Super Quick Origami Animals


This was a project written for publishers Sterling Press, through Sarah and David King of D&S books. Being a 2 person team, they like to form much closer relationships with their authors and consequently you feel your thoughts are actually being listened to! They also insulate you from the corporate face of larger companies.

The title was originally “Super Simple”, but changed at the last minute. I’m not convinced that the origami should be “super quick” (implying rushed work) or that these are all “super simple” (there are slightly more challenging designs later in the book) but the decision was out of my hands.

I chose some designs by other folders that I felt deserved exposure, along with original designs created to meet a fairly tight deadline. (When are deadlines ever anything other than tight?). I was especially pleased to include a “monkey” by Kunihiko Kasahara, one of my very favourite creators. The publishers suggested which subjects were appropriate and vice-versa.

The artwork was sent down to be photographed and I was pleased to see how much care the photographer used. He’d worked on origami projects in the past and was familiar with the need for careful lighting. However, the publishers did insist on “realistic settings”, including bubble-wrap ponds(!) which didn’t really work for me.

ISBN 1-84330-744-8

Simple Cat's Head by Traditional
page 10 (from Square)

Simple Pig's Head by Traditional
page 11 (from Square)

Dollar Bill Elephant by Paul Jackson
page 12 (from dollar bill)

Simple Frog's Head by Nick Robinson
page 14 (from Square)

Simple Dog by Nick Robinson
page 16 (from Square)

Simple Rabbit's Head by Nick Robinson
page 17 (from Square)

Pink Pig by David Mitchell
page 20 (from Square)

Hedgehog by Tony O'Hare
page 24 (from Square)

Snake by Nick Robinson
page 26 (from Square)

Bloodhound by Nick Robinson
page 29 (from Square)

Horse by Paul Jackson
page 31 (from Square)

Bat by Nick Robinson
page 34 (from Square)

Panda by Sy Chen
page 36 (from Square)

Frog by Tony O'Hare
page 39 (from Square)

Tadpole by Nick Robinson
page 44 (from Square)

Monkey by Kunihiko Kasahara
page 47 (from Square)

Rhino by Nick Robinson
page 50 (from Square)

Giraffe by Nick Robinson
page 56 (from Square)

Mouse by Nick Robinson
page 59 (from Square)

Cotton-tailed Rabbit by Nick Robinson
page 62 (from Square)

Simple Mammoth by Nick Robinson
page 66 (from Square)

Baby Dinosaur heads by Nick Robinson
page 67 (from Square)

Action Pteradon Head by Nick Robinson
page 69 (from Square)

Dimetrodon by Nick Robinson
page 70 (from 2x1)

T-Rex by Nick Robinson
page 74 (from Square)

Apatosaurus by Nick Robinson
page 77 (from Square)

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