The blintz fold from the early 17th century to the present, and how it has opened up possibilities for more complex origami design. Originally published on March 31, 2021, the article was revised and expanded in April 2022.
The story of how two of the most important players in the “new” origami movement of the 20th century — Akira Yoshizawa and Gershon Legman — met for the first time. It is a sister article to one in The Paper.
This research challenges the widely accepted idea that Akira Yoshizawa was the originator of the origami notation system. However, while he did not create any of the basic components, he did contribute to its improvement resulting in an elegant, yet technically rigorous system.
"Telephone origami," taught by verbal directions alone, is a long-lost art. One of the best examples is Alice Gray's rendering of Fred Rohm's iconic Star of David moneyfold, originally published in The Origamian.
The names Maekawa and Kawasaki are known to origamists as great origami creators. But did you know they have Theorems named after them too? And so does the French paper folder Jacques Justin. See what these Theorems are all about. Warning: Math ahead!