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Conceptual Origami and Origamidada
 
Conceptual origami is origami that attempts to communicate or illustrate ideas and emotions. It may be straightforwardly serious, satirical or humorous in nature. Unlike most other categories of origami conceptual origami may aim to offend rather than to please.

Origamidada is a subset of conceptual origami that I call origamidada which uses the conventions of origami design, diagramming, or culture, to make humorous or satirical comments about life, the universe and origami.

More information about these types of origami can be found here.

 
Conceptual Origami Designs
 
  Name: Bomb Bunny

Description: A minimalist, double-image, action conceptual origami design in the form of a bomb that turns into a bunny.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 2000.

Diagrams: On-line diagrams are available on the Single Sheet Designs page of this site.

 
  Name: The Line Between

Description: Conceptual origami design to illustrate the words 'The line between good and evil runs through the heart of every man' written by Alexander Solzhenitsyn in the Gulag Archipelago.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 1995.

Diagrams: Origami Alfresco 2nd Edition - ISBN 978-0-9534774-6-3 // On-line diagrams are available on the Single Sheet Designs page of this site.

 
  Name: Faith

Description: Minimalist visual illusion and conceptual origami design referencing the words 'Though I have faith to move mountains ... but have not love, then I am nothing' written by Paul of Damascus in his first letter to the Corinthians.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 2000.

Diagrams: Origami Alfresco - Water Trade - ISBN 0-9534774-3-6 // Origami Alfresco 2nd Edition - ISBN 978-0-9534774-6-3 // On-line diagrams are available on the Single Sheet Designs page of this site.

 
  Name: Not Waving - simple pictorial conceptual design.

Paper type / shape: Square / Irogami.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 2001.

Diagrams: Origami Alfresco 2nd Edition - ISBN 978-0-9534774-6-3 // On-line diagrams are available on the Single Sheet Designs page of this site.

 
Origamidada
 
  Name: Cardinal Sin

Description: An origamidada.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 2002.

Diagrams: On-line diagrams are available on the Single Sheet Designs page of this site.

 
  Name: Handiloo

Description: An origamidada.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 2002.

Diagrams: Der Falter 42 April 2006 // On-line diagrams are available on the Single Sheet Designs page of this site.

 
  Name: Handiloo for lovers

Description: An origamidada.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 2002.

Diagrams: On-line diagrams are available on the Single Sheet Designs page of this site.

 
  Name: Holy Ghost

Description: An active play origamidada design.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 2002.

Diagrams: On-line diagrams are available on the Single Sheet Designs page of this site.

 
  Name: Model Aircraft

Description: Origamidada.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 2002.

Diagrams: On-line diagrams are available on the Single Sheet Designs page of this site.