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Book, Catalogue and Magazine Folding

This page is being used to collect information about the history of Book, Catalogue and Magazine Folding (ie the folding of complete books, catalogues or magazines or multipage bound sections thereof). Please contact me if you know any of this information is incorrect or if you have any other information that should be added. Thank you.



Two book folding designs appear in 'Illustriertes Spielbuch fur Kinder' by Ida Bloch was published by Otto Spamer in Leipzig in 1891.


1964 to 1972

'Folded Magazines Project' by Aleene Jackson, an 11 page magazine describing how magazines can be folded into a 3D objects,was published in 1964. 14 different objects were explained.

A second book 'Spring Projects made of Folded Magazines' by Aleene Jackson was published later in the same year.

This was followed by further books by Aleene Jackson:

'Projects Made of folded Magazines' in 1966

'Folded Magazine Novelties' in 1967

'More Folded Magazine Projecxts' in 1972

Information from Orimoto® Geschichte des Bücherfaltens von 1964 bis heute. I have not seen a copy of any of these publications.