Thanks, Max!

Thanks, Max!

Early days I met Max Hulme at my first BOS convention in London, Spring 1975. It was immediately clear that Max was a natural origami creator. I took Max’s class for a matchbox which is folded flat, then pops into 3D at the last move when the tray is pulled open: simple, clever, and fun […]

Cube roots and tangents

Cube roots and tangents

Tinkering with an existing design, (the HOALOT cube discovered a couple of years ago), I found that only two of the six units from the original would themselves fit together to make a new cube construction. The original unit was clearly unnecessarily complex for the new cube, and I saw that the same result could […]

Convention for Creators 2, Zaragoza February 2020

Convention for Creators 2, Zaragoza February 2020

I’m just back from the second of these conferences, two and a half years after the first one in Lyon. About 70 delegates enjoyed all the events so carefully planned by the local group in Zaragoza, including stimulating presentations by many leading origami personalities, informal discussions, sightseeing and of course the obligatory visits to EMOZ, […]

Toeing the line

Toeing the line

The appearance of Kunihiko Kasahara’s book Viva Origami in 1983 was something of a landmark in the history of origami design in the late 20th century and until the present day. The book is an anthology of the work of Jun Maekawa, at the time unknown to Western origami enthusiasts. Paul Jackson wrote a review […]