Impressive origami by Brian Chan. Oh, and he’s made some amazing renditions of superheroes too.
Japanese student Takayuki Hori printed skeletons of four endangered species on translucent paper, and folded them into these stunning origami creations. When laid flat, the print on paper looks like a collection of scattered bones, but when folded into the proper origami shape, the bird comes to life. With the creation of these 3D skeletons, Hori intends to draw attention to endangered species of birds.
Using dollar bills for origami, artist Won Park created this set as an effort for re-branding parent systems group. Money speaks, and it gets attention, no wonder the re-branding exercise is getting eyeballs.
Origami phone concept from designer Chengyuan Wei is somewhat of an minimalist, artistic design. Considering that the basic electronic components of a mobile phone have been miniaturized enough, creating a phone like this won’t pose much of a problem, the unusual design and minimalist approach however, do make it more of a niche product. When not in use, the phone generally lays flat as paper, but when you need to make or receive a call, the body of the phone changes into a tri-dimensional structure that goes easy on the hands.
Artist Giang Dinh creates these amazing and intricate paper sculptures of animals. All of them have been made with fold origami technique. While the artist folded a single sheet of paper into these intricate sculptures, we’ve been unable to wrap our mind around how in the world this could even be possible.
To put it simply, these origami sculptures are totally mind-blowing and impressive. Unlike the somewhat simpler paper boats and birds that are generally linked to origami, artist Eric Joisel created these sculptural figures using a single sheet of paper. This has to be one of the most impressive origami works I’ve ever seen. Unfortunately, the artist passed away on October 10 this year, at just 53 years of age.
As kids, we made paper boats and watched them sail in the water. Artist Frank Bölter, on the other hand, has huge plans for his origami boats. Not only did he make a giant boat out of paper, the artist even used it to sail across the Thames. The boat was made using origami techniques, and was reinforced with metal poles.
The wearable metal origami shoulder cape looks more like armor a modern-day MMO would have your character wear. It looks sufficiently badass, and with a few lighting and graphic tweaks, it should be ready for a game. Of course, the girl in the picture doesn’t carry it off as armor very well, but that’s also because Tine De Ruysser made the copper and polyester shoulder cape for her PhD at the RCA. I, on the other hand, have been playing too many games to qualify for an education.
Post-it notes undoubtedly are useful, but once their job is done, the only way to go is the waste basket. Well, the journey of the notes to the waste basket can be extended a bit further by adding another use to the notes, and that would be the art of origami. That hardly serves any practical purpose, but we don’t really have anything against time killers, and perhaps, someone would learn origami by using the instructions on the notes. Costs $4.