Origami Fish

2016 – 3 languages

This epic is published by NuiNui, with whom I have a great working relationship and who take great pride in their visual presentation. As you can imagine, it’s a selection of fish, each with excellent colour photos taken by a Sheffield-based expert, plus a (privately accessible at youtube) video of how to make each model, lovingly made in my bedroom, sorry, “studio”;)

As ever, the shortness of deadline and difficulty in getting permission to use some designs has spurred me into creating several new models for the book. There’s a diverse range of models, from super simple to Lang & Limet’s challenging designs. The books both look and smell wonderful, probably the best looking books I’ve ever been involved with.

The package includes the usual selection of custom-designed patterned paper, of a perfect quality for these models – thin, yet strong. I’m hoping this will find its way into English before too long, an arrangement is in plaice. The model names have been translated, but I mustn’t carp about that.

The book has been translated back to English & re-published by Tuttle, who have drastically reduced the page size and included it in a box. They re-titled it “Origami Fish and Other Sea Creatures Kit

Simple Fish by Nick Robinson
page 20 (from Square)

Fish Silhouette by Nick Robinson
page 24 (from Square)

Multiform Fish by Viviane Berty
page 28 (from Square)

Pureland Fish by Marc Kirschenbaum
page 32 (from Square)

Bubblefish by Simon Andersen
page 34 (from Square)

3D fish by Stephen Palmer
page 38 (from Square)

Goldfish by Rob Snyder
page 42 (from Square)

Telescope Fish by Rob Snyder
page 46 (from Square)

Angel Fish by John Montroll
page 52 (from Square)

Flatfish by Nick Robinson
page 56 (from Square)

Clownfish by John Montroll
page 62 (from Square)

Koi Carp by traditional
page 66 (from Square)

Swimming Fish by Ng Boon Choon
page 72 (from Square)

Moray Eel by Nick Robinson
page 76 (from Square)

Banded Angelfish by Robert Lang
page 80 (from Square)

Fish Bones by Sebastien Limet
page 86 (from Square)

Shark by Nick Robinson
page 92 (from Square)

Manta Ray by Nick Robinson
page 98 (from Square)

Carpe Pisces by Nick Robinson
page 104 (from Square)

Puffer Fish by Sebastien Limet
page 112 (from Square)

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