LaFosse & Alexander's Dollar Origami: Convert Your Ordinary Cash into Extraordinary Art!

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Overview

These days, a dollar won't get you very far, but—in the right hands—a dollar bill can become a work of art.

In Michael LaFosse's Dollar Origami, the world-renowned origami artist and co-founder of the eminent Origamido Studio shares twenty incredible creations specifically designed to be made out of dollar bills. Folded money models are wonderful gifts and conversation pieces, and LaFosse makes it easy for you to get started with projects ranging from "very simple" to ...

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Overview

These days, a dollar won't get you very far, but—in the right hands—a dollar bill can become a work of art.

In Michael LaFosse's Dollar Origami, the world-renowned origami artist and co-founder of the eminent Origamido Studio shares twenty incredible creations specifically designed to be made out of dollar bills. Folded money models are wonderful gifts and conversation pieces, and LaFosse makes it easy for you to get started with projects ranging from "very simple" to "challenging". In addition to his unique and exclusive collection of twenty paper folding projects, LaFosse includes:

  • Step-by-step instructions
  • Origami diagrams
  • 48 tear-out practice "dollar bills" with quick-start folding lines for the first five projects
  • An instructional DVD with more than three hours of lessons, detailing each project in the book

It's no wonder that more and more people are realizing how fun dollar bill origami can be. Printed currency is easy to fold, remarkably durable, intricately patterned, and readily available. Whether you're making The Windmill Pillow, Prosperity Bamboo, The George Washington Knot, or Drahcir the Dragon, you—and your friends—will be delighted with the results!
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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"If you're interested in expanding your knowledge of money origami, this book is a worthy addition to your collection." —About.com

"This book has a wide variety of models, simple to intermediate to advanced, modular to practical to animals. Something for everyone." — Yuki's Origami Blog

"This fantastic book will help you turn your plain cash into awesome origami creations." — Liz Abderholden, FaveCraft

"This is origami in a whole new form. Michael LaFosse is a world-renowned origami artist and he is a great teacher too! [ … ] wouldn't this be a perfect way to give a little cash gift on Easter?" — Suzy's Artsy-Craftsy Sitcom

"Give more than money, give art!" — Handmade By Deb

Library Journal
11/15/2013
LaFosse and Alexander (both, cofounders, Origamido Studio; Trash Origami: 25 Paper Folding Projects Reusing Everyday Materials) show readers ways to create a variety of folded objects from a dollar bill. The 20 projects range from a simple money pouch reminiscent of old-school rubber clamshell change holders to a complex and surprisingly detailed dragon. Knowledge of origami basics is assumed; however, the accompanying DVD fills in most gaps with its step-by-step video tutorials for each project. Short on cash? Several pages of perforated faux dollar bills are included so that folders can practice their technique. VERDICT Money folding is an easy way to get started with origami, and these projects, combined with the DVD's excellent instruction, will appeal to beginners.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780804842747
  • Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
  • Publication date: 10/15/2013
  • Format: Spiral Bound
  • Edition description: Hardcover with DVD
  • Pages: 96
  • Sales rank: 772,541
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 10.20 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Origami master Michael G. LaFosse is co-founder of the Origamido Studio, a learning center and design studio dedicated to the art of origami, and the only place in the world specializing in hand papermaking for the origami artist. LaFosse was prominently featured in the recent Peabody Award-winning documentary, Between the Folds.

Richard L. Alexander co-founded the Origamido Studio, where he is the chief papermaker. Together, Alexander and LaFosse have created dozens of origami exhibitions, and more than seventy books, kits, and videos about paper and paper arts.

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Table of Contents

Introduction
General Tips
Tip-A-Canoe
Lee's Coin Pouch
The Windmill Pillow / Tiling
The Two-Dollar Crown
The Lantern Puzzle
The George Washington Monument
Richie's Rocket
Prosperity Bamboo
Bamboo—Orchid Leaves
Orchid Blossom
The Reef Pony
Sitting Bunny
Standing Bunny
The George Washington Knot
The American Shad
Regal Eagle
The Great Seal
Teddy Bear
The Three-Dollar Bird Base
Drahcir the Dragon

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 2, 2014

    The authors have created an enjoyable book of their creations ba

    The authors have created an enjoyable book of their creations based on the shape and content of dollar bills.
     I am a modest beginner-intermediate paper folder, and found this book's contents understandable and I could
     reproduce most of the models that were of interest to me.
    The diagrams are easy to follow (there were some errors in the drawings, but none serious enough to confuse me).
    The included DVD with videos showing the folding sequences to complete the models was very helpful, as were
    the included sample dollar-shaped paper dollar surrogates useful as practice/learning tools. I also liked selection of
     models included in the book.

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