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Christmas Origami Book 2014

PostPosted: October 8th, 2014, 11:30 am
by origami_8
Dear all,

For the ninths time there will be an Origami Christmas book this year.
This will be a book from creators to creators containing previously unpublished instructions only.

That's how it works:
Everyone who wants to participate sends me (at least) one previously unpublished folding instruction. Afterwards I assemble them all into a pdf-file with a table of contents and send it back to all participants. In the end everyone of them gets a nice compilation of diagrams that aren't available elsewhere.

Everyone who wants to take part can send his/her instructions to
Origamibook AT gmail DOT com
(Replace "AT" with "@" and "DOT" with ".")

The last date to send your instructions is December 15.
I'll send the book out on December 24 (hence the name Christmas Origamibook).

Hopefully many people will contribute to this project so that we┬┤ll get a nice book together :)

Nice Greetings

Anna

PS: I'm glad for everyone to spread the word to other people, be it on Forums, Mailing lists or whatever else.

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Some questions (and their answers) that have been asked before:

* Do I need to send computer drawn diagrams?
No, hand drawn diagrams or other clear instructions (photo or text) count as well, but I need them electronically.

* Can I send more than one diagram?
Yes of course, as many as you want.

* Can I have a copy of the book without sending something in?
No, this project is thought as an exchange of folding instructions and not to earn money with it. If you don't have an own model to diagram maybe you can draw diagrams for someone else's model, so that you two can participate as one person. For help in finding someone see here:
viewtopic.php?t=1810

* Have the models to be Christmas related?
No they don't. Christmas is just the date you will receive the book.

* Can I send Crease Patterns and Text Instructions as well?
Yes, but make sure to also send a picture of the finished model.
Diagrams are preferred.

* Is it possible to obtain the books of the previous years?
Yes, by sending more than one unpublished diagram, you can "buy" previous editions (one book per additional diagram).
If you send more than one diagram and want to obtain back issues please tell which one(s) you want.

* How many participants contributed in previous years?
2013:
42 participants sent 59 models (16 CPs, 4 Photo-instructions).
The book was 162 pages long and 22 MB in size.
2012:
56 participants sent 81 models (10 CPs, 3 Photo-instructions).
The book was 230 pages long and 15 MB in size.
2011:
43 participants sent 66 models.
The book was 176 pages long and 18 MB in size.
2010:
77 participants sent more than 126 models.
The book was 339 pages long and 47 MB in size.
2009:
59 participants sent in a total of 90 models (12 Crease Patterns, 3 photo Instructions, 1 alternative model).
The book was 246 pages long and 25,2MB in size.
2008:
56 authors sent in a total of 90 models (17 Crease Patterns, 6 photo instructions, 5 text instructions).
The book was 287 pages long and 28,4 MB in size.
2007:
48 participants sent in a total of 70 instructions (16 Crease Patterns, 4 photo instructions).
The book was 13 MB in size and 176 pages long.
2006:
32 Authors have sent in a total of 49 Models (5 Crease Patterns).
The book was 147 pages long and 24 MB in size.

Informations about the previous books can be found here:
2014: viewtopic.php?t=12714
2013: viewtopic.php?t=11954
2012: viewtopic.php?t=10962
2011: viewtopic.php?t=9120
2010: viewtopic.php?t=7606
2009: viewtopic.php?t=6011
2008: viewtopic.php?t=4755
2007: viewtopic.php?t=3349
2006: viewtopic.php?t=1831

Re: Christmas Origami Book 2014

PostPosted: October 8th, 2014, 12:26 pm
by phillipcurl
I'm working on finalizing a design for a snail I hope to submit this year!

Re: Christmas Origami Book 2014

PostPosted: October 8th, 2014, 2:37 pm
by Swapnil Das
Yay! I've been waiting for this for so long! I'm finishing my diagrams for the Simple scorpion!

Re: Christmas Origami Book 2014

PostPosted: October 8th, 2014, 2:42 pm
by origami_8
Awesome! Sounds like we might get a great book together :-)

Re: Christmas Origami Book 2014

PostPosted: October 8th, 2014, 2:47 pm
by Swapnil Das
Yeah, it'll be great :D

Re: Christmas Origami Book 2014

PostPosted: October 8th, 2014, 10:45 pm
by OrigamiGeek
I already have some Crease patterns I would like to submit!
I will do that some time this week!

Re: Christmas Origami Book 2014

PostPosted: October 26th, 2014, 1:53 am
by Baltorigamist
I'll probably send in the CP for the Violin Beetle I'm working on once I get it folded.

Re: Christmas Origami Book 2014

PostPosted: October 29th, 2014, 3:03 am
by phillipcurl
I just submitted two diagrams. I'm pretty proud of both models, I really love designing models that require very few folds and lots of sculpting. I hope you guys have fun folding them!

Re: Christmas Origami Book 2014

PostPosted: October 29th, 2014, 6:06 am
by Foldtastic
Do the previous years' books have a (graphical?) table of contents? Any chance those could be posted somewhere?

Re: Christmas Origami Book 2014

PostPosted: October 29th, 2014, 11:48 am
by Edg
One page into my diagram for the book, at this rate I might just make the 2015 edition :wink:

Re: Christmas Origami Book 2014

PostPosted: October 29th, 2014, 2:31 pm
by origami_8

Re: Christmas Origami Book 2014

PostPosted: October 29th, 2014, 7:04 pm
by Edg
Thanks origami_8, it's my first time making a diagram and using inkscape so I'm sure I'll pick up speed as I figure it out!

Re: Christmas Origami Book 2014

PostPosted: November 2nd, 2014, 5:59 am
by Razzmatazz
If I don't forget over night, I will be submitting a diagram.

Re: Christmas Origami Book 2014

PostPosted: November 2nd, 2014, 6:38 am
by Foldtastic
Well I'm definately submitting one diagram...maybe 2 or 3.

Which of the previous years' books do people like best? I like high intermediate to complex.

Re: Christmas Origami Book 2014

PostPosted: November 2nd, 2014, 6:39 am
by Foldtastic
And thanks for the TOC Origami_8