A paperfolding paradise
The website of writer and paperfolding designer David Mitchell
|NOFO or NO Fold Origami|
or NO Fold Origami is an extreme style of minimalist
origami which does away with the folding element of
paperfolding entirely. This is clearly a contradiction,
yet the idea is an interesting one. I do not know who
first thought of the idea, although I would like to.
There seem to be three different types of NOFO designs.
First there are those which depend on giving an unfolded sheet of paper of some particular shape or colour a good title. You might call a white sheet of paper 'Snowman in Snow' for example. The best example of this is Tung Ken Lam's 'Red Square' (although I understand that the pun only works in English).
Then there are those which are not only NOFO but also conceptual designs. Two examples of my own designs of this type are shown below.
Finally there are designs made by combining a number of unfolded sheets in an arrangement. If you use sticky notes for this purpose the designs will hold together by themselves, or can be attached to a window, when the translucent property of the sheets can come into play. I have not done this, but it clearly be possible to build up large images by using sticky notes as pixels, either using various colours or by layering them to produce darker and lighter areas.
It is also worth mentioning here that in the 1990's Jeremy Shafer circulated a graphics file for a design called 'Invisible Monkey.' The file was, of course, empty.
|Sticky Note Designs|