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Who is your origami idol?

Postby ~folder~of~paper~ » May 29th, 2006, 7:23 am

I'd choose myself! :D nah, but definately not rick beech. He's released the same book over 20 times, using different covers, names and sizes and prices. What a cheapo!
I'd say Kunihiko Kasahara, I love his area puzzles in origami omnibus (one of the best origami theory books eva!)
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Re: Who is your origami idol?

Postby wolf » May 29th, 2006, 8:05 am

~folder~of~paper~ wrote:He's released the same book over 20 times, using different covers, names and sizes and prices.

This may not be entirely within the author's control. Book publishers often retain the rights to reproduce the same book in whatever new form they wish.
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Postby ~folder~of~paper~ » May 29th, 2006, 8:17 am

I suppose, but majority were signed copies, that i saw in the library, so... :?
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Postby TheRealChris » May 29th, 2006, 9:16 am

come on... if my publisher would call me and say "hey, let's publish your book once more, no extra work, just earning money", I would say "yeah, let's do that, what a great idea!".
there's not such a thing like a folders-honour.

regarding to your questiond I would go for Mr. John Montroll. he's doing origami that is fun to fold and not that much frustrating as those of the 200+ steps designers.
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Postby rockmanex6 » May 29th, 2006, 4:12 pm

me :)
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Postby Alexandre » May 29th, 2006, 4:30 pm

rockmanex6 you are my idol ! =D>
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Postby origami_8 » May 29th, 2006, 5:16 pm

Idol? Hard to say, but I wish, that my models once will be as amusing as Jeremy Shafer´s as stunnishing as Eileen Tan´s and Kamiya Satoshi´s, as well folded as JMcK´s and as natural as Robert Lang´s. Enough idols for the moment?

PS: Alexandre, you should search for better idols... :wink:
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Postby Brimstone » May 29th, 2006, 6:02 pm

Origami idol for models to watch: Hojyo Takashi
Origami idol for models to fold: Thoki Yenn
Origami idol for models that are cool: Jason Ku
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Postby rockmanex6 » May 29th, 2006, 6:05 pm

yes Montroll Good
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Re: Who is your origami idol?

Postby Edwin Corrie » May 29th, 2006, 8:42 pm

~folder~of~paper~ wrote:definately not rick beech. He's released the same book over 20 times, using different covers, names and sizes and prices. What a cheapo!


Wolf is right when he says that it's usually the publishers who are responsible for this. The same has happened with many of Paul Jackson's books over the years. They're still good books, as are Rick's.

My own idols? I agree with you about Kasahara, who seems to excel at many different kinds of origami. But there are many other folders I admire a lot, for a variety of reasons.
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Postby Edwin Corrie » May 29th, 2006, 10:19 pm

As a postscript to the above, I just saw on the BOSmail list that Paul Jackson has expressed annoyance at all the publishers' rehashes of his books, even to the point of suggesting that it may create bad feeling towards him as the author. He says he has written to the publisher and is awaiting a reply.

(Sorry to veer off the topic of idols, but it relates exactly to the point raised above.)
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Postby Hiba » May 30th, 2006, 12:00 pm

Idol to admire: Yoshizawa Akira and Kamiya satoshi,Robert J.Lang

Yoshizawa sensei is undoubtably a master,his works have a simple construction but I'm Mega hard to master. Like Japanese martial arts,simple,pure but the way to master them takes you the whole life.
I call his style 'Spiritual Origami'. No matter how much time you have spent,your model will not be the same with his result. To name a phew author in this style: Giang Dinh.

In contrast,Kamiya Satoshi and R.Lang are surely masters at some what I call 'technical origami'. It's hard to follow their way,hard to understand the structure and hard to fold. But if you can overcome these problems your works can be compared with the author. And your insect looks like mine,your dragon looks the same to me. It's hard to have a difference between your model and my model follwing this technical style. But it's impressive ! I can say there's nothing that can not be created with this style.

My real Idol is Hojo Takashi,whose style stands between the spiritual and technical one. His structure is not very simple as Yoshizawa sensei's but it's not as complex as Kamiya or Dr.Lang's . However you must pay your effort to trully master the model. And the look are different depend on the folders. Hojo Takashi is everything for me.
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Postby Daydreamer » May 30th, 2006, 12:03 pm

Hmmm... now that I think of it I remember we had a similar topic some time ago: http://snkhan.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1233
You can find my answer there ;-)
So long and keep folding ^_^
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Postby rockmanex6 » May 30th, 2006, 9:55 pm

To Hiba:
Its is ok some agree some not, I dont want follow his way :) He yoshi and kamiya both stricta. This is not idol, you share.
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Postby caysao1 » May 30th, 2006, 10:04 pm

I like Montroll hope that nobody so far has the same idol. I like him because i fold pretty good with his models. Other like kamiya's or lang's are good but i never done it well so not my idol.

Does anyone have pictures of the models fold by John Montroll himself?
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