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Your Favourite Creator

Postby iAm4free » April 12th, 2006, 3:33 am

With all the lovely Models created around the world, list the top five creators which you like:

thedeadsmellbad wrote:I am unfamiliar with some of the names you mentioned, could you please add links to each of their works? thank you!


Mine's
1. Edwin Corrie [I am not aware of any websites of Edwin Corrie]
2. Sarah [Mmm... I became curious I don't know whos' the creator of the models I have i just looked up sarah's website its not her I will put the name again]
3. Peterpaul Forcher http://www.origamiseiten.de/o_forcher.html
4. Katrin & Yuri Shumakov http://www.oriland.com/studio/main.asp
5. Rita Foelker http://rfoelker.sites.uol.com.br/

These are just my fav.... of course I love all the others as well!!
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Postby thedeadsmellbad » April 12th, 2006, 5:10 am

I am unfamiliar with some of the names you mentioned, could you please add links to each of their works? thank you!
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Postby rockmanex6 » April 12th, 2006, 5:29 am

1. me
2. tanka masahi
3. hojo
4. fujimoto
5. kamiya

(I would kamiya 2 but these perfer up for creator ok)

:)
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Postby thedeadsmellbad » April 12th, 2006, 5:33 am

Please, rockmanex6 I have never seen your creations, could you post something you designed? :D
Thank you!
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Postby rockmanex6 » April 12th, 2006, 5:54 am

Most robots some animeton, not all good. :wink:

This draft, Lander for robot + ship. Look rockaland 2005 v1.

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Postby Daydreamer » April 12th, 2006, 1:28 pm

Hmmm.... it's hard to tell really because there are so many great designers out there and I don't want to put them in an order so I'm just gonna mention some (I guess I can't keep myself to five) of my favourites without any specific order to them.

Hideo Komatsu: His models seem to be folding themselves and they are very esthetic. And also many of his CPs are very doable.

Satoshi Kamiya: I think everyone agrees that his models like the Ancient Dragon are great.

Noboru Miyajima: I love his animals and also many of his other models and many of his CPs are surprisingly easy.

Nicolas Terry: His style is totally different from anything I've seen before. His models are all very expressive and he concentrates a lot on the final shaping to make the models look more lifelike. He's also the only one on my list I met in person (at the BOS convention) and I have to thank him very much for showing us how to fold his red dragon :)

Robert J. Lang: Even though many of his models are driving me nuts, his degree of realism in his models is just :shock:

John Montroll: A lot of very, very nice models and moreover they are all foldable without bigger problems.
So long and keep folding ^_^
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Postby TheRealChris » April 12th, 2006, 2:46 pm

Gerwin said, what I would have mentioned. maybe we should really add some information about WHY we like that specific designer so much. there is more then one reason to like somebody :)

I don't give an order, but tell you this:

I like John Montroll very much, because most of his models are really fun to fold. ok, compared to the modern high-tech-designers like Kamiya and Co the models looks somehow clumsy but maybe realism isn't really the most important thing.

I really adore Komatsu, because (like Gerwin mentioned before) his models seem to fold themselves. you always need to do a billion precreases, but in the end, I always appreciate it.

Eric Joisel gave Origami a new face, I think. he pushed it more in the art-direction. I like that, and he's models are very unique and always wonderfull.

Like Joisel, I also think, that Vincent Floderer brought something new into origami: don't fold, just crumple. creating another elephant wouldn't be too creative, but creating a new technique is something special.

I love David Brills Models, because he also has his own folding style. he always tries to get most out of the paper, without hiding too much within the model. he's models are very nice and 3dimensional. because of that, I would also mention Stephan Weber here...

maybe somebody that is doing more modular stuff should give an answer :)
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Postby origami_8 » April 12th, 2006, 5:53 pm

All the above mentioned designers are really great, but I personally feel that someone is already missing. The person I´m speaking about is Jeremy Shafer. I really like the way he´s presenting his designs, it´s really fun to read his book and play around with his models. I don´t know about any other author, that came up with so many action models like he did so far. His ideas are very unique, who else tried for example to fold a nail clipper that really works?!

But there´s also a second point that I want to mention:
Every designer is special. To choose one (or maybe five) and say he´s the best doesn´t describe reality. To come up with an own design is a great feeling and your own models are always something special, also if others don´t see it that way or someone else came up with the same design before.
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Postby ferretboy02 » August 2nd, 2007, 2:11 am

I agree, Jeremy Shafer's work is amazing, but God has given the gift of paper folding to many people. And they use that gift no matter what. Some people might love their work but we are all human
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Postby ~folder~of~paper~ » August 2nd, 2007, 10:55 am

I also adore Jeremy Shafer's work. Some of the first models I folded were his. His flashers were my first CPs. Jeremy has a place in my heart. Kasahara, Fuse, LaFosse and Meenakshi Mukerji who I find to be an incredibly talented modular folder, are also in my top 5.

~origami~ just mail ordered Mukerji's book. I am eagerly awaiting it's arival...
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Postby GreyGeese » August 2nd, 2007, 1:55 pm

Daydreamer wrote:
Robert J. Lang: Even though many of his models are driving me nuts, his degree of realism in his models is just :shock:

John Montroll: A lot of very, very nice models and moreover they are all foldable without bigger problems.

Those two are my favorites so far, but probably as much because I have their books as anything. Montroll is good for we noobs because he explains the steps very clearly. Lang's stuff is hard. I like Michael LaFosse because his models capture the essence while remaining easy to fold. Fred Rohm is (was?) an old-school designer with a unique style and some very clever folding sequences. His circus elephant is possibly the most satisfying model I have folded so far.
(I find that the models I like best are the ones that give a recognizable figure from the main folds. Too much reliance on details added in the final steps seems kludgy to me.)
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Postby Cupcake » August 3rd, 2007, 11:31 pm

Personally, I like myself, but I'm not my favorite :P
Lets see...

Eric Joisel, even if he did insult people for folding his models, is up there on my list. His models show that you can keep it simple and still make great models.

Brian Chan shows the opposite. His models show that making a really complicated model can still pay off for all the hard work.

Robert J. Lang shows that you can use math to help you, which can be handy at times.

And Nick Robinson, because he shows that you can make something really simple, and still have a great model.

And finally, Nicolas Terry because he goes to show that you can make great model out of tissue foil (and he has the origami news on his website)
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Postby GreyGeese » August 8th, 2007, 1:36 pm

I have gotten the Lang books that I ordered. I am very disappointed to discover that many of his models start with rectangles or triangles. Being a purist, I will not fold these however nice they may look when finished.
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Postby Jonnycakes » August 8th, 2007, 5:58 pm

I am not too familiar with some of the people that are mentioned here (i.e. Nicholas Terry, Hideo Komatsu, Jeremy Shafer). Although I've seen some of their models, I haven't seen many. That said, some of the most notable folders in my opinion....

Satoshi Kamiya, of course, has pushed the boundaries on complex origami-he adds amazing finishing details to his models.

Eric Joisel-his masks are incredible...I have never seen such beautiful shaping as in his models.

Brian Chan has some very unique designs and has some very technically involved folds-while that isn't everything, he certainly does it very well.

Robert Lang is the designer who I have admired for the longest and whose designs got me so interested in origami. The writer of treemaker and ODS, pioneer in the mathematical aspect of origami design, and author of all those beautiful insects-Lang is an amazing folder.
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Postby origami_8 » August 11th, 2007, 6:33 pm

GreyGeese wrote:I have gotten the Lang books that I ordered. I am very disappointed to discover that many of his models start with rectangles or triangles. Being a purist, I will not fold these however nice they may look when finished.


Are you sure you are speaking of Lang books?
Sure, in "The Complete Book Of Origami" a lot of the models are from rectangles, but I can´t think of any Lang model from a triangle at the moment.
The first book that comes to my mind when speaking of triangles is Dave Brill´s "Brilliant Origami", but that´s not Lang.
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