Origami Heaven

A paperfolding paradise

The website of writer and paperfolding designer David Mitchell


Les Bon Jeudis by Tom Tit
'Les Bon Jeudis' by Tom Tit was published in Paris in 1906 by Librairie Vuibert. A full copy of the work can be viewed at https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k9657865x/f11.image.texteImage

The book contains chapters on how to make toys and amusements for children from, among other things, playing cards, matchboxes, raffia and feathers and also contains sections about games and puzzles ujsing other everyday objects.

Those items which are of particular interest to the paperfolding historian are illustrated below.

The first three sections of the book show how to make the Playing Card Cubes and then how to link them together by means of their external tabs to create buildings and trains. So far as I am aware this is the earliest example of a macromodular design.


Les Bandes de Papier (The Afgan Bands)


The Fold and Cut Parachute


The Three Crosses Fold and Cut Effect


The Fold and Cut Latin Cross (Altar version)


And finally the book also includes a simple puzzle where three decorated squares must be arranged to form the outline of the Cocotte or Pajarita.