The Fold 2021

Issue 63, March–April, 2021

An elegant model by a creator who began designing when she was home in the pandemic.
Did you know that the A ratio has two distinct definitions? Edward Holmes offers a cheerful explanation.
The blintz fold from the early 18th century to the present, and how it has opened up possibilities for more complex origami design.
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by Thomas Cooper
There is a family of geometric solids, one of which is illustrated in a famous engraving by Albrecht Dürer, that poses some interesting origami challenges.
A tetrahedral gift box with a secure closure and a loop for hanging.
A box that opens with a pull and springs closed ... along with a variation.
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An Icosidodecahedron with sunken triangular faces based on a simple unit. Made from 12 pentagons, it is definitely meant for people who like challenges!
Another volume of complex figurative models from the press of Nicolas Terry.
Learn more about a designer of exquisite kusudamas, and try your hand at folding one.

Issue 62, January–February, 2021

Photo diagrams and an instructional video of this adorable baby penguin offer a challenging and satisfying folding experience for seasoned folders.
by Alireza Mohammadsalehi (Mesra')
A dog with lots of personality that can stand or be glued to a card.
Learn about these delightful monthly folding meetings hosted by Gerardo Gacharná via Zoom, of course.
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A rabbit-lover's take on Valentine’s Day.
The first installment of a series on the history of the blintz fold.
An innovative book of color-change models that exploits the technique to the fullest.
by Will Lacker
As many as a third of the animal species in the world are beetles, and here’s a new one that you can fold.
A “placemask,” perfect for a socially distanced gathering.
More a textbook than a typical book of diagrams, “Six Simple Twists” is a comprehensive guide for tessellation lovers.
An eight-piece modular based on the traditional sailboat.