Jun 21

Origami Book


I made this for a contest posted on one of Jeff Vandermeer’s blogs.  The contest instructions included a youtube video about how to make this.  I had to fold it five or six times before I got the hang of it.

Each page has a sketch of a crow on it, and the cover says “Crow” in gold ink.  The sheet of paper I used was six inches square, and the finished book is just over 1 1/4″ tall.


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    • tiebommer on January 25, 2009 at 1:40 am


    • Katy on December 22, 2010 at 8:47 am

    cool except.. can you tell us how to make it and is it hard?

    • Kater on December 22, 2010 at 9:32 am

    I remember it was hard. I had to try two or three times before I got a useable one.

    This was a contest posted on http://www.jeffvandermeer.com and on omnivoracious to make an origami book and post pictures of it in the comments. Jeff announced that I won in June 2008, but I can’t find the original link that showed us how to make it.

    Here’s a video, that I think may have been the one I used. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dXLhjYgMZ68

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