The Paper

Welcome to The Paper! The Paper is the glossy, full color, letter-size print magazine that members receive in the mail three times a year and also by email in PDF format.

Please note that The Paper and The Fold (our online magazine) are two separate and completely different publications.

With The Paper magazine you will enjoy a carefully crafted publication, with excellent photographs and articles by origamists from all over the world. It is a magazine that many members choose to collect for the quality of its articles that range from historical aspects of paperfolding to the latest origami techniques and its applications in science, technology, education and design, in addition to diagrams, interviews and book reviews.

This page features the current issue's cover and list of articles. For past issues click the “More” menu at the upper right corner of this page or use the website search to find a specific theme.

The Paper encourages members to contact us at thepaper [at] with ideas for stories or diagrams. We will follow up with you to discuss your idea and provide the basic editorial guidelines. You may also submit work via our online submission form; it will be reviewed and you will be notified if it is accepted for publication. There is no deadline for submissions.

If you have any questions, send us an email at thepaper [at]

The Paper Issue 136 (Autumn 2021)

32 pages
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  • People from All Over the World Met at GatherTown, by Michał Kosmulski
  • A Perfect Means of Learning Through Origami, by Diana Mann
  • Designing a 22.5 Degree Horse, by Rohit Seshadr
  • Soul of a Child, Mind of an Engineer (tribute to George Rhoads), by Laura Rozenberg
  • My Brother, the Wizard, by Emily Rhoads Johnson
  • How Rhoads Became an Origami Star in the 1950's, by Laura Rozenberg
  • 1954: The Year of the Rhoads Elephant, by Hans Dybkjær

From the Home–Office

  • President's Letter
  • The Biggest Online Origami Convention Ever
  • Volunteering at the 2021 OrigamiUSA Annual Convention
  • People Talk!
  • 2021 OrigamiUSA Annual Convention Scholarship Winners
  • 2021 PCOC Scholarship Winners
  • OrigamiUSA Annual Awards
  • “Letters” from Our Members
  • Obituary: Robert Stack, by Brenda Lilly
  • News from The Source


  • Dog, by Zhen Ming Huang
  • Star Crown, by Jeannine Mosely