Somewhat surprisingly, this is the first book I’ve worked on based around the ubiquitous business card. I was aware of the popular models, but didn’t realise that with the US business card format (2” x 3.5”), by folding corner to opposite corner, you produce a crease at 60 degrees to the edge. This allows us to create many equilateral triangles for producing geometric polyhedra.
With help and advice from Malachi Brown, I developed a wide range of designs, some of which pleased the publishers, others less so. The book fits into the “office humour” category and the titles and puns were created by the man in America who commissioned this book, Joe Rhatigan. It’s amazing what’s been done to the English language by our colonian cousins.
Many folders have created business card models, but applying generic origami techniques isn’t difficult, so it’s tricky to say who created a given model first, but I’ve given credit to the key poeple in this area, Valerie Vann, Jennifer Campbell and Jeannine Mosely.
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