LaFosse & Alexander's Dollar Origami: Convert Your Ordinary Cash into Extraordinary Art! [Full-Color Book & Instructional DVD]

LaFosse & Alexander's Dollar Origami: Convert Your Ordinary Cash into Extraordinary Art! [Full-Color Book & Instructional DVD]

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by Michael G. LaFosse, Richard L. Alexander
     
 

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Create fun and intricate money origami using your Washingtons, Franklins, and Lincolns.

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

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Create fun and intricate money origami using your Washingtons, Franklins, and Lincolns.

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."

Money origami is more popular than ever, thanks to the panoply of designs and the wonderful folding qualities of the dollar bill. Many people like to give cash gifts or tips in folded money. While the classic origami folds still fascinate, money-fold enthusiasts are always looking for fresh ideas. Michael LaFosse's Dollar Origami is full of original designs to learn origami quickly and easily. At such a great value—folding money has never been so easy or affordable!

This origami book contains:

  • Full color, 64 page book
  • Step-by-step instructions
  • Colorful diagrams and photographs
  • Origami folding guide and tips
  • 20 original origami projects
  • 48 tear-out practice "dollar bills"
  • A 3 hour instructional DVD
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.

Money origami projects include:

  • The Windmill Pillow
  • Prosperity Bamboo
  • The George Washington Knot
  • Drahcir the Dragon
  • And many more…

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 blog

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

"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 blog

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780804842747
Publisher:
Tuttle Publishing
Publication date:
10/15/2013
Edition description:
Hardcover with DVD
Pages:
96
Sales rank:
304,541
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 10.20(h) x 0.60(d)

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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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LaFosse & Alexander's Dollar Origami: Convert Your Ordinary Cash into Extraordinary Art! 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.