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Crease + Fold

Innovative Origami Projects Anyone Can Make

By Sok Song

The traditional art of origami has gone mainstream with origami folds popping up on fashion runways and in museum exhibitions. A testament to the amazing versatility of the craft today, Crease + Fold: Innovative Origami Projects Anyone Can Make (Potter Craft, $19.99, on sale December 14, 2010) is filled with clever paper projects sure to impress enthusiasts and casual crafters alike.

In Crease + Fold, paper artist Sok Song (best know for designing the origami Christmas tree at the American Museum of Natural History for the last five years) presents 40 modern origami projects that transform a simple piece of paper into an astonishing array of cards, home items, ornaments, and wearable accessories. Many of the projects showcase ways of using recycled or alternative materials, like the Lucky Frog (page 47) folded from a piece of leather. Other projects such as the Photo Modular (page 110) make a unique personalized gift or can even be used as a place card for birthday or holiday parties. Many of the projects are small like the adorable Dollar Bill Koala (page 81), while some are almost life-size, such as an elephant that takes an extra set of hands to accomplish (page 145), but all adhere to the origami purist restriction of no cutting or gluing.

From an exquisite watercolor orchid (page 97) to a wallet made from a subway map (page 123), these imaginative projects will teach you the fundamentals of origami as you create playful animals and other designs that are perfect to give as holiday gifts or to treasure for yourself. Crease + Fold demonstrates that anything is possible just using simple folds.

About the Author

SOK SONG’s passion for origami transformed his self-taught hobby into an award-winning design business. His paper artistry has been featured in magazines including Vanity Fair, Marie Claire, GQ, and Vogue; as contributions to other origami books and on TV on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition and America’s Next Top Model 

Crease + Fold

Innovative Origami Project Anyone Can Make 

By Sok Song

Potter Craft? Publication Date: December 14, 2010? 978-0-307-58651-3 ? Trade Paperback? $19.99

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