Origami on the cover of Time Magazine!


They are using dollar bill origami on the cover of Time Magazine! Very simple, but effective.

Unfortunately, the article it illustrates has nothing to do with origami.  They seem to have completely missed the fact that we just celebrated yesterday what would have been the 101st birthday of Akira Yoshizawa, the father of contemporary origami. The Christian Science Monitor picked up on the Yoshizawa story, and pointed out some of the important benefits that Yoshizawa’s life work as an origami master artist and teacher have brought to the modern world, directly, and indirectly through the origami designers he inspired – even in the realms of science and medicine.

I had the fortune of taking a class from him (on wet folding) back in the 80’s at an origami convention in New York City . He was a great teacher, who was both very practical and very philosophical about origami. He leaped quickly from the importance of having clean hands when you fold (so as not to stain the paper) to comparing “mountain” and “valley” folds to the yin and the yang, male and female…

I hope he’s happily folding in heaven.

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About Matthew Green

I am a translator, origami artist/teacher, and photographer, a blogger, former philosophy professor, and I love to sing. You can see my photos on Flickr and buy prints of some of them on Fine Art America. You can find me on Instagram, Twitter (@mehjg), and in various and sundry other social media sites on the web.
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2 Responses to Origami on the cover of Time Magazine!

  1. Any idea who folded it? In the magazine, credit is given to the photographer, but not the folder. The origami world is wondering…
    (and by the way, the dress model is simple but elegant. It is quite easy to figure out how to fold it).

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