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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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Tridecagon, also known as the triskaidecagon, is a 13-sided polygon. There are several origami methods already available for folding the tridecagon but the simplicity of my approach may be of interest to people. You may use the tridecagon to transpose origami designs based on other regular polygons.
This is my first convention as a guest of honor. With around 35 guests, placed in the heart of Krakow, the convention is like a family-gathering. The organizers, the Burczyks, focused the convention on the topic "Origami is Art."
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So you want to be a professional origamist? Here are some ideas on how to improve your chances.
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Diagrams for a 30 piece modular design by Natalia Romanenko of Moldova.
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The origins of origami in Japan are lost in the mists of history, but we have surprisingly good records of paper-folding from over a thousand years ago in pre-Columbian Mesoamerica.
El Gringo Loco's detailed, illustrative and charming discussion of his participation in eating and folding at Origami Colombia 2013 may well double the registration for 2014.
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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.
This past April I spent 19 days in Japan. Is there any origamist who has never dreamed to visit Japan? Although this trip was not meant to be about origami, it is always part of your trip in the land of the rising sun!
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Toyoaki Kawai’s method of making a pentagon from a square is a widely used one. This article demonstrates how to extend his method to a decagon and shows examples of transpositions of well known designs to pentagons and decagons.
In this special paper review Giang Dinh, Beth Johnson and Robert Lang share their favorite paper for some of their designs.
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by Irina Reutskaya
Diagrams for a 30-piece modular design by Irina Reutskaya of Russia.
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An essay about origami designer Seth Friedman's experiences involving reading and folding from Crease Patterns.

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