Super Quick Origami Animals
This was a project written for publishers Streling Press, through Sarah and David King of D&S books. Being a 2 person team, they like to form much closer relationships with their authors and consequently you feel your thoughts are actually being listened to! They also insulate you from the corporate face of larger companies.
The title was originally "Super Simple", but changed at the last minute. I'm not convinced that the origami should be "super quick" (implying rushed work) or that these are all "super simple" (there are slightly more challenging designs later in the book) but the decision was out of my hands.
I chose some designs by other folders that I felt deserved exposure, along with original designs created to meet a fairly tight deadline. (When are deadlines ever anything other than tight?). I was especially pleased to include a "monkey" by Kunihiko Kasahara, one of my very favourite creators. The publishers suggested which subjects were appropriate and vice-versa.
The artwork was sent ddown to be photographed and I was pleased to see how much care the photographer used. He'd worked on origami projects in the past
and was familiar with the need for careful lighting. However, the publishers did insist on "realistic settings", including bubble-wrap ponds(!) which didn't really work for me.
The Australian version is shown above right, the UK/US below right.
ISBN 0-8069-7727-2 (America)
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