One post I’ve wanted to make for a while now is one about origami logos. Interestingly enough there are some pretty cool origami versions of various logos.

Many of the designs use a single sheet of paper with a different colour on each side for a very neat effect.

So in this post we’ll be taking a look at some of my favourite origami logos and origami flags as well. I’ve also wanted to do a post about origami flags for a while too but there aren’t as many flag designs out there.

Flags are sort of logos for countries and the designs are similar so I’m including them here.

First up is this amazing paper version of the WhatsApp logo.

WhatsApp Logo
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/62572859@N08/34682278136/

WhatsApp Logo, Designed by Carlson Choo and Folded by Rui Roda

Video instructions available from Carlson Choo’s YouTube channel

 

This isn’t an actual company logo or anything but it’s similar design and looks great.

Footprint Logo
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/vasil_nik/19601977916/

Footprint, Designed by Paulius Mielinis and Folded by Никита Васильев

Diagrams available in Drawing Origami Tome 1

 

This next image is the word “Origami” written in simplified Chinese characters. I really like how clean the shapes and lines are here.

Origami Logo
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/zephyr_origami/32790564763/

Origami, Designed by Wu Mi and Folded by Zephyr Liu

折 Diagrams available from Wu Mi’s Flickr

纸 Diagrams available from Wu Mi’s Flickr

 

Here’s another excellent company logo folded from a single 20cm x 20cm square of paper.

Nike Logo
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/lvsk/18291469678/

Nike Logo, Designed and Folded by sakuryu(╯3╰)

Photo diagrams available here

 

This is another really excellent design from another single square of paper.

Battery Logo
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/zephyr_origami/29206074301/

Battery, Designed by a Chinese Folder and Folded by Zephyr Liu

Instructions not available

 

Uniqlo is a clothing store originally from Japan but they now have stores all over the world. Hosanna Tan designed this great origami version of their logo.

Uniqlo Logo
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/124231637@N06/19504929844/

Uniqlo Logo, Designed and Folded by Hosanna Tan

Instructions not available

 

I really like this Mr. Potato Chips logo which is totally not a paper version of the Pringles logo.

Pringles Logo
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/kobashi_san/7777698114/

Mr. Potato Chips Logo, Designed Kyohei Katsuta and Folded by Hiroaki Kobayashi

Diagrams available in the 15th Tanteidan Convention book

 

This escape is really awesome and Mariano Zavala B. made an excellent video tutorial showing how to fold it.

Escape
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/marianozavala-origami/35973892670/

Escape, Designed by Morisue Kei and Folded by Mariano Zavala B.

Video instructions available from Mariano Zavala B.’s YouTube channel

 

Here’s a really fantastic looking origami version of the communist hammer and sickle.

Hammer and Sickle
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/-adri79-/37852830621/

Hammer and Sickle, Designed by Hadi Tahir and Folded by Adriano Davanzo

Diagrams available from Hadi Tahir’s Flickr

 

This is a great little CD logo. Apparently the diagrams are in a book called Origami 2D and there are only 200 copies of it.

CD Logo
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/zephyr_origami/26869328709/

CD, Designed by 蝴蝶 and Folded by Zephyr Liu

Diagrams available in Origami 2D

 

Here’s the first origami flag for this post. This is Vietnam’s flag and it’s folded from a single square of paper. If you’re going to fold a flag like this you can only really do countries that have two colours in their flag if you plan on using a single sheet of paper.

Vietnam Flag
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/129587911@N03/35629800843/

Vietnam Flag, Designed and Folded by Wu Mi

Crease pattern available from Wu Mi’s Flickr

 

This next image is technically a map, a map of Korea but it’s in the same style as the other designs in this post. Plus it’s a really cool idea to fold an origami map.

Korea Map
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/129382823@N05/20596038545/

Korea Map, Designed and Folded by Lee Junha

Instructions not available

 

Morisue Kei designed this really fantastic copyright symbol. This is another really great example of using colour change in a design.

Copyright Symbol
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/zephyr_origami/36740451730/

Copyright Symbol, Designed by Morisue Kei and Folded by Zephyr Liu

Video instructions available from OrigamiSage’s YouTube channel

 

This next flag is definitely more complicated than the Vietnamese one but it is similar and uses the same colours.

China Flag
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/129587911@N03/32009504352/

China Flag, Designed and Folded by Wu Mi

Instructions not available

 

Keeping on the China theme here’s a paper version of the Baidu logo. Baidu is the largest search engine in China.

Baidu Logo
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/zephyr_origami/34627446105/

Baidu Logo, Designed by Sutang and Folded by Zephyr Liu

Instructions not available

 

Here’s another really excellent colour change example.

Rising Sun Flag
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/zephyr_origami/29828458411/

The Rising Sun, Designed by Djordje Jovanovic and Folded by Zephyr Liu

Diagrams available in the 21st Tanteidan Convention book

 

This next image isn’t really an official logo but it’s definitely a really awesome design.

Crab Logo
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/zephyr_origami/29250601676/

Crab, Designed by Nguyen Hung Cuong and Folded by Zephyr Liu

Diagrams available in Olympiad 2011

 

Wu Mi designed this excellent Superman logo.

Superman Logo
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/129587911@N03/24660793108/

Superman! Designed and Folded by Wu Mi

Crease pattern available from Wu Mi’s Flickr

 

Here’s another great, very clean looking exclamation mark logo also by Wu Mi.

Exclamation Mark
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/129587911@N03/35726109514/

Exclamation Mark, Designed and Folded by Wu Mi

Crease pattern available from Wu Mi’s Flickr

 

The Canadian flag also uses two colours so it’s perfect for origami. This is of course folded from a single sheet of paper.

Canada Flag
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/129587911@N03/36376434036/

Canada Flag, Designed and Folded by Wu Mi

Crease pattern available from Wu Mi’s Flickr

 

This “Killer Octopus” logo goes great with the crab one from earlier in this post.

Killer Octopus Logo
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/129587911@N03/39837291414/

Killer Octopus, Designed and Folded by Wu Mi

Instructions not available

 

Here’s another really cool map, this time of Indonesia. This is folded from a single 60cm x 60cm square of paper. This was designed for a challenge from the Indonesian Origami Group.

Indonesia Map
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/ivandanny/15755711550/

Indonesia Map, Designed and Folded by Ivan Danny

Instructions not available

 

This Facebook logo is definitely one of the best logo designs I’ve seen. It’s also folded from a single square of paper.

Facebook Logo
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/62572859@N08/10607806374/

Facebook Logo, Designed by Ryan McDonell and Folded by Rui Roda

Instructions not available

 

Here’s another awesome flag design, this time Israel’s flag.

Israel Flag
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/129587911@N03/39589882171/

Israel Flag, Designed and Folded by Wu Mi

Instructions not available

 

This is a great little paper version of the Super Mario logo. There are free diagrams available for it too.

Super Mario Logo
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/55093505@N08/31136659016/

Super Mario Logo, Designed by Jairo Araujo  and Folded by Carla Godoy

Diagrams available from Origami-Shop.com

 

Next we have this cute little seal face turned into an excellent little logo.

Seal Face Logo
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/130282626@N03/17052748031/

Seal Face Logo, Designed by Hadi Tahir and Folded by Sunny

Diagrams available from Hadi Tahir’s Flickr

 

Jared Needle designed this awesome logo for the United States Air Force (USAF). This model is folded using two squares of paper.

USAF Logo
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/oriholic/8429011929/

USAF Logo, Designed and Folded by Jared Needle

Instructions not available

 

He also designed this really amazing Bitcoin logo. I somehow missed this one and only saw it when I was working on this post. He folded this back when bitcoin hit $2k.

This is folded from a single square of paper with no cuts!

Bitcoin Logo
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/oriholic/34778189116/

Bitcoin, Designed and Folded by Jared Needle

Instructions not available

 

Our final image for this post is this origami version of the Playboy logo. A very cool design with some excellent shapes and colour changes and it’s all folded from a single square of paper!

The gold and black paper here looks really classy too.

Playboy Logo
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/nyankoorigami/7386793766/

Bunny Love, Designed by Konstantin Khudyakov and Folded by Nyanko Sensei

Instructions not available

 

Which one of these was your favourite? Let me know in the comments and if you see any other great origami logos let me know too!