Origami grandmaster Akira Yoshizawa has led the way for paper artists by turning this craft into a solid art form. Many newcomers have been inspired by his pioneering creations, such as American artist and engineer Robby Kraft who uses the wet-folding technique (invented by Yoshizawa) to give a more realistic, sculptural feel to his animal […]
It isnâ€™t every day that one gets to meet a full-time origamist. Get acquainted with Ross Symons, a South African artist known for making his own paper creations and also beautifully folding single-sheet models of other designers, like Quentin Trollip and Jo Nakashima. Elephant Hide paper is something Symons loves to use; a sturdy material […]
Sometimes the best way to make art is by exploring new methods or materials without any concern in mind. Grab items from your home and start using your imagination. Thatâ€™s what photographer Victoria Ivanova has done by using colored pencils and origami figures to replicate a famous optical illusion, a retro video game, and more.
“All of my books are folded, never cut or glued, into my own designs. I try to find books that have been cast off, have lost their value as readable material and give them a second life as a small work of art,”  states this artist from the Exploded Library. And rest assured, she […]
This is the intricate and minimalist origami art of Jun Mitani.
French artist Mademoiselle Maurice has created outdoor works of art usingÂ hundreds of origami roses, windmills, and more. Her work is a tribute to Sadako Sasaki who is “remembered through the story of attempting to fold a thousand origami cranes before her death, and is to this day is a symbol of innocent victims of war.” […]
Origami craftsman Joel Cooper has been perfecting his folding technique for many years. Although, it looks like some of his masks use strips of paper weaved in one another, in reality, it is done with meticulous folds from a single sheet. You can view more of his creations at Flickr.
Paper architect Ingrid Siliakus is known for her three-dimensional recreations of world famous buildings and abstract sculptures. Her work is highly planned out and often executed (cut and folded) from a single sheet of paper. She takes inspiration from masters such as Escher, Berlage and Gaudi. 1. “Introduction.” ingrid-siliakus.exto.org. Retrieved on January 20th, 2012. Photos […]
Italian studio Happycentro combines a wide range of disciplines for their commissioned print work, such as hand-made crafts, typography and graphic design, illustration, animation, film direction, and music. “We donâ€™t like to do the same thing twice and prefer to go beyond what we are already able to do,” a statement from Happycentro. 
View a selection of origami animals and imaginary creatures made by Shuki Kato.