Time is Running Out to Nominate Origami for the 2021 Joisel Award!

Time is Running Out to Nominate Origami for the 2021 Joisel Award!

The 2021 Joisel Awards is still accepting nominations for about another month. If you haven’t already head over to this form and nominate some excellent origami you’ve seen or even your own. The categories are: The Artistic Award – for the creator The Technical Award – for the creator The Folding Process Award – for…

Introducing the Joisel Awards for 2021

Introducing the Joisel Awards for 2021

The Community for Creators of Origami has created a new yearly event/award called the Joisel Awards. The award is named in honor of Eric Joisel, an amazing origami artist who sadly passed away in 2010. There are two fields, Figurative and Abstract and four main awards, the Artistic Award, the Technical Award, The Folding-Process Award…

Creating Through the Frankensteinian Method in Origami

Creating Through the Frankensteinian Method in Origami

Gerardo, from Neorgami and Mini Neo, will be offering an online conference/workshop at zero cost. Attend the event through the Zoom platform on Saturday, May 9, 10:00 – 12:30 pm (New York) / 3:00 – 5:30 (London). You’ll be folding a bit and learning about the characteristics of a particular approach to the creation of…

Possible 2018 Origami Awards Extravaganza? Give Me Your Thoughts!

Possible 2018 Origami Awards Extravaganza? Give Me Your Thoughts!

So I’ve been thinking of putting together some kind of 2018 End-of-the-Year Origami Awards and I’d like to get some feedback. My initial thought is to come up with some categories such as “the best origami dragons”, “the best origami fish”, “the top most awesome origami models I saw all year”, “the most unique looking…

This Person Folded and Decorated One Origami Crane Per Day for 1,000 Days!

This Person Folded and Decorated One Origami Crane Per Day for 1,000 Days!

I recently stumbled onto the Instagram account of Cristian Marianciuc and he’s been working on a pretty amazing project called Icarus.mid.air. For the past almost three years he’s been folding one paper crane per day and decorating each one in a very unique way. He just finished his 1,000th crane and every one is a…

Adorable Vending Machine Selling Origami Turns up in Rural Japan

Adorable Vending Machine Selling Origami Turns up in Rural Japan

Japan is known for having some pretty interesting vending machines that sell almost anything you can imagine. Recently one vending machine that appeared in the rural town of Uchiko and has become very popular on the Internet. This vending machine sells a delightful collection of origami models for around 10 yen to 50 yen. That’s about $0.10 to…

Send Paper Cranes Around the World and Brighten Someone’s Day with Fold Me In

Send Paper Cranes Around the World and Brighten Someone’s Day with Fold Me In

This is a guest post by Andrey from foldme.in. One of my first memories from kindergarten was drawing a Christmas tree, folding it in half and then cutting it out with small scissors. I got my first “red badge” — a sign of achievement that a single kid got for a particular task. I was about 4 years…

How You Can Help Save African Elephants by Folding Origami

How You Can Help Save African Elephants by Folding Origami

Did you know that every year in Africa 35,000 elephants are killed for their tusks? Did you also know that you can help save them simply by folding origami elephants? 96 Elephants has partnered with Origami USA for an origami elephant challenge. Currently theGuinness world record for the largest display of paper elephants is 33,764. What 96…

Ohio Paper Folders is Raising Money to Bring Origami to Over 190 Children’s Hospitals

Ohio Paper Folders is Raising Money to Bring Origami to Over 190 Children’s Hospitals

For several years now a local origami group from Ohio called the Ohio Paper Folders has been putting together little origami kits and donating them to a local hospital. The kits have proven to be be very popular and they’ve received tons of emails and phone calls from grateful parents saying that it helped make…

Anja Markiewicz’s Amazing Micro Origami

Anja Markiewicz’s Amazing Micro Origami

Anja Markiewicz makes some very, very tiny origami. She lives in Germany and goes by the name “Faltsucht” on Flickr which translates to “folding addicted” because of her love of origami. Coyote, Designed by Román Diaz, folded by Anja Markiewicz Diagrams available in Origami for the Interpreter by Román Diaz   Anja discovered origami about 8…