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The Paper Issue 129 (Spring 2019)

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  • What Can You Do With a Paper Canoe, by Laura Kruskal
  • International Origami Anthem, by Laura Kruskal
  • Unlocking the Secrets of Insect Wings, by Graham Collins
  • Report on the 7th International Meeting on Origami in Science, Mathematics and Education, by Mark Bolitho and Zhong You
  • The Act of Folding Paper, by Scott Gold
  • How I Got Started in Origami, by John Smiley
  • What is Fold(ing)?, interview with Mark Friedman, by Laura Rozenberg
  • Cartoon: Creasy and the Paper Boy, by Mark Bolitho & Paul Hanson

From the Home-Office

  • Letter from the President
  • 2018 Holiday Tree - Oceans of Origami!, by Rosalind Joyce
  • Vounteers for the 2018 Holiday Tree Annual Gift Contributors
  • Obituary: Laura Kruskal, by Gay Merrill Gross
  • Obituary: John Maurice Smiley, by Marc Morden
  • News from The Source
  • Special Folding Fun Sessions
  • Calendar


  • King David's Crown, by Laura Kruskal
  • Pez Dorado, by Andrés Lozano