Analogue Day Activity: Do origami.

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Making stuff with paper is unmistakably as analogue as one can get, and when it comes to paper art, origami remains one of the most popular! It can be a great way to de-stress from your hectic lifestyle, so grab some paper and start folding!

Credits: lomographyaustx

Origami, the age-old art of paper folding that began in Japan during the 17th century, remains one of the most popular forms of paper art to this day. We can see why: it’s therapeutic, interesting, and offers a fair amount of challenge in both physical and mental sense. It’s a wonder how a single, flat sheet of paper can be transformed into a work of art in an entirely different form, don’t you think?

So, if Monday is wearing you down, take a break, grab a sheet of scratch paper from your desk, and start folding! But, just because you’ll be doing nothing but fold the paper doesn’t mean it will be easy! Take a look at this list of origami projects to find out what you can make out of those paper-folding sessions.

For starters, you can make the quintessential origami project: the beautiful and elegant paper crane:

Credits: lafitte, green_fairy & aguigabriela

Then, you can move on to making more complicated ones:

Credits: thomas-matthew-wood, jabuka, deltone24, marzoscuro, z0ra, lomographyaustx & radiactive

With enough practice, you can move on to using colored paper and patterned origami sheets to decorate your room and office desk!

Need some inspiration? Take a look at the marvelous works of these great origami artists:

Akira Yoshizawa
Won Park
Anja Markiewicz
Sipho Mabona

written by plasticpopsicle on 2013-03-18 in #lifestyle

2 Comments

  1. holgardo
    holgardo ·

    I love Origami... it´s one of my favourite subjects to shot... just last week I uploaded 2 albums with origami:
    www.lomography.hk/homes/holgardo/albums/1938095-nevermore
    www.lomography.hk/homes/holgardo/albums/1937835-pjaros-de-p…

  2. plasticpopsicle
    plasticpopsicle ·

    Shout-out to the lomographers behind the featured photos above -- awesome shots, @lafitte, @green_fairy, @aguigabriela @thomas-matthew-wood, @jabuka, @deltone24, @marzoscuro, @z0ra, @lomographyaustx, and @radiactive! Also, thanks for sharing your latest origami snaps, @holgardo! :)

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