Posts Tagged ‘Origami’



From Origami Yoda to ART2-D2

Tom Angleberger | March 26, 2013

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Sometimes people ask how I choose the Origami characters for my books. The odd thing is that they sort of choose me. Yoda was the start of the whole thing. I wasn’t sitting in front of blank computer screen wondering what to write about…I was actually folding an Origami Yoda. The book was inspired by the origami, not the other way around. And if the origami hadn’t fit on my finger like a puppet, none of it would have happened.

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Star Wars Novelizations: How They Fuel the Imagination

Chris Alexander | October 2, 2012

origamiA long time ago…

It seems all the best stories start this way. Including my own.

A long time ago, in the spring of 1977, I was 13 years old and Star Wars had just hit the big screen. I asked my parents if we could see it, but my dad was recovering from surgery, so it would be a while before the family could go.

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Star Wars and Origami, a Match Made on the Freeway

Chris Alexander | August 16, 2012

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A long time ago on a freeway far, far away . . . . I was driving home after teaching some kindergarten students how to make an origami penguin when it occurred to me that a penguin and a B-Wing starfighter are very similar. In my head, I figured out how to rework the penguin into my first original Star Wars origami model. At the encouragement of friends, and after lots of trial and error—mostly error—I created an impressive number of original Star Wars origami models.

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Jedi Paper Tricks

Tom Angleberger | August 7, 2012

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Fumiaki Kawahata’s amazing Origami Yoda is a very busy paper Jedi.

There is usually a pretty steady stream of people discovering him and then tweeting their friends: “Someone make me one of these!” Or “Hard to fold this looks!” And every once in a while the stream turns into a flood, as happened a few weeks ago when George Takei posted a photo of one of @yoyoferro‘s versions of the Kawahata Yoda.

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