Monthly Design Challenge June 2020

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Monthly Design Challenge June 2020

Postby Gerardo » June 1st, 2020, 7:20 pm

For this challenge, think of someone you know and for which you feel something you haven't explicitly told that person. Imagine you are giving that person the best fold of an original creation of yours. Through your fold, you would be expressing that feeling to the person for the very first time. What design would let that person get that particular feeling you have for him or her and take you seriously?

I want to stress on that second part, design and fold a model that will make that person take your feelings seriously instead of going like: "Awww, what a cute little trifle". Know what I mean?

What’s allowed
-Any number of sheets
-Squares, other rectangles, regular polygons, circles, and straight isosceles triangles
-Very little cutting
-Very little gluing
-More than one model per origamist

What isn’t allowed
-Variations: Taking someone else’s model as base for yours
-Derivative works: Making an origami version of an existing work of art. It's still a derivative work if you change it a bit.
-Compositions: Folding more than one model and placing them like a scene

What’s mandatory
-State the details of the model along with the picture: Type of material? Number of sheets? Shape of each sheet? Size of each one and of the finished model? Cuts? Glue?

What you should know
-The judge can take into consideration the stated details in order to choose the winning model.

What’s recommended
-Assume the fold of your model as a work of art
-Think carefully of the material used for folding (color, texture, type of material) in order to better express your idea
-Take the best picture, or pictures, you’re able to of the fold

You have till June 30 to present your model or models. Nepafarius will be the judge and the winner of this challenge will judge the July challenge and host the one in August.


EDIT: I state who's the judge of this challenge since I've finished judging the models of the May challenge.
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Re: Monthly Design Challenge June 2020

Postby OrigamiasaEnthusiast » June 1st, 2020, 7:52 pm

:twisted: I have a few "Ideas"...meaning that it is for someone I don't like.... :twisted: :wink: :roll:
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Re: Monthly Design Challenge June 2020

Postby Gerardo » June 1st, 2020, 7:54 pm

That's perfectly fine for this challenge OrigamiasaEnthusiast. So what original model, and its fold, would let that person understand your dislike towards him or her :)?
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Re: Monthly Design Challenge June 2020

Postby OrigamiasaEnthusiast » June 1st, 2020, 8:19 pm

Maybe a dead chipmunk on a stick.... :lol: This thread gives me a reason to design.
But seriously, this could be a good Design Challenge to start on.
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Re: Monthly Design Challenge June 2020

Postby Gerardo » June 1st, 2020, 8:28 pm

I'm really glad you think that :).
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Re: Monthly Design Challenge June 2020

Postby ScaFS » June 2nd, 2020, 9:58 pm

This one seems quite challenging! Also apart from ODS by Robert Lang, do any of you know other resources on designing models?
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Re: Monthly Design Challenge June 2020

Postby Gerardo » June 2nd, 2020, 10:40 pm

There is Origamix by Gotani Tetsuya, Creating Origami by JC Nolan, also the last chapter of Creative Origami by Kunihiko Kasahara, and Leyla Torres's online course: https://www.origamispirit.com/the-joy-o ... scription/
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Re: Monthly Design Challenge June 2020

Postby ScaFS » June 3rd, 2020, 12:00 pm

Thank you!
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Re: Monthly Design Challenge June 2020

Postby Nepafarius » June 10th, 2020, 12:53 pm

June is one third of the way over, I hope everyone has some cool ideas!
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Re: Monthly Design Challenge June 2020

Postby NeverCeaseToCrease » June 10th, 2020, 4:53 pm

this month's topic is too big brain for me
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Re: Monthly Design Challenge June 2020

Postby OrigamiasaEnthusiast » June 10th, 2020, 4:56 pm

C'mon, I saw your ODT work! You can do this. Meanwhile...I don't know if I can....
Is this many submissions this early normal?
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Re: Monthly Design Challenge June 2020

Postby Gerardo » June 10th, 2020, 8:20 pm

I agree with NeverCeaseToCrease, it is a head-scratcher. I would also say it's very necessary. You know? Remember your thread here in the forum about how non-origamists usually see origami? This is an extension of that. I dare also say that our design topics often make non-origamists see our folds as trifles :o.

As OrigamiasaEnthusiast said, I also bet you can do this, as well as, Nepafarius if he wasn't the judge ;).

OrigamiasaEnthusiast wrote:C'mon, I saw your ODT work! You can do this. Meanwhile...I don't know if I can....
Is this many submissions this early normal?

The idea about creating and folding something to express your dislike for someone was just excellent! Don't get discouraged. Regarding your question, it has happened before. Let's try to get some submissions before the time rans out.
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Re: Monthly Design Challenge June 2020

Postby OrigamiasaEnthusiast » June 11th, 2020, 1:06 pm

You may find some inspiration Here
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Re: Monthly Design Challenge June 2020

Postby Nepafarius » June 21st, 2020, 12:54 am

Only ten days left! I hope someone has a few ideas!
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Re: Monthly Design Challenge June 2020

Postby marsch » June 21st, 2020, 7:32 pm

Orchid
ImageOrchid by Martin Schneider, auf Flickr

Flower designed by me.
12 cm square, final size about 10 cm x 9 cm.
My available paper choice was severely limited because I'm on vacation.
3 sheets of 40 g Washi "glued" with MC.
Leaves designed by Michael G- LaFosse.
Hot glue used for assembly.

This Tuesday I was playing with paper. My goal was to find a structure suitable for a flower without radial symmetry. The base for this flower is a combination of two preliminary folds - one at the usual location the other at the 1/3 mark. I realized this could be an orchid.

I know a person I really like. She likes orchids. So I think this is a valid design for this challenge.
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