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The Paper Issue 127 (Summer 2018)

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  • OrigamiUSA Wants You! Investing in Young Folders, by Charlene Morrow
  • PCOC Wows Scholarship Winner, by Alex Matthews
  • New Software Speeds Origami Structure Designs, by Josh Brown
  • Obituray: The Lord of the Pins. Mark Kennedy (1950-2018)
  • 7OSME, International Meeting on Origami in Science, Math, and Education, by Mark Bolitho
  • Obituary: Life is Beautiful. A Tribute to “Yami” Yamauchi, by Michael Sanders et al.
  • A+in Origami Book Design, by Ryan Dong
  • A Paperfolding Trove Hidden in the New England Woodlands, by Laura Rozenberg

From The Home-Office

  • Letter from the President
  • Holiday Tree: Senses Unfolded. Intro by Maxwell Jones
  • Annual Gift Contributors
  • 2018 Michael Shall Volunteer Recognition Award honoring Mark Kennedy
  • Book Review: A Tribute to David Lister, by Patsy Wang-Iverson
  • News from The Source
  • Calendar, Origami Connect, Special Folding Sessions


  • Bird, by Damian Malicki (Poland)
  • Manta Ray, by Julián Rodríguez