Paper Engineering: W1

In our first class with teach and designer Sam Ita we got into folding right away. Below are some of the folds / things we looked at.  Sam designed one of my friend’s favorite pop up books 20,000 Leagues under the Sea.  Assignment for next class: Make an animal



  • Gutter = main center fold
  • The gutter is the source of your power of motion
  • the faster a popup foundation structure moves / the less torque it has
  • best to design for it to not be opened totally flat, more natural to how a book is looked through
  • V Fold
  • Standing V fold
  • Asymmetrical layer
  • V Fold Lifter
  • Cube box



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