The Sunday Paper #246
February 10, 2019
Kelli Anderson, author This Book is a Planetarium, shares some of her genius with us again in a sheet of printed and scored paper. She’s created a folder of pre-scored auxetic folding patterns (yup, I had to look that up too: structures or materials that when stretched, become thicker perpendicular to the applied force).
The prints are tucked into a custom folder made by Talas book binding supply, and the folds are adapted from the miura-ori fold, which is used in surgical devices, foldable furniture and satellites. I’ve ordered a set of the posters ($19 + shipping) and will let you know IF and when I succeed in folding them. IMHO, these folds are tricky, but Kelli has some instructional videos to guide us!
And if you’re geeking out over this as I did, follow these links down the rabbit hole… Here’s Kelli’s blog post about Folding as
Craft Tech filled with fascinating links about paper folding + technology, and her current course called Code Paper Scissors at the School For Poetic Computation.
In the Studio:
I have a new watermark on the mould, and I’m making this honeycomb paper in a variety of colors for my upcoming online paper sale – stay tuned.