In preparation for this upcoming event I have been going on a bit of a paper folding rampage lately. Following are some notes:
Popular wisdom has it that any flat thing may only be folded in half 7 or 8 times. However, has taken it upon herself to show this myth who. is. boss. and has folded first a piece of gold leaf, then some paper and then a bed sheet in half TWELVE TIMES.
paper folded 12 times
“I Folded it myself. I am genius folder.”
Y. Nishimura makes beautiful folded op-art.
Peter Calleson makes these incredible, mikroman style, artworks made from single pieces of A4 paper cut and folded to create magical dioramas.
Paul Haeberli teaches us how to fold a structural folded plate. (From 1994! Is this the oldest page on the internets?)
Finally, Robert J Lang makes all kinds of crazy ass Polypolyhedra:
Visit his site for more and download the pdf of a presentation featuring more graphs and diagrams than necessary.
Now, just how to use this for a paper outfit is another thing. I am certainly not going to fold a lifesize polypolyhedra – although rolling into a party in a giant paper wrecking ball is certainly tempting. So, any ideas on how to actually use this stuff to make into an outfit are welcome in the comments below…