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Ever wondered how they come up with those amazing origami designs? JC Nolan's rare, out of print book reveals the secrets... Read more

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Ever wondered how they come up with those amazing origami designs? JC Nolan's rare, out of print book reveals the secrets...

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    1. Creator Colleen Anderson on February 27, 2013

      Just a note to say that I have had a lot of fun learning a couple of these projects. Most are way beyond me, but now I understand what a sink fold is, hurray!

    2. Creator Jean-Baptiste Vincent on September 14, 2012

      I received the book earlier this week and it's beautiful :) Thanks to JC and all the people who made this possible !

    3. Creator Thisfox on September 12, 2012

      It's arrived! I'm an international backer, from Oz, and just want to say that I am absolutely delighted with the book, which arrived in the postbox thisafternoon. Larger than I expected. I didn't realise that the page count would make it quite that big and heavy! Thankyou so very excited reading it right away.

    4. Creator Agnes Tomorrow on September 10, 2012

      Pleased to report that so far all Amazon reviews have been ★★★★★! I added my review - hope people find it helpful! :)

    5. Creator JC Nolan on September 9, 2012

      Yep, that was done for esthetic reasons in the original copy to allow the header for each of the three major sections to be on a page by itself. It happens at 157/158 as well as after page "xx" in the front-matter. :-)

    6. Creator Kathy Knapp on September 9, 2012

      From a backers point of view, I am glad I could be a small cog in the process. I love the book and this week I will be able to have time to spend with it. Is page 107/108 intentionally blank?

    7. Creator JC Nolan on September 6, 2012

      Thanks! I'll keep y'all posted...

    8. Creator Zoe Tsang on September 6, 2012

      Just received my book in the UK! Thanks, and good luck with the hard cover edition.

    9. Creator Dorian Henao on September 6, 2012

      Just received my book, thanks to the good packaging ... It arrived in great shape. Looks awesome.

    10. Creator Ramona Hutton-Howe on September 1, 2012

      I just received my copies yesterday. Well done. I'm looking forward to trying Nolan's designs. Thank you.

    11. Creator JC Nolan on August 31, 2012

      Thanks Al, the response has been wonderful! So many happy people checking in from all over the world -- it means so much to me. I'm excited as well to see what comes next. :-)

    12. Creator Alan Pham on August 30, 2012

      Hi,
      Wanted to say thank you! I received the book today (Australia) and it looks really good.
      Congratulations on a successful project and hope there is more to come!

    13. Creator JC Nolan on August 24, 2012

      Ah, also I forgot to mention... a hard-cover version is absolutely in the works but this publisher does not support that. I'll post everyone when I've got the hard-cover version (with a beautiful section of color plates) available. :-)

    14. Creator JC Nolan on August 24, 2012

      Thanks for the feedback Ivan... and I agree, that black unicorn (the only one that was ordered) was absolutely one of my favorites. There was also a single Samui in gold and one in pink. Those three were by far my favorites!

      As for the zip-lock bag... I've actually spent a lot of time learning how to mail models and found that a semi-inflated plastic bag inside a harder enclosure (the small box inside) is the absolute best. Too much or too little air and it doesn't work as well... hard to explain exactly why -- but the right amount of air basically works the same way as an air-bag in your car.

    15. Creator Ivan Yagolnikov on August 24, 2012

      Since your latest update mentions that only some people have received the book so far, I thought I'd chime in with my impressions since I just got the book today.

      Overall, I think it's a great book and I can understand now why it was in such demand. Even though I'm at work, I've been skimming through the book, reading some passages, and reviewing diagrams. Very, very well done!

      Really, only two things could've made it better :) A hardcover version and -- this is being very OCD -- text from the previous edition being typed out. It looks like it was scanned & printed as an image which make it less crips but I understand that this was a most efficient way to proceed. Not a big deal as diagrams is what's more important and those look great!

      P.S. The unicorn (black & gold) is amazing! I'm glad you figured out how to package it as I was wondering how that was going to work out. For those still waiting for their unicorns, it comes packaged in Ziploc bag inside of a small USPS box; and then the book (inside a plastic sleeve/bag), small box, and packaging is inside a medium USPS box.

    16. Creator JC Nolan on June 20, 2012

      Thanks Douglas,

      The e-book is scheduled to go out mid-July as with the expansion of the scope from 7 models to 40 models there are more permissions to obtain which we are working on judiciously.

      Many of the original diagrams from the 7 model version were released as part of the campaign (such as the Ankylosaurus, Andrea's Rose, SIP, etc.) and we are hoping to get the "It's Magic" diagrams out sometime this weekend.

    17. Creator Douglas Weiss on June 19, 2012

      Hi. I am glad to see the response you received! I am curious when the ebooks will be sent out.

    18. Creator JC Nolan on June 10, 2012

      Yep, thanks for pointing that out Nancy. Seems that the survey generator that Kickstarter has is not nearly as flexible as everything else in their UI and I made that BooBoo in the design of the questionnaire.

      No worries, you can just select whatever you like for that question and I'll disregard that result. Everything in Kickstarter has a preview option except for the surveys!

    19. Creator Nancy Brandwein on June 10, 2012

      I just finished completing the survey but found a small hiccup with it. In order to have the survey submitted I had to fill in a color of origami paper for the unicorn (even though I didn't request the solid colored unicorn). When I didn't fill in a color I got an error message stating all questions must be answered. In the end I entered white as my color choice even though color choice was not needed with my selection.

    20. Creator JC Nolan on May 18, 2012

      I thought I did but unfortunately they were lost recently while cleaning out a storage bin. Please send me a message and let's talk about what you have... that would be critically helpful to me today as that is my main focus.

    21. Creator Joan Homewood on May 18, 2012

      Hello JC. It is good to hear of someone else who met Pat Crawford. I did sometime during either the 70s or 80s and a lucky to have a few of her original folds and diagrams. Do you have her entire collection??

    22. Creator Gilad Aharoni on May 15, 2012

      I'm glad to see the resurrection of "Creating Origami" and quite excited at the prospect of having a collection of Patricia Crawford's work published. Keep up the good work JC!

    23. Creator JC Nolan on May 12, 2012

      Hi Malachi... another update.

      Thanks to your question we've arranged for copies provided to Kickstarter contributors to be a special, limited edition pressing available only during the campaign. The subsequent release will be wide-ranging and available in standard channels including OUSA and bookstores. See the FAQ for more details.

    24. Creator JC Nolan on May 10, 2012

      Hi Malachi... thanks for your support.

      The campaign has gone so well that we well certainly be able to have the book available through all sources including stores and libraries. I still need to work out the details on that but I'm very excited about it.

      As for overfunding goals, that's a very interesting idea. Sara and I are scheduled to chat about that and have some potentially very exiting ideas in the works.

    25. Creator Malachi Brown on May 9, 2012

      I do have two questions at this point.
      1. Will the book be available through any retail channels after republication? If so, how many copies are likely to be printed?
      2. Is there any chance there will be overfunding goals for, say, 5 or 10 times the goal amount being reached? Maybe ebook copies of the book for certain pledge levels or physical copies of the bonus ebooks for some pledge levels?

    26. Creator Sara Adams on May 9, 2012

      Really happy to see this funded, especially on the first day already. :) And I totally agree - it'd be great if this was just the first example of an out of print origami book being revived!

    27. Creator Malachi Brown on May 9, 2012

      Wow. Instant funding. I hope more OOP jewels find their way here.