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The website of writer and paperfolding designer David Mitchell

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Hybrid Designs
 
Hybrid designs combine at least two different elements derived from distinct origami design styles in a single design.

The first hybrid design I remember seeing was Mount Fuji and the Sea by Seiryo Takegawa in which the sea is created as a 3D element and Mount Fuji by the 'drawing with paper' technique. Two of my own hybrid designs, one of the same name and Whale Diving, pay deliberate homage to this groundbreaking design, although they both reference different design elements.

 
 
 
  Name: Apis - a hybrid see-through double image design.

Paper type / shape: 1:3 rectangle / Irogami.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 2014.

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

 
  Name: Hybrid Elephant - hybrid development of 3-fold elephant.

Paper type / shape: Square / Irogami.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 2000

Diagrams: Origami Alfresco - Water Trade - ISBN 0-9534774-3-6 // As Pink Elephant in Complete Origami - Collins and Brown - David Mitchell - ISBN 978-1-84340-397-5 // On-line diagrams are also available on the Single Sheet Designs page of this site.

 
  Name: Mount Fuji and the Sea - hybrid minimalist seascape / landscape.

Paper type / shape: Square / Irogami.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 2011

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

 
  Name: Shark - hybrid design.

Paper type / shape: Square / Irogami.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 2011

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

 
  Name: Whale, Diving - semi-naive hybrid design.

Paper type / shape: 2 x squares of any kind of paper, of two different sizes.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 2013

Diagrams: Diagrams not yet available.