I was honoured to be asked to provide another article for the OUSA “The Paper” for issue 105, which has just arrived through the post. It was entitled “talkin ’bout my generation” and was a scathing attack on anyone younger than I am. I hope the youngsters will forgive me! Alongside were diagrams for my “Snow Unit”. The OUSA magazine goes from strength to strength with highly professional layout and colour used throughout. If you want to subscribe to it, visit the OUSA website.

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  1. I’m offended. not all young designers are sheep following Robert Lang and ODS. Look at the stuff on my flickr; it’s mostly low intermediate models making use of colour changes ( all of the stuff on there is my designs, of course) and not one of them utilises the ‘technical’ design methods designed by Lang, unlike Lang I strive for elegance of design and folding sequence, and unlike Lang I’m 12 years old.

  2. Have you read the article carefully? I’m not saying *all* younger folders follow the trends I outlined, but many seem to.

    I’m also not suggesting Lang is responsible for the downfall of western civilisation, he’s a hugely gifted and creative folder. I also think you’re being somewhat unfair suggesting he doesn’t strive for elegance, it’s just a different kind of elegance, IMHO. However, I have to agree, even his most ardent supporters wouldn’t claim he’s 12 years old.

    I’ll certainly check out your work and delighted to hear you’re bucking the trend! Bottom line is, it doesn’t matter a hoot what I think or say, it’s what *you* think that counts.

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