There are many origami money folding artists, but what makes this money origami artist stand out is that he keeps the face when transforming the bill into origami. This origami artist goes by the pseudonym: Nakaism, who is also an architect and based in Japan. Currency is highly symbolic as it personifies national and economic power as well as human desire. Rather than alluding to such controversial topics, Nakaism attempts to share a different perspective by focusing on the art and culture of a nation by using its patterns, colors, and historical faces on the bill. The bill, when folded, eliminates its value and are all equal when transformed into a beautiful piece of origami. If you like his website, you’d also like his book too.
John Galliano’s spring 2007 collection for Christian Dior was simply smashing and left a long lasting impression in my memory. The collection was chock full of vibrant colors, beautiful kimonos and origami. It was nice to see it finally influence and grace this year’s oscar fashionistas. We liked it most on Heidi Klum, Cameron Diaz, and Marisa Tomei. And a big congrats to the night’s biggest winner – Slumdog Millionaire. A tune in the Slumdog Millionaire soundtrack, M.I.A. Paper Planes has super kewl origami airplanes in its music video.
Currently you cannot send your eager child to origami school, fold for hours and produce a world renowned origami master. There are origami clubs, but not a curriculum dedicated to teaching origami. However there are design schools who might offer assignments that encourage origami inspired thinking!
Daniel Schipper who is a graduate from the Design Academy in Eindhoven (south of the Netherlands) discovered origami when he was assigned a class project to create a homeless shelter. When one is homeless, easy transport becomes a key design element. If you are lucky, you might have a sleeping bag; otherwise maybe you might consider Mr. Schipper’s shelter made from misprinted milk packaging.