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Support the publication of a new origami book about an original technique to fold and design tessellated 3D-like and impossible objects
Support the publication of a new origami book about an original technique to fold and design tessellated 3D-like and impossible objects
183 backers pledged €8,643 to help bring this project to life.

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I am Alessandro, an origami artist/designer from Italy.

A few years ago, I developed a new technique of origami tessellations, allowing the creation of beautifully intricate geometric designs, representing 3-D shapes and optical illusions, just by folding a single sheet of paper. During the past year, I worked hard on finding a method for teaching this technique to others, in order to allow people to reproduce those designs as well as creating their own ones. I prepared tons of graphics, collected all the instructions in a book, and prepared mesmerizing t-shirts and other gadgets to support this project!

And now I need your help to bring this project to life!!!

By contributing to this project, you are not just buying an object, but you are making its realization possible! Therefore, every single help will be important. If you cannot help with money, you can still have an important part in its realization by spreading the word about this project among your friends and communities!

book cover
book cover

 The Book:

At the moment, the book "Origami New Worlds" is ready to be printed, it just needs funds! It consists of 150 pages, printed in full colors (17x24 cm), with quality paperbinding, with a short foreword by Robert Lang, in English. The book explains the technique in clear details, through examples and exercises, with step-by-step instructions and access to helpful video tutorials. Then, a number of complex projects and designing suggestions are precisely illustrated. Moreover, some sections give hints on preparing your paper, folding accurate grids, and designing your unique artworks!

E-book edition: a digital version will also be available, to save on shipping costs.

Special edition: an exclusive version of the book will be available for the crowdfunding only! It consists of a limited edition of the book, coming in 60 numbered and signed copies, color printed on special high quality paper, with a gorgeous dust-jacket and a small gift included! E-book included, too.

Check shipping options, costs, and timings at the bottom of the page.

book contents
book contents

 T-shirts and Bags:

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previews

T-shirts and bags will be available with high quality printing using the graphics of some of my favorite designs included in the book. T-shirts will come in S-M-L-XL for men, and S-M-L for women; bags will measure 38x42 cm. The following five designs are available, with the same (or very similar) colors for the man/woman/bag versions.

Check shipping options, costs, and timings at the bottom of the page.

design #1
design #1

 

design #2
design #2

 

design #3
design #3

 

design #4
design #4

 

design #5
design #5

 Digital rewards:

(1) A pack of desktop/smartphone wallpapers, with the previous 5 designs coming in different colors and in the most common screen resolutions.

wallpapers preview
wallpapers preview

(2) Instructions for folding "trapped" (a rhombic dodecahedron trapped inside an hypercube), illustrated using the standard origami diagrams notation.

"trapped!"
"trapped!"

 Folded Original Artworks:

To support this project, I offer some original artworks at a special price as rewards! I will fold them anew, trying to match your preferred color choice. If you are interested in a new, different design, we can talk about it and I will add it to the rewards. Please note that each artwork will require several days or weeks to be completed, and will be shipped as soon as they will be ready. Following are different categories of artworks, having different complexity and therefore requiring a different effort and time to be prepared. 

Check shipping options, costs, and timings at the bottom of the page.

Category #1: size ~ 15 cm

category #1
category #1

 Category #2: size ~ 20 cm

category #2
category #2

 Category #3: size ~ 25 cm

category #3
category #3

 Category #4: size ~ 35 cm

category #4
category #4

 Category #5: size ~ 50 cm

category #5
category #5

 Folded examples:

 

 

 Shipping:

All the non-digital rewards require shipping, and the cost will depend on the destination. If you plan to meet me in person, you can skip adding shipping fees. Otherwise, tracked shipping fees are the following: €15 for Europe, €20 for the rest of the world, €30 for Oceania. In case you want your rewards to be shipped without tracking, at your own risk, fees are the following: €5 for Europe, €10 for the rest of the world, €15 for Oceania.

Funding Goal € 9000 +

The base goal of € 6500 is the amount needed for starting the printing process for the books, t-shirts and bags, and cover shipping fees.

By reaching € 9000 or more, I will be able to afford extra quality printing, and to print more copies of the book, allowing it to remain on sale for more time before going out-of-print.

As a thank you reward for reaching this second goal, I will add an attachment to every single book bought during the crowdfunding, containing some exclusive instructions, and some special gifts for each t-shirt, bag and artwork, as stickers, pin buttons or magnets.

sticker/pin-button/magnet
sticker/pin-button/magnet

 

bonus diagrams
bonus diagrams

 

Risks and challenges

Costs and Schedule:

All the material is now ready to be printed, it just needs funds to get started! The collected funds will be used as follows:
- € 3000 for printing the books
- € 2000 for printing t-shirts and bags
- € 1000 for shipping fees
- € 500 for kickstarter and payments fees

All books, t-shirts and bags will be printed during June, and will be shipped around mid-July, therefore you can expect to receive them before August, 2017.
All the digital rewards will be sent out in June, through attachment or download link via email.
All artworks will take some more time to be prepared, and will be shipped when ready, delivery expected before Fall, 2017.

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