Trash Origami (Paperback)

25 Paper Folding Projects Reusing Everyday Materials: Origami Book with 25 Fun Projects and Instructional DVD

By Michael G. Lafosse, Richard L. Alexander

Tuttle Publishing, 9780804851848, 96pp.

Publication Date: April 16, 2019

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (6/9/2015)
Hardcover (10/10/2010)

List Price: 7.99*
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Description

Make fun and functional origami out of your spare paper with this easy origami book.

Don't dump your wastepaper into the garbage--it's time to fold World-renowned origami artists and award-winning authors Michael G. LaFosse and Richard L. Alexander show you the way with Trash Origami. This origami book presents unique and fun projects from their Origamido Studio and from some of the world's best paper designers, including Nick Robinson, Herman Van Goubergen, and Rona Gurkewitz.

The origami models are presented for the reader who may have little or no previous folding experience, making it a great origami-for-kids book and an effective way to learn origami. However, experienced paper folders will also be intrigued by the novel nature of the folds and the unusual materials involved. The origami designs are made from old calendar pages, candy wrappers, envelopes, newspaper, postcards, paper grocery bags and more. The accompanying DVD video tutorial will make the folding process clearer and aid folders of all skill 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.

This origami book includes:
  • Full-color, 95-page instructional book
  • 25 unique origami projects
  • Projects from top paper folding designers
  • Clear, step-by-step directions
  • Paper folding techniques and tips
  • Accompanying instructional DVD
  • All videos are also streamable or downloadable online
Origami projects include:
  • Photo Cubes
  • Candy Wrapper Butterflies
  • Interlocking Flower Petals
  • Custom-Bound Books
  • And many more
Get ready to look at the contents of your wastebaskets and recycling bins with a different sensibility. You'll never need to buy expensive origami paper again.


About the Author

Michael G. LaFosse decided he would be an origami artist in 1971, after reading (and rereading) a Readers' Digest article by Leland Stowe, about the amazing folded art of Japanese Master Akira Yoshizawa. An avid teacher, LaFosse co-founded the Origamido Studio, a learning center and design studio dedicated to the art of origami, and the only place in the world specializing in hand papermaking for the origami artist. A biologist by training, LaFosse is one of the most celebrated natural history origami artists. He has spent decades studying plants and animals and re-creating them in detailed folded paper projects. He has also created hundreds of designs now seen in exceptional exhibitions, and published in dozens of books, kits, and videos. Richard L. Alexander met LaFosse in 1988, and together they have produced exhibitions and publications about paper art and origami. Alexander has worked with LaFosse full time since 2003, and since then has made all of the Origamido handmade paper. Alexander also teaches and designs origami, while being responsible for photography, videography, commercial projects, and managing the Origamido Studio gallery spaces and exhibitions.