Origami + Graphic Design
There’s a new kind of origami, ORIGRAFIX. It’s preprinted, tear-out papers with folding lines on one side and beautiful designs on the front. Following the directions on the inside of the book creates 3D objects that have become my kiddos favorite indoor play!
Origrafix: Fun is where we started today. With 20 designs, 60 sheets of folding paper (all different), and four background sheets for creative staging the heat didn’t stop us from having fun inside.
The Divine Miss M and Li’l Man spent about 20 m inutes going through the book learning basic techniques and finding a pattern they loved. The Divine Miss M took to the JUMPING FROG (page 73).
It started out like this:
A few folds and she had this:
Origrafix: Fun; Jumping Frog-Completed
Li’l Man took to the Throwing Stars (page 103). It required two pages from the book (we made two stars for a total of four pages).
Origrafix: Fun; Throwing Stars
He thought it was spiffy when the flat sheet of paper turned into these:
Origrafix: Fun; Throwing Stars-completed
There’s a whole bunch of fun still waiting on the pages to come to life including: cicada, turtle, crane, little prince, Daruma, goldfish and drinking cup. They all have complete folding instructions. Many of the designs transform into creative play pieces like an airplane, sumo wrestler, top, pinwheel, ball, camera and more!
When the kiddos went back outside, Zac pulled up a chair and found himself folding for himself. He went the route of a Box (page 13). It started like this:
Origrafix: Fun is a great way to spend the afternoon and enjoy watching a flat piece of paper transform itself into something magical.
Published by: Stone Bridge Press
128 pp, paper, 7 7/8 x 11″, 60 color illustrations
By: Studio Cochae
Studio Cochae, based in Tokyo, is a free-thinking and free-moving origami group whose main members are Yosuke Jikuhara and Miki Takeda.*I received Origrafix: Fun in order to facilitate an honest review. The opinions where expressed are my own and were in no way influenced by the sponsor. Others experiences may vary.