Origami Heaven

A paperfolding paradise

The website of writer and paperfolding designer David Mitchell

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Double Image Designs
 
My interest in double image designs was first inspired by John Smith's 'Janus', which has a different face on the front and back, one of which was a serendipitous creation.

My double image designs can be divided into five categories:

Transforming designs - in which extra folds are added to the first image to reveal the second

Reversible designs - in which the first folded image is turned over to reveal the second

Rotable designs - in which the first folded image is rotated to reveal the second

See-through designs - in which a second image is revealed when the design is held up to the light. See-through designs have a page of their own.

Visual Illusions - in which the same folded image can be viewed in two different ways. Visual Illusions also have a page of their own.

 
Transforming Designs
 
  Name: A Change Of Perspective - minimalist double image / action design.

Paper type / shape: Square / Irogami.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 2006

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: Birdman - minimalist double-image / action model.

Paper type / shape: Square / Irogami.

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

 
  Name: Bomb Bunny - minimalist double-image conceptual origami design.

Paper type / shape: Square / Irogami.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 2001

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

 
  Name: Dogfish - minimalist double-image / action model.

Paper type / shape: Square / Irogami.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 1997

Diagrams: BOM 184 June 1997 // Origami - Barnes and Noble - ISBN 0-7607-3331-7 // Origami Alfresco 2nd Edition - ISBN 978-0-9534774-6-3

 
  Name: Fishwife - a simple double image design.

Paper type / shape: Square / Irogami.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 2018

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

 
  Name: Hotel Room / Swimming Pool - minimalist double image design sequence.

Paper type / shape: Square / Irogami.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 1999

Diagrams: Origami Alfresco - Water Trade - ISBN 0-9534774-3-6 // Origami Alfresco 2nd Edition - ISBN 978-0-9534774-6-3

 
  Name: Shark Attack - minimalist seascape / double image / action model.

Paper type / shape: Square / Irogami.

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

 
  Name: Twins - minimalist double image transforming pictorial design / active play paperfold. Development of Fred.

Paper type / shape: Square / Irogami.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 1999

Diagrams: Origami Alfresco - Water Trade - ISBN 0-9534774-3-6 // Minori 3 - 2002 // Origami Alfresco 2nd Edition - ISBN 978-0-9534774-6-3 // On-line diagrams are available on the Single Sheet Designs page of this site.

 
Reversible Designs
 
  Name: Also Comes in White - minimalist double image design.

Paper type / shape: Square / Irogami.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 1999

Diagrams: Origami Alfresco - Water Trade - ISBN 0-9534774-3-6 // Origami Alfresco 2nd Edition - ISBN 978-0-9534774-6-3

 
  Name: Faith - minimalist visual illusion / conceptual origami design.

Paper type / shape: Square / Irogami.

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

 
  Name: Mumbo Jumbo - minimalist double image design.

Paper type / shape: Square / Irogami.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 2010

Diagrams: Origami Alfresco 2nd Edition - ISBN 978-0-9534774-6-3

 
  Name: Penguin Cottage - double image design from 2 squares.

Paper type / shape: 2 squares / Irogami.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 2015

Diagrams: Diagrams not yet available.

 
Rotatable Designs
 
  Name: Freefall / Limbo - minimalist double-image design.

Paper type / shape: Square / Irogami.

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

 
  Name: Topsy Turvy - X-rated double image novelty fold.

Paper type / shape: Square / Any kind of paper.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 2005

Diagrams: As the Naughty Elephant in Office Origami - Adam Russ - Universe Publishing - ISBN 0-7893-1313-8 // On-line diagrams are available on the X-rated Designs page of this site.

 
  Name: Treefish - double image design.

Paper type / shape: Square / Irogami.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 2016

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