Here’s something fun for a Friday. Paper engineer Jess Tice has created a series of pop-up tutorials on Howcast. Watching her work through three different v-folds, I suspect this is something I could actually pull off. Maybe not painlessly, but I could do it.
Take a look at her first tutorial and see if you don’t find some new ideas percolating to the surface.
Ok, ok. We’ve already established that I am a total pushover for paper craft, but isn’t this guy’s work amazing? The artist is Wataru Ito from Japan.
I really, really want to just copy the images so that they’ll be here, but I can’t bring myself to risk violating someone’s copyright. Sorry. You’ll have to click on the links.
Here is a piece in Simpuhl, a photogallery in the Telegraph, and a slightly different take on Animexchanges.
I just can’t believe that after working on it for several years, he’s going to burn it. Of course, I can barely fold paper in a straight line. Ok, ok. I basically can’t fold paper in a straight line. Sigh. My origami city would look much, much more like a hovel.
Fortunately, I seem to have one or two other talents!