Monthly Design Challenge October 2019

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Re: Monthly Design Challenge October 2019

Postby Gerardo » October 23rd, 2019, 4:03 pm

Here's a tip to inspire you to create something: let's talk some more about the positive... that which you praise. Maybe there's something wonderful or amazing that you feel it hasn't been recognized enough. Is it something important for you? Do you think it goes unnoticed by most? Become its spoke-person and tell us, through your model, what makes it so important. But remember, the model must express the very idea... not a concrete subject. That's what this challenge is all about!

firstfold wrote:untitled
Folded from 63 Rectangles - folded and assembled without glue

The mad inventor is at it again :o! I think I get what it's about ;).

So everything is connected as a single model?
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Re: Monthly Design Challenge October 2019

Postby firstfold » October 23rd, 2019, 8:34 pm

Yes definitely connected in one model. The back plate is connected on one edge of the frame so it can swing slightly outward. I did this so I could get light inside the frame to view the contents of the back. The colored pieces on the back have pleats which are attached to the inside back via a small rectangle acting like a picture hook which attaches to a pleat in the back plate.

The front vertical slats are slipped into a long horizontal rectangle that is folded in half to trap the top of each slat. The horizontal flap is woven zig-zag back and forth between 2 bars made with folded over card stock. The separation from slat to slat on each ber is achieved by 15 narrow rings of paper wrapped around the bar. As one bar is moved, all the slats rotate slightly less than 180 degrees so the slats open and close like blinds. The slats are held in place by friction and allow me to adjust each slat independently as I do in the start of the video. This ensures that I can line of the slats to give the desired visual pattern when closed and open.
All this is mounted to a frame of folded card stock which gives the model some stability.

This would be easier to understand if I could name the parts by color and purpose, but that gives information as to the purpose of this design which by the rules of the challenge I can't share at this time.

Here is a brief and not to helpful hint:

The name which I will reveal after the challenge is over is somehow related to the method I used to construct this model.
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Re: Monthly Design Challenge October 2019

Postby Gerardo » October 23rd, 2019, 8:41 pm

firstfold wrote:This would be easier to understand if I could name the parts by color and purpose, but that gives information as to the purpose of this design which by the rules of the challenge I can't share at this time. (...)

The name which I will reveal after the challenge is over is somehow related to the method I used to construct this model.

"I love this man!" :D... can't wait.

Thanks for your answer firstfold :).
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Re: Monthly Design Challenge October 2019

Postby Baltorigamist » October 23rd, 2019, 9:27 pm

ImageThe World is Your Oyster by DirgeOfDreams, on Flickr
This model is folded from one uncut 15cm square of foil paper and is about 10cm long. No glue was used.
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Re: Monthly Design Challenge October 2019

Postby Gerardo » October 25th, 2019, 1:56 pm

Thank you Baltorigamist :D. Please don't forget the technical details, OK?
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Re: Monthly Design Challenge October 2019

Postby Baltorigamist » October 25th, 2019, 3:02 pm

Sorry. I edited the original post.
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Re: Monthly Design Challenge October 2019

Postby Gerardo » October 26th, 2019, 3:47 pm

Here's another tip to help you create a model for the challenge: create a model that makes the public feel uncomfortable. People might be unsensitized about things that are part of everyday life but aren't OK. That's why sometimes artists take things like that and exaggerate them, making them grotesque and absurd. Many things in our lives can be absurd even though most don't notice them. By doing that, artists make people think and see that which they couldn't before. Know what I mean?

I'd love to see this kind of things in origami!


firstfold wrote:untitled

Baltorigamist wrote:Untitled by DirgeOfDreams

Baltorigamist and firstfold, are you sure you don't want to use a cryptic title during the challenge? Maybe just the fold isn't enough for the judge to get what you feel strongly about. The cryptic title might help, at least more than leaving it untitled.
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Re: Monthly Design Challenge October 2019

Postby firstfold » October 26th, 2019, 6:06 pm

The following title gives a lot of information as to the intent of the model but does not fully explain all that I think the model might convey - This is definitely a model with layers of interpretations and meanings -

"E Pluribus Unum"
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Re: Monthly Design Challenge October 2019

Postby JAPC » October 27th, 2019, 2:15 am

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One square of Arches paper folded with emotion :)
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Re: Monthly Design Challenge October 2019

Postby NeverCeaseToCrease » October 28th, 2019, 1:04 am

That's amazing! Is there a title?
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Re: Monthly Design Challenge October 2019

Postby NeverCeaseToCrease » October 29th, 2019, 12:42 am

Stop and "smell" the roses, designed by Brandon Wong
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(The top photo is just to show the structure, the second photo is the actual entry)
Folded from a 42cm square of sandwich paper, green on one side and gold/brown on the other. The foil part was a result of removing a bit of tissue paper in that section.
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Re: Monthly Design Challenge October 2019

Postby Gerardo » October 29th, 2019, 12:45 am

EDIT: It was best for me to delete the message that was originally here.
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Re: Monthly Design Challenge October 2019

Postby NeverCeaseToCrease » October 29th, 2019, 3:35 am

EDIT: a reply to Gerardo's previous message
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Re: Monthly Design Challenge October 2019

Postby Gerardo » October 29th, 2019, 3:52 am

I now see what you mean. It's best if we both delete the last two messages. Thank you for clarifying that NeverCeaseToCrease.
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Re: Monthly Design Challenge October 2019

Postby Baltorigamist » October 29th, 2019, 6:34 pm

Gerardo wrote:
Baltorigamist wrote:Untitled by DirgeOfDreams

Baltorigamist [...], are you sure you don't want to use a cryptic title during the challenge? Maybe just the fold isn't enough for the judge to get what you feel strongly about. The cryptic title might help, at least more than leaving it untitled.

Mine could be titled “The World is Your Oyster.”
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