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Follow the design of this uniaxial box-pleated design from start to finished, fully assigned crease pattern. Then try your hand at folding it.
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by Joshua Goutam
Diagrams for a Smiley Face by Joshua Goutam.
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by Joseph Wu
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.
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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
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.
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by Davor Vinko
Diagrams for a Fish by Davor Vinko.
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by Tom Hull
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!
Reviewed by Ancella Simoes
This book features an impressive array of 21 intermediate to complex models.
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by Artur Biernacki
Diagrams for a Koala by Artur Biernacki.
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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.
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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.
What started with a simple question and a list of paper properties, has become an extensive project - a long, exploratory journey discovering paper. Please enjoy our first Paper Review!
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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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