Don't dump your wastepaper into the garbage—it's time to fold! Famed origami artists and award-winning authors Michael G. LaFosse and Richard L. Alexander show you the way with Trash Origami. Chock full of 25 fun and innovative origami projects from their renowned Origamido Studio as well as many of the world's most talented paper folding designers—including Nick Robinson, Herman Van Goubergen and Rhona Geurkewitz, among others.
The origami models presented in Trash Origami include designs made from old calendar pages, candy wrappers, envelopes, newspaper, postcards, paper grocery bags and more. The accompanying DVD will make the folding process clearer and aid folders of all levels. Also provided is a guide to everyday materials that have the most folding potential— leaving readers inspired to design and display their very own trash origami!
Michael G. LaFosse has been an origami artist for decades, and is internationally regarded as a leading authority and master of the art. The author of many books, kits and videos, including Money Origami, Michael's work has been shown in museums and galleries around the world.
Richard L. Alexander, co-founder of Origamido Studio, has produced much of the handmade Origamido paper featured in the works of dozens of origami masters, and has designed several origami commercial and fine art exhibitions.
In a fun twist on an ancient art, the authors present a selection of paper-folding projects that use old envelopes, potato chip bags, and even magazine subscription cards instead of the usual origami paper. Each project is presented with full-color photos followed by a clear chart using standardized origami symbols that show exactly how to fold the piece. An accompanying DVD provides even more instruction, especially helpful for readers who learn best by watching. Projects include a candy wrapper butterfly, a crown towers and jumping frog game, photo cubes, snack bag wallets, and elegant boxes and envelopes. The "curler unit ball" project is a standout; it is a truly gorgeous, complex creation. While all of the projects are ingenious, some are more attractive than others; trash is trash, after all. But the low price point, accompanying DVD, and green tilt should help it sell well with crafters. Photos. (Oct.) Copyright 2010 Reed Business Information.
"A fun, instructive guide showing how to turn trash into origami."—Architectural Record "In this colorfully illustrated book using heavyweight glossy sheets, 25 different origami productions are clearly explained, diagrammed, and photographed. While the patterns presented are cleverly attractive, the novelty exploited in this volume is the use of recyclable raw materials in place of the traditional origami paper."—Sacramento Book Review