Origami

The Art of PaperBuild

The Art of PaperBuild

Thestory takes us inside the workshop of artist Jang Jun-ho (aka “PaperBuild“), who has made incredibly detailed and vibrant origami and cut paper sculptures of everything from mechs to helmets to swords an articulating Infinity Gauntlet. Turn captions on.

Origami Robot

Origami Robot

Researchers from MIT developed a tiny flat robot which folds itself into a different shape when heated, scampers about, then dissolves itself. They’ve also created a variant which could be swallowed in a capsule and used to perform surgery or deliver medications inside your body.

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Balloon Dinosaur Sculpture

Balloon Dinosaur Sculpture

Watch theĀ Airigami team assemble one of their latest creations at the Virginia Museum of Natural History. It’s a 20-foot balloon acrocanthosaurus, accompanied by balloon plants and insects. More photos here.

Moneygami

Moneygami

Graphic designer and origami artist Yosuke Hasegawa folds paper bills in such a way that the person on the bill ends up wearing a headgear. He’s even made trading cards of his moneygami.

Insect Origami

Insect Origami

Multi-talented artist Brian Chan from the MIT Hobby shop has created a wonderful award-winning collection of complex, intricate origami insects, made from uncut, single sheets of paper.

Airigami

Airigami

Artists Larry Moss and Kelly Cheatle have developed the unique art of “airigami”, which they describe as a combination of sculpture, puppetry and origami. Check out their website to see more.

Self-Folding Origami

Self-Folding Origami

Artist Etienne Cliquet creates intricate paper cut designs, which measure less than an inch wide, then unfold (and fold) to form new shapes as water gradually invades the paper via capillary action.

X-Ray Origami

X-Ray Origami

Takauki Hori printed these skeletons of endangered species onto translucent paper. When flat, they just look like a bunch of random bones, but properly assembled, they form a 3-dimensional skeleton.

Brian Chan’s Origami

Brian Chan’s Origami

Papercraft can often be pretty simplistic, but Brian Chan’s intricate creations were all made by folding alone; not a single cut was made on any of them. We want the WALL-E one for our office.

Dollar Bill Origami

Dollar Bill Origami

We all know the value of a dollar at this point, but sometimes it’s good to see the less serious side of money, so please enjoy the creative stylings of this dollar bill origami art. (Thanks, Stephanie!)

Space Origami Set

Space Origami Set

Spacecraft meets papercraft with this Space Origami set, which includes 120 sheets of folding paper and a 32 page book with instructions for rockets, shuttles and astronauts.

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