Extraordinary Origami

2018 – 3 languages

This is another project with NuiNui Publishing, with whom I have written several books. This had a working title of “Origami Masterpieces”, then “Outstanding Origami”, before settling on the final title. I’ve chosen a range of designs that reflect the kind of origami that really excites me, with unusual approaches or techniques. There are some fabulous designs here by a number of hugely gifted creators.

I’m always impressed with their willingness to accomodate the author’s design elements and to give care and attention to the layout as well as the contents. Most books require me to fill a specific number of pages, but NuiNui work the other way round, they use as many pages as the book requires, so there is no need to compress images or diagrams to fit on a page. The paper enclosed in the box is bright, thin and crisp.

Available in French or Italian.

148 pages, A4, ISBN 2889352471

2 Fold Santa by Paula Versnick
page 18 (from Square)

Paulo's Dish by Nick Robinson
page 22 (from Square)

Faces by Thea Anning
page 28 (from Square)

Lazy Susan by Traditional
page 34 (from Square)

Love Boat by Francis Ow
page 40 (from Square)

Rabbit by Akira Yoshizawa
page 46 (from Square)

Penguin by John Montroll
page 52 (from Square)

Smiling Frog by Román Diaz
page 58 (from Square)

Scallop by Michael LaFosse
page 64 (from Square)

One Third Cube by Jun Maekawa
page 72 (from Square)

Fox by Kunihiko Kasahara
page 78 (from Square)

Star Of David by Francis Ow
page 84 (from Square)

Mouse by Akira Yoshizawa
page 90 (from Square)

Form by Philip Shen
page 96 (from Square)

Triskelion by Robert Foord
page 102 (from Square)

Star Tato by Jose Meeusen
page 108 (from Square)

Unstabile by David Brill
page 114 (from Square)

Panda by Ted Megrath
page 120 (from Square)

Elephant by Paul Jackson
page 126 (from Square)

Rose by Toshikazu Kawasaki
page 134 (from Square)

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