Origami

Posts about origami in general, including folding and design techniques, tools, etc. There are 33 entries in this category.

Growing Up as an Origamist

Growing Up as an Origamist

Me, precreasing Ridges Corrugation (32×32) in early 2018 I’ve been doing lots of origami lately, but very little ...

Oripa on 4k Screen on Linux

Oripa on 4k Screen on Linux

Comparison of Oripa with 1x and 2x scaling When Oripa is run on a 4k / HiDPI screen, all GUI elements may appear ...

Shuzo Fujimoto’s Biography

Shuzo Fujimoto’s Biography

Shuzo Fujimoto at a table, with some models, in 2006 (image courtesy of Robert Lang) In an earlier post, I mentio...

Celebrating Shuzo Fujimoto

Celebrating Shuzo Fujimoto

Shuzo Fujimoto in 2006 (image courtesy of Robert Lang) 2022 will mark the 100th anniversary of Shuzo Fujimoto’s b...

Paper Grain in Origami

Paper Grain in Origami

Paper is made from plant fibers. When hand-made paper is laid using a sieve, a single sheet is produced at a time. Manual movements of the sieve cause the fi...

Naming Origami Models

Naming Origami Models

In this blogpost I suggest new terms useful for the discussion of origami model naming, and present naming conventions from different artists, including myse...

Joisel Award 2021

Joisel Award 2021

Until May 31st, 2021, you can nominate candidates for this year’s Joisel Award. If you noticed any outstanding origami this y...

Coloring Paper with Inkjet Printer

Coloring Paper with Inkjet Printer

When folding Stars and Squares, I decided to try coloring Elephant Hide paper by just printing it over with a uniform color u...

Two Hexagons from A4 minus square

Two Hexagons from A4 minus square

Have you noticed that the strip which stays behind when you cut a square from an A4 sheet of paper, is just the right size for cutting two small hexagons?

Pajarita Monument in Zaragoza

Pajarita Monument in Zaragoza

This monument to the origami Pajarita advertises EMOZ, one of the few origami museums in the world. Both the monument and the...

Envelopener usage and maintenance

Envelopener usage and maintenance

Envelope openers are very useful tools for origami folders and other craftspeople, but they do have a number of quirks. After answering a question about gett...

Introducing Building Block Units

Introducing Building Block Units

My article, Introducing Building Block Units, was published in The Fold. This text describes my Building Block Units (BBUs) a...

Prior art found for some units

Prior art found for some units

After searching for prior art of origami units I designed, I found out that two had been published before by others. Added appropriate credit on Swallowtail ...