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 132 (Spring 2020)

32 pages
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  • A Spectacular Museum Tradition
  • The Flight of the Orchid, by Kunsulu Jilkishiyeva
  • One Million Origami Birds, by Peter Engel
  • Paperfolders Need Lots of Fiber, by James Lucas
  • Special Techniques for Special Needs, by Scott Gold


  • President's Letter
  • Vounteers for the Holiday Tree
  • Annual Gift Contributors
  • Obituary: Kiyo Yoshizawa, by June Sakamoto
  • Obituary: Loretta White, by Andrea Brecker and Ros Joyce
  • News from The Source
  • Origami Connect


  • Anatolian Orchid, by Kunsulu Jilkishiyeva
  • Ballena (Whale), by Daniel Bermejo Sánchez
  • Magnolia Stellata, by Nilva Fina Pillan