general selection of designs aimed at the beginner or anyone who enjoys simple,
elegant designs. I was especially pleased to present work by Shen, Lam and Diaz,
who rarely appear in print. The box forms a cardboard sleeve around a soft-backed
book, along with a plastic container with some decorative paper inside.
you get an essential plastic origami folding tool, which will double as a dibber
if you're into growing flowers. Whether people will continue to use the binder
when they've exhausted the paper is another matter, especially if shelf space
is tight, but one hopes so ;)
Published by Firefly (an imprint of Quarto), the book itself has turned out
really well. I couldn't have asked for better presentation and the step folds
are large on the page - something that sometimes gets overlooked. The book itself
is a little insubstantial - anything in a gift box seems to be softback. It was
especially nice to publish a Shen design, having sought permission from his widow.
He has a huge collection of superb designs, few of which have been seen in a "real"
You can see two sets of sample diagrams on the publishers website.
fishring / chipboat / first flight /
3D illusion /
hurst envelope /
pterosaur / caterpillar (Robinson) /
scotty dog (Bob Neale) /
pixie boots /
lucky star /
iris / cup
/ glider /
star (trad) /
stilletto heels (Roman Díaz) /
water tank (Philip Shen) /
tetrahedron (Tung Ken Lam)
Firefly Books ISBN: 13: 978-1-55407-198-2