Saturday, October 31, 2009

Spider - Andrey Ermakov

Spider - Andrey Ermakov, originally uploaded by Origami Weekly.

Happy Halloween!

Andrey Ermakov surprised us by sending some very very nice diagrams for his spider! Perfect for Halloween.

Spider - Andrey Ermakov

Something creepy and crawly for Halloween, to go with Andrew's Witch from earlier. Also, head on over to Andrew's Flickr for some Crazy Jack (o Lantern) action:

The Spider in the photo was designed and folded by Andrey Ermakov. Andrew and I have just been too busy preparing for PCOC.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Origami for the People

Origami for the People, originally uploaded by Origami Weekly.

Several months ago, I realized that while there were lots of traditional models to be found, most of the diagrams were copyrighted, so their use was restricted. I also noticed that a handful of traditional models got the lion's share of attention from folders and diagrammers, while some very intriguing models were only published in a few places, sometimes with low-quality diagrams...

So in response, I'm pleased to announce the Public Diagram Project. The aim is to provide a collection of 15-20 high-quality diagrams for clever and obscure traditional models, available to everyone. Each of these diagrams will be released under a Creative Commons license, so you can share, teach, and adapt any of these without breaking any copyright laws.

Here's the diagrams:
Jumping Frog

Congratulations Crane

Octagonal Tato

You'll notice that one of these diagrams has already appeared on Origami Weekly-- I found out, a week after I'd posted it, that I had actually rediscovered a traditional model; that event was part of the inspiration for this project.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Crooked Witch, by Andrew Hudson

Happy Halloween!

This was really fun to design-- everything worked the first time I tried it. I hope you all have as much fun folding it as I did designing and diagramming the model!

Diagrams here:

Friday, October 9, 2009

Puma Head - Román Díaz

Puma Head - Román Díaz, originally uploaded by Origami Weekly.

If you haven’t already heard, Román Díaz has a new book coming out very soon. 34 designs! I know I’m excited.

He was awesome enough to send us a set of diagrams anyway! Here is Román’s Puma Head.

Puma Head - Román Díaz

It is fun to fold, and for those of you who require lots of reference points, they’re included. And they’re nice and simple.

The rendition in the photo was folded by Eric Madrigal. Thank you Eric and Román!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Cormorant, by Andrew Hudson

This week we've got a design I've been thinking about for awhile: the cormorant I made at the end of July. I refolded it last weekend with nicer paper, and decided it was time to diagram the model... so here it is!