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All back issues are available to current OrigamiUSA members and Access Pass holders at no cost through The Source.

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.

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The Paper encourages members to contact us at thepaper [at] origamiusa.org 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] origamiusa.org.

The Paper Issue 142 (Summer 2023)

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


  • Unfolding Amate: History and Innovations of an Ancient Paper, by Cekouat Leon
  • The Fold and Heal Project, by Oluwatobi Sodimu
  • Origametria Wins Major Start Up Award, by Paul Jackson
  • Getting Started with 3D Origami, by Eashan Iyer
  • Finding Common Ground with Golden Venture

From the Home–Office

  • President's Letter
  • OrigamiUSA Convention 2023. Fold, Connect... Share!
  • 44th Annual OBC Collection
  • Oversize Folding, photos by Andrew Cribb
  • Scholarship Winners
  • Annual Awards
  • News from The Source
  • Special Sessions
  • PCOC Annual Convention Information


  • Circle Braid, by Miyuki Kawamura
  • Noelia, by Maximiliano Ortiz
  • Fairy Penguin, by Gareth Louis
  • Unicorn, by Paolo Sanchez
  • Golden Venture Diagram, by Eashan Iyer