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Here is a creator who knows exactly what she loves to do. In an area that seems extremely narrow, Rebecca stretches its borders to the horizons, and creates many variations on a single theme – pots.
Francesco Mancini offers us a simple tulip to fold for spring and discusses how he and Gay Merrill Gross were inspired independently to create the same model.
Here are diagrams for a cat by Eric Vigier, for you to modify using your imagination.
by Yuri Murgia and Luca Congia
Easy origami of a Yellow Bird from a popular mobile game series. The creator of this model, Yuri Muriga, is a seven year old boy.
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By Lisa Nguyen Quang Do
Diagrams for a Yale-type cylinder lock key from a rectangle of paper, by Lisa Nguyen Quang Do.
Daniel Chang's origami is totally free from any references, and the paper to him is more like clay than a surface to grid first. As always, ten questions to reveal the way Daniel creates his paper (and more) sculptures.
Diagrams for an origami book design that can be modified to provide arbitrarily many pages.
From ancient Persia, the Bull Capital is remade by folding.
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Diagrams for a rooster by Giang Dinh in honor of the 2017 Lunar New Year!
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Paolo Bascetta offers a new model to ring out 2016.
A new generation of creators is emerging, and their origami is from the other side of the sun. It is fresh, alternative, unique, not easy to understand, but has many layers of inner beauty. Here are ten questions, nine answers, and a single model to expose you to the inner side of Kurth Alexander!
Francesco Mancini has designed a simple Santa Claus.
Xiaoxian Huang shares her new creation just in time for Christmas: a spiral tree.
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Christiane Bettens has created a simple ten-pointed modular star just in time for Christmas.
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Diagrams for a turkey for the Thanksgiving season.
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By Lisa Nguyen Quang Do
Diagrams for an abstract partial representation of a pair of submerged dolphins.
Diagrams for a simple modular from 2:1 rectangles, released in open access to celebrate the World Origami Days 2016.
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For the many people who have been asking, here are the diagrams for Beth Johnson's simpler acorn along with how she arrived at version 4 – and in time for Halloween.
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This is a followup of my previous article, Pentakis Dodecahedron (Issue 35), featuring variation patterns. Mono paper such as copy paper or Tant is a must.
Francesco Mancini offers, in time for Halloween, diagrams for a Standing Jack.
I have never met Yara, but being part of the international online community, I realised she has become a unique and flexible creator. When I saw her last models, I knew it was time for a better, deeper connection. I asked nine questions, and hopefully, you will get to know her by reading her answers!
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by Mukul Achawal
Diagrams for a 30 unit modular dodecahedron with color change by Mukul Achawal of India.
by Dustin Westley
Here are diagrams for a Phoenix starting with a bird base from a new creator, Dustin Westley.
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Here are diagrams for the peace symbol created by Hadi Tahir.
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Here are the diagrams for Maria's Star, which Evan Zodl created and taught at the 2016 OrigamiUSA Convention.
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Xiaoxian Huang presents us with diagrams for folding duo-colored swans.
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Diagrams for a simple modular from squares 4" or smaller. For larger constructions though, use paper of proportion \(5:3\sqrt{3}\), i.e., \(1:1.039\).
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Dáša Ševerová's recent creation, lonely flower, has been embraced by all, including those who have never folded. Here are the diagrams for you to enjoy. You won't be able to fold just one!
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If you have been waiting for diagrams of Roman Diaz's Goat, designed in 1998, your wait is over. Vishwas Deval presents us with diagrams for the Goat.
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Inspired by Larry Stevens' Any Box, Christiane Bettens presents us with her tray-angle, a triangular box.
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For those of you wanting to fold a dragon with two jaws and four horns, here are the diagrams by Max d'Anger.
Enrique is special in the way he thinks, in his humor, in his creation. This interview introduces him and his work process, revealing more than usual, how he creates his cartoon-like, funny, lively models.
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Francesco Decio presents us with diagrams for La Cassettina Della Frutta (Nested Boxes), just in time for picking blueberries, blackberries, raspberries.
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Photo diagrams for a 30 unit modular with subtle curves by Aldos Marcell of Nicaragua. Assemblies with other number of units possible as well.
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Diagrams for a rabbit designed by Nikki Dave.
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Diagrams for an umbrella presented by Anita Raj.
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Diagrams for a lovely and graceful swan inspired by Hoàng Tiến Quyết, designed by Lisa Nguyen.
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by Larry Stevens
Diagrams for folding a box of any dimension by Larry Stevens.
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For all Star Wars fans, here are diagrams for Jar Jar Binks' head, designed by Lisa Nguyen.
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Diagrams for Bettens' Toledo Twist Star, an octagonal model folded from a square.
by Sy Chen
Inspired by Tom Hull's Squishy Parallelepipeds, Sy Chen presents us with an one-piece Arrow to Heart transformation, which he will teach at the 2016 OrigamiUSA Convention.
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Diagrams for a simple Sonobe type modular made from approximately 1:5 rectangles. This design is great for any leftover strips you may have amassed when sizing paper for other projects.
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by Bob Voelker
Bob Voelker presents diagrams for an equilateral triangle module.
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Diagrams for a simple frog with a rather fancy behind!
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Diagrams for a 12 or 30 unit modular with color change. The starting paper size ratio for an unit is 1:3.
Better known as Gachepapier, David, the origami designer sheds some light on his true self and his creation process. As always, 10 questions with eight answers, as one of the answers is just another question.
Paolo Bascetta is well known world-wide for his Bascetta star. He now offers us diagrams for a new creation, PB Ghirlanda.
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Diagrams for a 30-unit Sonobe type design with color change. Other assemblies such as 3, 6, 12 or larger number of units are possible as well.
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Diagrams for two holiday themed models by Rob Snyder.
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by Nobuko Okabe
Following up on her puff ring and 3D variations in the September-October 2015 issue of The Fold, Nobuko Okabe now offers us an eight-pointed starburst flower and its puffy cousin.
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Ekaterina "Kate" Lukesheva, profiled in the November-December 2014 issue of The Fold offers us diagrams for another modular creation, Floramia.
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Diagrams for a 30 unit modular design.
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by Joseph Fleming
Diagrams for a winter holly designed by Joseph Fleming.
Diagrams for a peacock with color change, released in open access to celebrate the World Origami Days 2015.
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Diagrams for a spinable top by Ali Bahmani, folded from a pentagon.
by Vishwas Deval
Diagrams for an Indian emblem designed by Vishwas Deval.
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Diagrams for a simple 5 or 6 unit sturdy modular design.
by Nobuko Okabe
Nobuko Okabe offers us some more beautiful modular models she has created. She also discusses and acknowledges how different artists can create the same origami model.
Browsing on Facebook, I did a double take. It was origami, but I could see immediately it was a different type of origami than I am used to seeing. It was original, creative, and most of all, unique. I am glad to present to you Portuguese architect and talented origami creator: João Charrua.
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An up and coming origami artist, Ryan Dong offers a model of a simple pumpkin in time for Halloween.
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Diagrams for an octagonal star with color change, from a single uncut square. Also included is a variation of the star.
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By Tammy Dong
Diagrams for two dollar bill fox variations designed by Tammy Dong.
Francesco was our first Guest of Honor, and his present to us was a 6 unit Star of David, called after our organization - OASIS.
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Building Block Units (BBU) are a new family of modular origami units, with over one hundred different interlocking module designs.
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by Nguyen Quang Do Lisa
Diagrams for a heart with wings designed by Nguyen Quang Do Lisa.
Only six years ago, this designer had no original model, although he was folding for 32 years. Then, something happened, and he crossed the line into creativity. The process he went through is unique, and the results surprised even himself. Let me present you - myself.
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by Milind Oka
Diagrams for two more bird model, a sparrow and parrot, by Milind Oka.
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by Meenakshi Mukerji & Ittai Hacohen
The 3-unit Sonobe hexahedron (Toshie's Jewel) and the 12-unit Sonobe octahedral assembly are well known Sonobe constructions. But did you know that you can also construct the former with double the number of units, and the latter with half the number of units, i.e., both shapes from 6 units?
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by Hadi Tahir
Diagrams for a the traditional pirate symbol designed by Hadi Tahir.
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A discussion of an alternate Sonobe Unit assembly which produces a surprisingly different result than the conventional one. Diagrams included.
The 2010 CDO convention was my first international convention. Coincidentally, it was just the same for Allesandra, a young enthusiastic folder. Read here what process she went thorough since than, to become a young, enthusiastic creator!
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by Milind Oka
Diagrams for two water fowl models folded from squares, a swan and duck, by Milind Oka.
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by Milind Oka
Diagrams for two money fold models, a box with lid and duck, by Milind Oka.
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by Jérémy Duez
Diagrams for a dragon designed by Jérémy Duez.
by Clifford Jones
A progressive crease pattern for a box-pleated house with latticed windows by Clifford Jones.
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by Joel Stern
Diagrams for a multi-sheet house designed by Joel Stern for use in developmental psychology.
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Diagrams for TIM the Beaver, the mascot of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, by alumna Michelle Fung class of 2013.
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Diagrams for a beautiful 12 or 30 unit modular.
15 years ago, Cheng Chit just decided to become an origami designer; and so he did. With experience in naval architecture and engineering, he developed his unique techniques to use for his own origami creations. read on to get to know more design secrets from him!
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Diagrams for a simple scorpion in preying position.
Here are diagrams for a ten unit star, titled with "74". Try your hand with this star, and read more to understand the name of this model, by Francesco Mancini.
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by Raymond P. Yeh
Diagrams for an artistic wind swept tree by Raymond P. Yeh.
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Diagrams for a geometric, two-sheet, 3D tree for the holiday season.
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Diagrams for the solid version of the Compound of 5 Tetrahedra aka the 47th Stellation of the Icosahedron, similar to the very popular frame version by Tom Hull/Francis Ow, known as Five Intersecting Tetrahedra or FIT. Some mathematics has been discussed as well.
Ekaterina Lukasheva loves origami because it is a puzzle for her to solve. She has many original models, most of which are kusudamas, her favorite. She will be the Guest of Honor at the December 2014 CDO convention.
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Diagrams for a 30-unit modular design by Ekaterina Lukasheva.
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A quick and easy method of folding a heptagon by Jacques Justin and some related discussions. Francesco Mancini found the method in a pile of letters and notes that he inherited from Roberto Morassi's origami archive.
Diagrams for various decorative cubes based on Froebel designs applied to blintzed windmill bases.
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by Jean Baden-Gillette
Diagrams for the 2014 OrigamiUSA Holiday Gift.
Unlike her models, Anja is petite only on the outside. She tells us about her bold steps to become a professional origami artist, and her special ability to fold a 18 mm square into a rat. You can also read my attempt to fold miniatures under Anja's guidance, a unique experience I totally failed.
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by Joseph Fleming
Diagrams for a Sailboat on the sea by Joseph Fleming.
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Diagrams for a 6 unit cube with hearts on all faces and two specially colored diagonally opposite vertices. 24-unit assemblies are possible and left as challenge.
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Diagrams for a not-super-simple, not-super-complex dragon, seeking to find a middle ground in dragon complexity.
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Diagrams for a 30-unit modular design by Ekaterina Lukasheva of Russia.
Francesco Mancini is easy to spot. Just look for the smile hovering above you, and the best looking modular that accompanies it. From Italy, Mancini is answering my questions to let you get to know him better.
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Diagrams for a simple, eight-piece modular ring.
by Enrique Martinez
Here are diagrams for the easyphant. Not only do its ears flap, but it transforms into a flying swan. For the 2014 OrigamiUSA Convention Oversize Folding event, Easyphant was recognized as a model that "more than meets the eye."
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Diagrams for a 30 piece modular design by Natalia Romanenko of Moldova.
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Diagrams for a 30-unit modular design by Ekaterina Lukasheva of Russia.
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A sunk-side elbow design is used to create a variety of models: Star Block models in particular. This method has the potential for much creative work!
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Diagrams for a Sakura Star by Ali Bahmani designed to be viewed from both sides.
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by Raymond P. Yeh
Diagrams for a minimalist baby whale designed by Raymond P. Yeh.
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Diagrams for a sitting dog named Timber designed by John Szinger.
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by Irina Reutskaya
Diagrams for a 30-piece modular design by Irina Reutskaya of Russia.
Christiane Bettens, known in the virtual sphere as Mélisande, is a unique person and folder who prefers the less traveled path, exploring the field of tessellations, quilts, boxes, and geometric models.
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Diagrams for a two piece modular star designed by Sy Chen that can rotate to change form.
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This time Francesco presents us with 3D puzzle. Can you make a pyramid out of those building blocks?
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by Daniel Reutsky
Diagrams for a 30-piece modular design by Daniel Reutsky of Russia.
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by Linda Marlina
Diagrams for a wedding dress designed by Indonesian folder Linda Marlina.
by Nobuko Okabe
This article introduces readers to Star Festival, Variation 1, a model made with 16 units.
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Diagrams for a 30-piece modular design by Maria Vakhrusheva of Russia.
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An article about folding images using large grids and hundreds of reverse folds.
Once again, a classic puzzle is origamized. Using building blocks from a trapezium there are many figures you must try to assemble, one of which is a four times larger Trapezium!
There are too few origami artists who decide to make their living out of folded paper. One of them is Mark Bolitho, whom I met in Saragossa as one of the BOS representatives in the first European Congress. This is a story of a man who took a bold step to follow his heart!
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by Hadi Tahir
Diagrams for a box-pleated snake designed by Hadi Tahir.
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by Herdy Soepono
Diagrams for two simple connected mountains by Herdy Soepono.
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Diagrams for a 30-piece modular design by Valentina Minayeva of Ukraine.
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Diagrams and video for a 6 piece modular star by Maria Sinayskaya.
A lost shoe, a jar, a mysterious dog, an ugly cat, and the simplest Sudoku ever. Yes, it is a convention report. An Italian one. And yes, you've got to read it!
Diagrams for a dollar bulldog, one of Janessa's first creations.
Modern life and technology modify our world, making it smaller. One of the communities that was born in a virtual environment is flickr, a photo sharing site. That is where I got to know Dáša Ševerová, one of the rising stars in the tessellation and stars field.
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by Thomas E. Cooper
Diagrams for a simple pyramid model with variations, used for to help teach geometry.
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Diagrams for a 30 piece modular by Uniya Filonova of Russia.
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Diagrams for a 8 piece modular star by Maria Sinayskaya of South Africa.
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This time it is a two-in-one combo! Making L shape units, you are challenged to either fit them in a flat box, or make a cube! So sharpen your fingernails as well as your wits!
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by Arnold Tubis
Arnold Tubis offers yet another dollar bill fold of George Washington, framed on both sides of the model using two dollar bills.
Imagine a creator who dedicates his time and talent to only one subject, for example only roses. What could make an artist narrow the scope of his work so much? Naomiki Sato reveals some secrets to help you know him better and perhaps understand how his origami mind works.
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by Arnold Tubis
A folding method for closed masu boxes from a single square, generalized to masu-like structures with regular polygonal bases.
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Diagrams for a 30 piece modular design by Natalia Romanenko of Moldova.
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Diagrams for an elegant shrimp by Joseph Fleming, a detailed model folded simply from an isosceles right triangle.
An unusual origami puzzle that is based on Kami, using the white side to challenge you - can you a make a white square from these four units?
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Diagrams for an amazingly simple 3D heart by Ekaterina Lukasheva of Russia.
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by Arnold Tubis
Diagrams are presented for a model of George Washington in a 'Star of David' hexagonal frame folded from four one-dollar bills.
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Diagrams for a low intermediate kitten by Jason Ku.
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Diagrams for an origami Owl designed by Sébastien Limet in a cartoon style.
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Diagrams for a modular pureland rose made from 1:2 rectangles.
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Another chapter in the origami puzzles series. This time you have to fit four Zs and an H together to form a cube. But first you have to fold them!
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Diagrams for a simplified color-change diamond playing card symbol by Meenakshi Mukerji.
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by Hadi Tahir
Diagrams for an abbreviated phrase of love by Hadi Tahir.
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by Françoise Halvorsen
New diagrams for this traditional flower drawn by Françoise Halvorsen.
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by Arnold Tubis
A tribute to the late Cyril Tessier (2003 Ranana Benjamin award winner), this article presents diagrams for a money fold of George Washington crossing the Delaware River.
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by Wayne Tanaka
Diagrams for a cormorant taking flight by Wayne Tanaka.
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Diagrams for a Valentine Heart Envelope to contain a letter or small present for that special someone.
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Another chapter in the origami puzzles series. This time you have to fit four Zs in a square box, but first you have to fold them!
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by Talo Kawasaki
Celebrate the Lunar New Year with Talo's "Happy Success Snake", aka H.S.S.
Simplicity is a virtue, and this swan is simple indeed.
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by Jane Rosemarin
Diagrams for mittens designed by Jane Rosemarin with an improved locking mechanism.
Diagrams for a modular star "Hilli" by Klaus-Dieter Ennen, as well as video instructions by Sara Adams
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Yet another rendering in paper of a wooden puzzle. Make four U-shaped units, and try to fit them into a box.
Learn how to fold the first in a series of many variations on a single star. This one has eight points, but you can achieve any number from 3 to 12 using this method.
Diagrams for Patricia Crawford's Dragonfly, as well as an on article how key models often inspire multiple designers.
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by Jean Baden-Gillette
Diagrams for the 2012 OrigamiUSA Holiday Gift.
by Talo Kawasaki and Sara Adams
This action model is great for Halloween - and it's a double action: the bat flaps its wings, and produces quite some noise!
Combining the way M. C. Escher used to signature his work of art and the Folds of Beauty, I present A to C from my complete rendition of A to Z font.
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by Andrew Hudson
Diagramming a model with lots of pleats can be a challenge. Some techniques are presented to help avoid ambiguity.
The story of the new file download sales section of The Origami Source.
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by Miroslav Mrajca
Diagrams for a fox head designed by Czech designer Miroslav Mrajca.
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Diagrams for a 3D Double Star Puff Pyramid folded from a regular hexagon.
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by Arnold Tubis, John Andrisan, and Christopher Pooley
Part two in a series examining the mathematics behind the golden ratio in some geometric boxes.
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Diagrams for a boar by Vietnamese folder Đỗ Trí Khải.
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Diagrams for a Dragon head trophy, a variation of Paul Frasco's Dragon Whelp.
The Zipper Tessellation is a good starting point for many variations, such as the Zipper Ring and Vase, presented here with crease patterns and some diagrams.
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A simple yet elegant Sonobe variation by Meenakshi Mukerji.
Diagrams for the model Six Intersecting Pentagrams, plus an article on its history.
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By Shivaram Ananthanarayanan
Diagrams for a bell adorned with a peacock, inspired by traditional Indian bells.
by Francesco Mancini
Puzzles and Modular Origami have a lot in common. With both you get some units and must assemble them to get a 3D model. Here is an origami version for a classic Russian puzzle.
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Diagrams for a dustpan by Ronald Koh folded from a square.
By Tanja Pott
Diagrams for a forsythia flower designed by Tanja Pott that can be assembled into decorative branches.
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by Leyla Torres
This article presents diagrams and a video for folding a pre-Colombian frog.
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by Sy Chen
Diagrams for a paper airplane by Sy Chen resembling Santa Claus.
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Diagrams for a beaver, the mascot of MIT, designed by Brian Chan.
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by Arnold Tubis and Christopher Pooley
Tubis and Pooley explore \(n\)-sided generalizations of the masu and one of its many decorative-lids. Detailed video instructions are provided at the Origami Player site.
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by Sy Chen
Diagrams for a pop-up standing version of the traditional origami sailboat by Sy Chen.
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by Joel Stern
Diagrams for a salmon designed by Joel Stern for a consulting project.
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Meenakshi Mukerji
30 pieces of paper are folded to make a modular version of the Compound of Five Octahedra model.
by Ilan Garibi
Can you cut paper with origami instead of scissors? While trying to design a 24 unit Stellated Octahedron, I got stuck with all the math involved and decided to make it simple - cut the intersected units by folding.
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by David Petty. Diagrammed by Nick Robinson
Diagrams for a \(60^\circ\) Modular Star by David Petty
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Diagrams for a heart variation based on a model by Edwin Corrie.
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by Rikki Donachie
OrigamiUSA's 2011 Annual Collection included a peacock from Rikki Donachie made from a square. Here Rikki shares another peacock made from an A4 rectangle.
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Diagrams for a classic puzzle, typically made of wood.
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by Robert Orndorff
Diagrams for a bracelet that appears woven.
by Ilan Garibi
Diagrams for a Star of David from 6 units.
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Crease patterns and video for two modular tree units with variations.
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by Giang Dinh
Giang Dinh applies his trademark minimalist style to create a hippo.
This is a two steps project, for a lovely coffee table piece.
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by Cheng Chit Leong
Diagrams for a rose by Cheng Chit Leong, demonstrating the use of curved couplets in his designs.
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by Andrew Hudson
Training in photography, painting, or other arts can be valuable when drawing diagram. Concepts of Color Theory, Composition, and Style are introduced with examples.
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by Joshua Goutam
Joshua Goutam raises the bar with this two-color entry into the field of pelican designs.
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by Robert Neale
Diagrams for Robert Neale's classic dragon!
Diagrams for two modular designs.
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by Jeremy Shafer
If trying to fold Kawasaki's rose has left you with crumpled sheets of paper, then Jeremy Shafer's simpler but no less attractive rose is for you.
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by Ancella Simoes
This new modular ring was inspired by Mette Pederson's design.
Diagrams for an elegant seven piece color-change modular.
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by Fabian Correa
Diagrams for an expressive and graceful horse.
Diagrams and video tutorial for a color-change box modular.
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by Winston Lee
Download PDF diagrams for folding this Palaeozoic armoured jawless fish.
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New diagrams for an early model.
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By Toshikazu Kawasaki
Crease pattern for Toshikazu Kawasaki's Dragon inspired by a statue in Barcelona. OrigamiUSA members have contributed diagrams and a video tutorial for this model as well.
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by José M. Herrera Bello
With just a few simple steps and some shaping to taste, you can fold an attractive duck.
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by Didier Piguel
Diagrams for Didier Piguel's Stardust, a star that can be transformed into an abstract yet expressive character.
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by H. T. Quyet
H. T. Quyet's fox design sets a new standard for this sly mammal.
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Arnold Tubis
Two conundrums concerning the Betsy Ross Five-Pointed Star: the provenance of the Pattern–for-Stars artifact and the surprising incompleteness of fold and one-cut descriptions for making the star.
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by Ryan MacDonell
Diagrams for a loon by Ryan MacDonell
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by Daniel Chang
Diagrams for a Pig Rabbit by Daniel Chang
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by Julio Eduardo C. T.
Diagrams for a coyote by Julio Eduardo C. T.
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by Tom Defoirdt
Diagrams for a flying angel by Tom Defoirdt
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by Sy Chen
Diagrams for an origami version of Hangman by Sy Chen
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by Evan Zodl
Diagrams for a Fox Head by Evan Zodl
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by Hsi-Min Tai
Diagrams for a Rabbit by Hsi-Min Tai.
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by Steven Casey
Diagrams for Steven Casey's Jerboa, an unusual rodent.
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by Noelia Avila
Diagrams for a Baby Penguin by Noelia Avila
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by Quentin Trollip
Diagrams for a Giant Anteater by Quentin Trollip.
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by Joshua Goutam
Diagrams for a Smiley Face by Joshua Goutam.
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.
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by Andrew Hudson
Pureland Origami is used as the starting point for a discussion about realism and convention vs. simplicity and clarity in diagramming style
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Designed and diagrammed by Nick Robinson
Diagrams for a Sailboat by Nick Robinson
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by Davor Vinko
Diagrams for a Fish by Davor Vinko.
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by Artur Biernacki
Diagrams for a Koala by Artur Biernacki.
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by Fernando Gilgado
Fernando Gilgado shares his diagrams of a cartoon-like owl.
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By Marc Kirschenbaum
Diagrams for a Dragon by Marc Kirschenbaum
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by Tanja Pott
Diagrams for a Rat by Tanja Pott
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by Giang Dinh
Just in time for the holidays, a heart angel from Giang Dinh.
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Diagrams for Nick Robinson's elegant Baby Rabbit.
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by Andrew Hudson
Andrew Hudson discusses ways to make diagrams more interesting in a digital format by borrowing concepts from web comics.
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Crease pattern, diagrams, and design notes for a convertible created for a car design challenge.
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by Robert J. Lang
This complex design, from a square, uses a mix of 30 and 22.5 degree symmetries.