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Socially Responsible Origami

It’s your paper crane with a cause, your paper parasol with relevance. See how one Japanese artist took the traditional art of paper folding to a whole new level.

In the attempt to address the threat of pollution to the animals living in Japan’s coastal areas, Takayuki Hori created origami versions of these animals. He used transparent sheets, with the animals’ skeletons printed on, creating an X-ray effect. Images of discarded manmade objects are also on some of the paper, as if swallowed by the unfortunate creatures.

Equal parts beautiful and moving, Hori’s work is worthy of the Mitsubishi Chemical Junior Designer Award, which it received a few months back.

Read the feature on Hori’s Oritsunagumono for more information.

written by sleepswimming


  1. vicuna


    that looks awesome!

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  2. pussylove


    SO cool!

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