British Origami


This is another project with Snake Publishing, who produced the wonderful “Intriguing Origami”. For many years, I’ve longed to produce a collection of designs by members of the British Origami Society and this is that opportunity.

Choosing the designs (and designers) wasn’t easy, since I was limited to 20 models and there has been such a wealth of creative talent in Britian for many years. In the end, I basically got recommendations from my trusted friends, then drew up a top 20 and picked one design by each folder. Apologies if you didn’t make the cut!

On the left is an earlier cover, I actually prefer it…Snake have applied their masterful layout skills to my artwork and as before, have given the whole book lots of “breathing space” and plenty of full page colour photos. The cover image shown left is one I put together but wasn’t the final design.

I’ve included a brief introduction to the Society and there’s a a brief biography of each creator at the end, with a photo so you can admire them.

I hope it will not only serve as a great collection of origami, but also boost the profile of our wonderful Society! It’s a certainty that I wouldn’t be where I am today without the support, love and inspiration of the BOS and it’s members.

Suburban House by Giles Towning
page 20 (from Square)

Elephant head by Wayne Brown
page 24 (from Square)

Flag by Robert Foord
page 26 (from Square)

Butterfly by John Smith
page 30 (from Square)

Simple Boat by Edwin Corrie
page 34 (from Square)

Crocodile by David Brill
page 38 (from Square)

Kaleidoscope by Mick Guy
page 42 (from Square)

Girl's head by Eric Kenneway
page 48 (from Square)

Tree Motif by Martin Wall
page 52 (from Square)

3D Bird by Paul Jackson
page 56 (from Square)

Bowl by Nick Robinson
page 60 (from Square)

Bear by Stephen O'Hanlon
page 64 (from Square)

Face by Mark Bolitho
page 70 (from Square)

Propella by Jeff Beynon
page 74 (from Square)

Box by Max Hulme
page 78 (from Square)

Fish by Tony O'Hare
page 84 (from Square)

Seagull by Ted Norminton
page 90 (from Square)

Pine Cone by David Petty
page 98 (from Square)

Badger by Robin Glynn
page 104 (from Square)

Car by Iris Walker
page 114 (from Square)

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