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]

Issue 131 (Fall/Winter 2019)

32 pages
This PDF available to members only. Join here.


  • One Good Fold Deserves Another, by Jeanette Shakalli
  • First Time's the Charm, by Sophie Usherwood
  • Scholarship Winner Raves (in a good way), by Divya Iyer
  • Knowing What to Do and What Knot to Do, by Dáša Ševerová
  • What to Know-a about NOA, by Laura Rozenberg
  • Crossword, created by Kyle Reeves

From the Home Office

  • President's Letter
  • OrigamiUSA 2019 Annual Convenion
  • The 40th OBC Collection
  • List of OBC participants and models
  • PCOC – Folding was Just the Beginning, by Yuki Martin
  • PCOC Scholarship recipients: Melina Sarion and Brendan Perez
  • OrigamiUSA Annual Awards: Florence Temko 2019 Innovation Award; OrigamiUSA 2019 Teaching Award; The Michael Shall Volunteer Recognition Award
  • Global Calendar Events


  • Unicorn, by Oriol Esteve