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:

Additional fold 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 have a page of their own.

There is also a page for Transformable Designs, in which some of the creases can be used as hinges to transform the shape or colour pattern of the designs, some of which also qualify as double image designs.

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

Paper type / shape: Square / Irogami.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 2006

Reference: 301

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 - simple pictorial double-image design.

Paper type / shape: Square / Irogami.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 2000

Reference: 198

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

Paper type / shape: Square / Irogami.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 2001

Reference: 227

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

 
  Name: Dogfish - minimalist double-image / active play design.

Paper type / shape: Square / Irogami.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 1997

Reference: 140

Diagrams: BOM 184 June 1997 // Origami - Barnes and Noble - ISBN 0-7607-3331-7 // 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: Fishwife - a simple double image design.

Paper type / shape: Square / Irogami.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 2018

Reference: 203

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

 
  Name: Hotel Room / Swimming Pool

Description: Minimalist double image pictorial design.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 1999.

Reference: 181

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: Shark Attack - simple seascape / double image / active play design.

Paper type / shape: Square / Irogami.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 2000

Reference: 219

Diagrams: Origami Alfresco - Water Trade - ISBN 0-9534774-3-6 // Origami Alfresco 2nd Edition - ISBN 978-0-9534774-6-3 // 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: Twins - minimalist double image transforming pictorial design / active play paperfold. Development of Fred.

Paper type / shape: Square / Irogami.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 1999

Reference: 178

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

Reference: 171

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: Faith - minimalist visual illusion / conceptual origami design.

Paper type / shape: Square / Irogami.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 2000.

Reference: 202

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: Mumbo Jumbo -simple double image design.

Paper type / shape: Square / Irogami.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 2010

Reference: 331

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: Penguin Cottage - double image design from 2 squares.

Paper type / shape: 2 squares / Irogami.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 2015

Reference: 378

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

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

Paper type / shape: Square / Irogami.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 2000

Reference: 206

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

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

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 2005

Reference: 298

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

Reference: 535

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