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Explorations in Origami Design – Origami Phoenix Design

Explorations in Origami Design – Origami Phoenix Design

Explorations in Origami Design – Origami Phoenix Design

Explorations in Origami Design – Origami Phoenix Design

Summer 2022

Summer 2022

Origami Pheonix Papershake Origami Michael Trew
Origami Pheonix Papershake Origami Michael Trew
Origami Pheonix Papershake Origami Michael Trew
Origami Pheonix Papershake Origami Michael Trew

There are a good number of origami phoenix tutorials on YouTube for various models but I didn’t really connect with the easier ones, and things like Satoshi Kamiya’s masterpiece are obviously far far too much (look if up if you’re not familiar!). Plus I always like to use either traditional or original models to respect other designers’ intellectual rights.

As an extra constraint, I also wanted to design a model that could be folded efficiently from one sheet of A4/Letter paper, and not end up too small a model when completed.

So with these requirements in mind, I started my explorations.

I tried to keep my mind very soft as I tried just walking through a few options. There was some time pressure as I needed to send the client a photo ASAP, but I tried to just notice that stress and keep my mind soft! Eventually, I had the idea of cutting a square from the A4 and using the offcut for the tail – after some experiments it seemed to be a good idea so I explored more and found that by folding the traditional Japanese crane with one little tweak, I could secure a tail, folded from the offcuts folded like a fan, in the back of the model with no glue and complete a really effective model in 30 minutes folding!

 The Japanese crane is symbolic of long life and hope and is often folded in large numbers (1,000s!) by schools and companies in Japan. As such it felt like a fitting model to adapt for this Phoenix and in the workshop (which went well, by the way!) I had a good number of people happily completing the final model – so now there are a flock of Phoenixes all down the West Coast of the US, reminding us that we will Rise Up again one day soon!


Michael Trew

Summer 2022

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Low poly origami style 9ft high replica of UK’s oldest amateur footballer with Stannah Stairlifts

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1000x paper origami style trainers for Asics OnitsukaTiger brand anniversary campaign

We were commissioned to design and then produce 1000 of these cute paper trainers to mark a key anniversary for Japanese brand ASICS Onitsuka Tiger – the models were sent out to key journalists and influencers as part of a direct mail campaign.

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1000x paper origami style trainers for Asics OnitsukaTiger brand anniversary campaign

We were commissioned to design and then produce 1000 of these cute paper trainers to mark a key anniversary for Japanese brand ASICS Onitsuka Tiger – the models were sent out to key journalists and influencers as part of a direct mail campaign.

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1000x paper origami style trainers for Asics OnitsukaTiger brand anniversary campaign

We were commissioned to design and then produce 1000 of these cute paper trainers to mark a key anniversary for Japanese brand ASICS Onitsuka Tiger – the models were sent out to key journalists and influencers as part of a direct mail campaign.

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Origami dinosaurs with Luno cryptocurrency trading platform

As part of their “Currency isn’t Forever” campaign, we designed and folded the unique origami Dinosaurs from “soon-to-be-extinct” notes including the Euro, Dollar and South African Rand.

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Origami dinosaurs with Luno cryptocurrency trading platform

As part of their “Currency isn’t Forever” campaign, we designed and folded the unique origami Dinosaurs from “soon-to-be-extinct” notes including the Euro, Dollar and South African Rand.

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Low poly origami style 9ft high replica of UK’s oldest amateur footballer with Stannah Stairlifts

Stannah Stairlifts commissioned us to create this huge replica of Dickie Borthwick, the self-acclaimed oldest amateur footballer in the UK, to celebrate older age with its freedom to uniquely express one’s truest self.

DIRECT MAIL, ADVERTISING

1000x paper origami style trainers for Asics OnitsukaTiger brand anniversary campaign

We were commissioned to design and then produce 1000 of these cute paper trainers to mark a key anniversary for Japanese brand ASICS Onitsuka Tiger – the models were sent out to key journalists and influencers as part of a direct mail campaign.

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Michael Trew

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Studio 12

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United Kingdom

07715 640 251

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Papershake Limited

Studio 12

West Werks

41-43 Portland Road

BN3 3RE

United Kingdom

07715 640 251

© 2024 All Right Reserved by Papershake

"Papershake work with creative agencies in the UK and worldwide, creating original origami for advertising, events and PR as well as hosting 5-star online origami workshops and experiences"


INFO

Papershake Limited

Studio 12

West Werks

41-43 Portland Road

BN3 3RE

United Kingdom

07715 640 251

© 2024 All Right Reserved by Papershake

"Papershake work with creative agencies in the UK and worldwide, creating original origami for advertising, events and PR as well as hosting 5 star online origami workshops and experiences"


Michael Trew

Papershake Origami

Papershake Limited

Studio 12

West Werks

41-43 Portland Road

BN3 3RE

United Kingdom

07715 640 251

© 2024 All Right Reserved by Papershake