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The Fold 2011

Issue 7, November–December, 2011

The Fold is the online magazine for members of OrigamiUSA. New articles are posted continuously over the two month period of each issue. To contribute to The Fold or for other questions, please see our FAQ.
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Crease patterns and video for two modular tree units with variations.
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by Ashley Nishihara
Thinking about some special decoration for the upcoming holidays? Here is a great project created by Kindergarten students at Oahu’s Le Jardin Academy that would work great for any special celebration.
Italy is the place I chose for my first and second international conventions. Read inside why, and what happened from 8/12/2012 during four days of folding frenzy!
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by Tom Hull
Learn some of the history of origami geometry, as well as the story of Margherita Liazzolla Beloch, the first origami mathematician!
This last article in my video creation guide concentrates on three final tasks: adding subtitles, making your video available to others, and finally, advertising your video.
This time we're reviewing Crumpled Paper, which was introduced to the origami community by VOG. The unique texture of this paper makes it an absolute gem as it does not hinder the folding process for many types of models!
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A rotationally symmetric geometric shape, folded from a hexagon, based on Jeannine Mosely's "Bud".
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by Giang Dinh
Giang Dinh applies his trademark minimalist style to create a hippo.
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Report from the First OrigaMIT Convention hosted by OrigaMIT which took place at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on November 19th, 2011.
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by Christopher Itoh
Report from the First East Bay Origami Convention hosted by CAL Origami which took place at the University of California Berkeley on November 19th, 2011.
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In a series of articles, we try to clarify the application of copyright law to origami. In this first article we conclude that origami is an art form, hence covered by copyright law.
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Diagrams for a turkey, symbolic of the American holiday of Thanksgiving.
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By Marcio Noguchi
Report from the Origami Bogota 2011 Convention which took place in Colombia on October 14-16, 2011.
This is a two steps project, for a lovely coffee table piece.
A look back on the first year of The Fold!

Issue 6, September-October, 2011

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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.
by Nick Robinson
Review of a paper airplane boxed kit.
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This article describes techniques for finding reference points for models with square root of two ratios which are commonly found in 22.5 degree designs.
This time we're reviewing Stardream. It may be a less known paper, but after reading this article you'll want to give it a try!
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by Robert Neale
Diagrams for Robert Neale's classic dragon!
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Reflections on attending two origami conventions in Asia: the 17th Tanteidan convention in Tokyo and the 2nd Korean convention in Seoul.
In this next article of my video creation guide we'll bring it all together by editing the recorded, raw material to create the final video.
Diagrams for two modular designs.
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by Tom Hull
A summary of Bern & Hayes' proof that flat-foldability in origami is computationally hard!
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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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Design and folding instructions for one of the 54 polypolyhedra using dollar bills.
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by Ancella Simoes
This new modular ring was inspired by Mette Pederson's design.
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By Marcio Noguchi and Tony Cheng
Commentary on the 2011 OrigamiUSA Convention Exhibition.

Issue 5, July-August, 2011

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by Andrew Hudson
The addition of curvature introduces some situations which conventional crease patterns are not good at dealing with. I present some ideas for incorporating surface curvature into crease patterns, and discuss why I chose these schematics.
Diagrams for an elegant seven piece color-change modular.
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by Nick Robinson
Thoughts on preserving origami history
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by Fabian Correa
Diagrams for an expressive and graceful horse.
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Crease pattern and design notes for a complex asymmetric waterdragon.
This time it's all about Origamido®. It's a unique paper Michael LaFosse and Richard Alexander make specifically for origami.
Diagrams and video tutorial for a color-change box modular.
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by Arnold Tubis and Crystal E. Mills
A method for making four-compartment side–to–side or corner–to–corner divider inserts for prism-shape containers with square faces is generalized so as to produce n equal compartments of specified height for a container with an n–sided regular-polygon face.
Ilan Garibi describes the paper making process for Kozo - from tree to finished sheet. He had the unique opportunity of doing a workshop at Tut Neyar in Israel.
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by Winston Lee
Download PDF diagrams for folding this Palaeozoic armoured jawless fish.
This article presents different ideas on how to publicize origami books online. These tips are useful for authors, but can partly also be applied by origami enthusiasts wishing to support creators - and thus ensure books continue to be published.
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New diagrams for an early model.
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With many tessellations, the obvious way to design the crease pattern doesn't necessarily result in a foldable pattern. By adding extra creases to the pattern, you can sometimes find an alternate way to the finished form, as you'll see in this geometric pattern.
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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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Report from the Oversized Folding event from convention 2011.

Issue 4, May-June, 2011

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Videos from the annual NY OrigamiUSA Convention 2011.
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A challenge to fold a cat out of a chopstick wrapper during the 2011 OrigamiUSA convention.
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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 Andrew Hudson
Finishing up the discussion about crease patterns, focusing on audience considerations and the use of crease patterns as a sequenced element.
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by Daniel Chang
Diagrams for a Pig Rabbit by Daniel Chang
Diagrams for Ilan Garibi's Pineapple Tessellation that is used in his paper review articles.
Have you ever wondered how printer paper is produced? This article gives a unique insight into how cellulose is transformed into paper at Hadera Paper Mill, Israel.
The fourth installment of a series reviewing types of paper for folding. This article reviews printing paper, probably the most widely available paper out there.
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I compare super-thin insect papers from the grand masters of Origamido Studio and the newcomers from Columbus, Ohio: Paper Circle, and their new "O-gami" brand of handmade paper to fold a demanding spider (CP provided as well).
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Explore hex pleating further with this long- and variable-length-legged spider design.
Peter Engel's newest book picks up where <i>Origami from Angelfish to Zen</i> in his explorations of pattern, form, and meaning within origami.
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The first in a series, analyzing crease patterns. In this article, we take a big picture look at a Werewolf designed by <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/53465278@N02/" target="blank">Jacob Rossman</a>.
This article gives some guidelines to follow when recording an instructional video.
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Thomas Hull
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!
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by Julio Eduardo C. T.
Diagrams for a coyote by Julio Eduardo C. T.

Issue 3, March-April, 2011

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By cmorrow [at] mtholyoke.edu (Charlene Morrow)
An expanded version of a 5OSME convention commentary that appears in the Winter 2011 issue of The Paper, pp 18-19. Many more interesting experiences and color photos that could not be included in The Paper version due to limited space.
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by Andrew Hudson
Making a crease pattern takes less time than drawing a full diagram, but because of the technical difficulty, most folders don't like working with them. Here's some ideas about how to make things easier without spending dozens of hours on a full diagram.
by Joseph Wu
As more and more companies jump on the origami publishing bandwagon, the quality of the books being produced goes down.
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by Tom Defoirdt
Diagrams for a flying angel by Tom Defoirdt
A review of "Outside The Box Origami" By Scott Wasserman Stern
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by Elsa Chen
A summary and reflections on OrigaMIT's 2011 Student Origami Competition by judge and alumna Elsa Chen, MIT '89.
The third installment of a series reviewing types of paper for folding. This article reviews Japanese Foil paper, which is especially suitable for more advanced folds, such as insects.
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This crease pattern introduces a new form of uniaxial base design, called <i>hex pleating</i> and describes how to use technique technique.
Reviewed by Daniel Scher
Jeremy Shafer's second origami book showcases his wit and creativity with a wide array of action models.
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by Sy Chen
Diagrams for an origami version of Hangman by Sy Chen
Course information for an MIT graduate course in Geometric Folding Algorithms.
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by Evan Zodl
Diagrams for a Fox Head by Evan Zodl
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Tom Hull
Every time you fold paper, your fingers are doing calculus. Read more to learn how smart your fingers are!
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by Hsi-Min Tai
Diagrams for a Rabbit by Hsi-Min Tai.
This article will describe how to best prepare yourself and your recording area for your video shoot.
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by Steven Casey
Diagrams for Steven Casey's Jerboa, an unusual rodent.
A review of a book which pays tribute to the inspiring and unrivaled legacy of one of origami's greatest masters.

Issue 2, January-February, 2011

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by Noelia Avila
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.
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by Quentin Trollip
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.
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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.