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TONTOFBy TONTOF
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TONTOFBy TONTOF
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€428
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backers
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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, May 24 2018 11:41 AM UTC +00:00

About

 Folding origami or paper toys is like magic. It lets us create lovely objects simply from a single piece of paper making a few folds and sometimes cuts and glue.

When I give presents, I like to personnalise the wrapping with an origami. I've started doing this with photos and people have been pleasantly surprised.

However, creating personnalised origamis takes a lot of time and I've decided to automate the process using my developer skills. Now, it only takes me a few minutes to create and fold a model. I've decided to share my tools so people can create their own personnalised origamis and paper toys to gift or enjoy for themselves.

For now, I propose 10 different models. Some are traditional origamis, others are models I've adapted to work better with photos:

The cootie catcher is one of the best known origami as it is very easy to fold and you can play with it by trying to guess the picture hidden under the flap.
The cootie catcher is one of the best known origami as it is very easy to fold and you can play with it by trying to guess the picture hidden under the flap.
The origin of this puzzle is unknown. It is inspired from an amazing number puzzle. 2 solutions with 2 photos on both sides, one is easy, the other is medium to solve.
The origin of this puzzle is unknown. It is inspired from an amazing number puzzle. 2 solutions with 2 photos on both sides, one is easy, the other is medium to solve.
This letter is heart shaped. You can write your message on one side and when you fold the letter, it closes itself showing one picture on each side. I designed this model from the traditional ribbon letter.
This letter is heart shaped. You can write your message on one side and when you fold the letter, it closes itself showing one picture on each side. I designed this model from the traditional ribbon letter.
3 photos one the same picture depending on which side your are looking from. Inside a frame it becomes a beautiful tableau.
3 photos one the same picture depending on which side your are looking from. Inside a frame it becomes a beautiful tableau.
Flip this card withouts limit. It shows 4 photos on a single card. There are cuts and glue so this model cannot be considered as an origami, but it is a really great paper toy.
Flip this card withouts limit. It shows 4 photos on a single card. There are cuts and glue so this model cannot be considered as an origami, but it is a really great paper toy.
The Pajarita model is free-standing everywhere and can be customised with 6 photos. It is a very old origami model and no one knows exactly when it was first folded.
The Pajarita model is free-standing everywhere and can be customised with 6 photos. It is a very old origami model and no one knows exactly when it was first folded.
A simple tetrahedron with 4 photos. It can also be used as a box to put a present inside.
A simple tetrahedron with 4 photos. It can also be used as a box to put a present inside.
4 photos for the most challenging of the proposed model to fold. When rotating, it seems like magic. Most flexagons are known to be flat, but this one is not.
4 photos for the most challenging of the proposed model to fold. When rotating, it seems like magic. Most flexagons are known to be flat, but this one is not.
A lovely box using a lid with 4 photos and a variation of the traditional candy box model.
A lovely box using a lid with 4 photos and a variation of the traditional candy box model.
This water bomb is a traditional model that folds into a flat model but when you blow it, it transforms into a cube.
This water bomb is a traditional model that folds into a flat model but when you blow it, it transforms into a cube.

10 models will be available on website launch, but more models will be added regularly to give you more choice.

Personnalised origamis are great as birthday, thank you, best wishes card but you can also use them as boxes to wrap your present in. As you download and print from a pdf file, it will also be perfect for birth/wedding announcements or invitation cards.

It also makes a great present for kids to give on grand-mother/father days. They will learn how to fold simple origami models and they will be proud of it.

The only limit is your imagination.

For each model, folding instructions will be available as a step-by-step instructions video. For beginners, it will also be possible to show the folding lines on the printed pdf which makes it even easier to fold the model.

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Storytelling

When I was young, I was sad to see all the beautiful gift paper beeing torn off. I've very soon started to wrap my gifts with newspaper or recovered waste paper. To enhance and personnalise my present, I used to fold small colourfull origamis such as crane or heart to decorate my wrapping. That was very exciting as I was always trying to find more and more models so that people were surprised each time they receive a gift. Then I started to customise the origamis with photos and it was always a big surprise when people discovered it.

Most of the time, people keep this little piece of paper and when I visit them, it is always a big pleasure to retrieve a personnalised origami or paper toy on the shelf or as a fridge magnet. Some friends even keep them in their wallets to show to other people from time to time and nothing gives me more pleasure.

Why Kickstarter?

The technical part is done, but I'm not a graphist nor a designer and I need your help to pay someone for this part. The website has to be attractive and easy to use on a computer or mobile device so that you can create your own models and discover the pleasure of folding a personnalised origami or paper toy.

It will cost around 2000€ and if you are wondering why I choose 1984€, I guess George Orwell is the answer. Big Brother is Watching You! but Tontof won't, meaning that the website will be without ads, tracking cookies and so on.

Credits

  • All images used for model illustration come from unsplash.com and a specific acknowledgement will be added on each model page on the final website with a link to each used images.
  • All icons are based on openclipart.org and will also be credited on a specific page.
  • The double hot dog puzzle is inspired from the amazing number puzzle
  • Most of origami models are traditional or based on common models and I will do my best to give the credit for each model with an historic description.

Risks and challenges

The risks are very limited as the technical part for cutting and assembling photos in a ready to print file is already working. All presented models above were done automatically by uploading photos on the website in development. However, the website has no graphism, no design and cannot be presented in his current form.

So, the challenge will be to respect the deadline after the web designer has done the graphical charts and pages for the future website. Technically, integrating the graphics should not be a problem as I've already done this part for other websites.

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