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Diagrams for a Baby Penguin by Noelia Avila
This article gives a nice overview of the types of tessellations there are, and how to create one yourself.
Diagrams for a Giant Anteater by Quentin Trollip.
The second installment of a series reviewing types of paper for folding. This article reviews Tant paper which may be the most versatile paper for Origami uses.
Follow the design of this uniaxial box-pleated design from start to finished, fully assigned crease pattern. Then try your hand at folding it.
Diagrams for a Smiley Face by Joshua Goutam.
A case study of a commercial origami project.
This article compares the advantages and disadvantages of PDF diagrams and video instructions. It includes PDF and video diagrams for the models "Lovers Ring" by Francis Ow, and "Will you be my Valentine?" by Stacy Mannes.
Pureland Origami is used as the starting point for a discussion about realism and convention vs. simplicity and clarity in diagramming style
Diagrams for a Sailboat by Nick Robinson
Why you should ask for permission when making video diagrams? And how do I go about it? I'll try to answer these two questions in this article.
Diagrams for a Fish by Davor Vinko.
The origami wind spinner is a traditional, if somewhat obscure model of repeated pleat folds. We ask ourselves, "What kind of shapes can paper form with these simple pleats?" and, "How much can we make a square piece of paper rotate with this pleating scheme?" The answers are surprising and fun!
This book features an impressive array of 21 intermediate to complex models.
Diagrams for a Koala by Artur Biernacki.
Commentary on folding, supporting, and displaying this famous model designed by the late Issei Yoshino. Model constructed by the members of <a href="http://origamit.scripts.mit.edu/" target="blank">OrigaMIT</a>, MIT's origami club.