Ron van der Meer
Illustrators: Paul Crompton, Tim Dyer
Designers: Mark Hiner, Corina Fletcher
First published: 1996 by Van Der Meer
Not so much a book as a miniature portable exhibition. The Architecture Pack encompasses nearly all the elements of an interactive book that could be squeezed in; pop-ups, red/blue glasses (used to give x-ray diagrams of constructions), cassette tape, model and glossary. Text and images are deliberately placed upside down on the page to force the reader to rotate the book to examine the backs of the pop-ups.