Author(s): Michael G. LaFosse; Richard L. Alexander
Sending personal notes has never been so much fun
In today's digital world of emails and texting, only one thing is more exciting than receiving a handwritten message--receiving that message in a beautiful, hand-folded origami package World-renowned origami artists Michael G. LaFosse and Richard L. Alexander make it easy to create elegant, hand-crafted notes, envelopes and cards. Readers can use these to accompany a gift, commemorate a holiday or birthday, or just deliver a heartfelt message.
This origami kit includes everything folders need to get started: A full-color book with instructions for six sophisticated note folds and six inventive envelopes folds--plus 32 sheets of origami paper in 12 lovely, Asian-inspired patterns.
Friends and family will be thrilled to receive hand-folded origami notes and envelopes in designs such as:
Michael G. LaFosse has been an origami artist for decades, and is considered a leading authority and master of the art. An avid teacher, LaFosse co-founded 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. Origamido also produces folded art and commercial designs for a variety of international clients. LaFosse co-curated Origami Now!, a wildly popular, year-long exhibition at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts. Richard L. Alexander co-founded the Origamido Studio with Michael G. LaFosse in 1996. He has been the chief papermaker, holding workshops since 2003, and is a frequent collaborator with other famous paper artists. He holds a degree from Cornell University in biology (systems ecology), where he also studied landscape architecture and design. He has consulted with apparel, container, toy and consumer product designers to incorporate folding theory into familiar daily use objects. Together, Alexander and LaFosse have created dozens of origami exhibitions, and over 75 books, kits and videos about paper and paper arts.