ORIGAMI TRIO

ORIGAMI AIRCRAFT

This special project, Origami Aircraft, for Thunder Bay Press (by way of The Book Shop, Ltd.) is part of a trio of Origami kits published and produced in 2015. 

As the centerpiece to these kits, I designed the 112-page instruction book for every step needed to create these amazing models. The Origami Aircraft models were designed by folding masters Seth Friedman, Marc Kirschenbaum, Jason Ku, and Dan Robinson. Step diagrams illustrated by Marcio Noguchi.

These hugely wonderful kids include origami paper that I had the pleasure of designing. This is an insanely fun process. Here’s how it goes. The Origami Artist will fold the models in plain white paper. Then I take the handoff. I draw the features (in this case, windshields, rivets, plane numbers, and such) on the models. then…shutter….I unfold and flatten these beautiful folded works of art. This serves as my map for art placement. It ensures that, in the final folded model, taillights don’t end up on the side of the Cessna 150!

Each of the kits also have a special feature. Origami Aircraft included stickers as the finishing touches on the origami-folded planes. These stickers included flight numbers, windshields, plane names and more decorative elements.

The kit was constructed with a magnetically closed, over-sized, multi-part cigar box case.



 

ORIGAMI CHESS
CATS VS DOGS

This special project, Origami Chess: Cats vs. Dogs, for Thunder Bay Press (by way of The Book Shop, Ltd.) is part of a trio of Origami kits published and produced in 2015. 

As the centerpiece to these kits, I designed the 112-page instruction book for every step needs to create these amazing models. The Origami Aircraft models were designed by folding master Roman Diaz. Step diagrams illustrated by Marcio Noguchi.

These hugely wonderful kids include origami paper that I had the pleasure of designing. This is an insanely fun process. Here’s how it goes. The Origami Artist will fold the models in plain white paper. Then I take the handoff. I draw the features (in this case, markings and tails and ears, and such) on the models. then…shutter….I unfold and flatten these beautiful folded works of art. This serves as my map for art placement. It ensures that, in the final folded model, ears don’t end up on the hind end of of the Siamese cat!

Each of the kits also have a special feature. Origami Chess included a fold-out PLC (double-sided) chess board. The folding projects in this kit make Chess pieces suitable for play on the board.

The kit was constructed with a magnetically closed, over-sized, multi-part cigar box case.




 

NOAH'S ARK ORIGAMI

This special project, Noah’s Ark Origami, for Thunder Bay Press (by way of The Book Shop, Ltd.) is part of a trio of Origami kits published and produced in 2015. 

As the centerpiece to these kits, I designed the 112-page instruction book for every step needs to create these amazing models. The Noah’s Ark Origami models were designed by folding master Seth Friedman. Step diagrams illustrated by Marcio Noguchi.

These hugely wonderful kids include origami paper that I had the pleasure of designing. This is an insanely fun process. Here’s how it goes. The Origami Artist will fold the models in plain white paper. Then I take the handoff. I draw the features (in this case, Noah's robe and the tortoise's shell, etc.) on the models. then…shutter….I unfold and flatten these beautiful folded works of art. This serves as my map for art placement. It ensures that, in the final folded model, Noah's face doesn't end up on his back!

Each of the kits also have a special feature. Noah’a Ark Origami included a unique, custom-designed Build-Your-Own Ark model. I had the pleasure of taking this on as a paper engineering project. After dozen’s of prototypes, I designed the components that were preprinted and provided with the kit along with folding instructions. Once, you pop the pieces out, fold them, and connect them with interlocking tabs . . . you have the perfect ark to complete the diorama.

The kit was constructed with a magnetically closed, over-sized, multi-part cigar box case.