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The Best of Annual Collections 1981-1995 book cover

The Best of Annual Collections 1981-1995

Published:
2005 by Origami USA
Pages:
288
Binding:
Spiral-bound
Language:
English
ISBN-13:
9781496192943
ISBN-10:
149619294X

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Skill Level From simple to complex
Clear diagrams? Varies
Tinted diagrams (to show 2 sides of paper)? Varies
Photos of completed models? No
Is there indication to the model size resulting from size of starting paper? No
Are the models "Pure" origami (From a single square - no cuts)? Varies

Overall Impression

This is a collection of models from older Origami USA convention books. Many classics here, that really represent the best of that time. Diagram quality varies greatly - from mere sketches to well-produced diagrams.

Buy from: Origami USA

There are 101 Origami Designs in The Best of Annual Collections 1981-1995:

Design Designer Page Details Photo

Show only designs with photos
Spider Chrysanthemum

Flora - Flowers

Rae Cooker1Square

A flower decoration
Goose in flight

Birds - Anseriformes - Ducks and Geese

Alice Gray3Triangle
Penguin

Birds - Sphenisciformes - Penguins

Alice Gray4Triangle

Also in BOS Convention 1981 Spring
Also in Origami 4 by Robert Harbin
Also in Origami USA Convention 1981
Origami Penguin by Alice Gray folded by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Jack in the box

Toys

Max Hulme5Rectangle - 1X2

Also in BOS Convention 1984 Autumn
Also in BOS Magazine 61
Also in BOS Magazine 203
Also in Complete Origami by Eric Kenneway
Also in Origami Superstars
Also in Origami USA Convention 1983
Also in Orison 22/01
and in other sources...
Origami Jack in the box by Max Hulme on giladorigami.com
Folded by Gabriel Vong
Map fold

Objects - Useful

Unknown9Square

A "pop-up" map fold
Baby

People - Babies

Joan Appel15Square
Tulip

Flora - Flowers

Joan Appel17SquareOrigami Tulip by Joan Appel on giladorigami.com
Folded by Francois Ziegler
Dog - barking

Toys - Action Models

Ranana Benjamin18Square

A barking dog action-model
Strawberry

Flora - Fruit and Vegetables

Rae Cooker19Square

Also in NOA Magazine 185
Also in Action Origami by Rick Beech
Also in Das Diagramm 26
Also in Origami - A Complete Step-by-Step Guide by Paul Jackson
Also in Origami - The Complete Guide to the Art of Paperfolding by Rick Beech
Also in Origami de Christmas 2
Also in Origami Journal (Russian) 22 2000 2
and in other sources...
Origami Strawberry by Rae Cooker folded by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Fish

Fish

Alice Gray22Triangle
With cuts
Leaf and stem

Flora - Flowers

Alice Gray23Square
Mouse

Mammals - Rodentia - Rats, Mice and Rodents

Alice Gray24Triangle
Space shuttle

Vehicles - Spacecrafts

Daniel Porter25Square
Eight pointed star - "Shining Alice"

Geometric and other shapes

Michael Shall31Square

Also in BOS Convention 1987 Spring
Also in Origami Journal (Russian) 16 1999 1/2
Also in Origami USA Convention 1982
Also in Quadrato Magico Magazine 26
Also in The Paper Magazine 51
Also in The Paper Magazine 86
and in other sources...
Origami Eight pointed star - "Shining Alice" by Michael Shall on giladorigami.com
Folded by Rui Roda
Race car

Vehicles - Cars

Michael Steckler33Square
Golden eagle

Birds - Falconiformes - Birds of prey

Giuseppi Baggi34Square
Turkish slippers

Clothes - Shoes and Socks

Juan Gimeno35Square
Samara

Toys - Planes

Marvin Goodie36Square

A spinning toy
English Cocker Spaniel

Mammals - Canidae - Dogs

Daniel S. Levy37Square
Brontosaurus

Dinosaurs

Samuel L. Randlett40Square

Also in Origami USA Convention 1983
Also in The Art of Origami by Samuel L. Randlett
Also in The Origami World of Neal Elias by Dave Venables and Marc Cooman

Textual instructions only. Nice
Origami Brontosaurus by Samuel L. Randlett on giladorigami.com
Folded by Ira Fine
Peacock

Birds - Galliformes - Peacocks

Adolfo Cerceda42Rectangle - 1X2

Also in El Libro de Las Pajaritas de Papel by Grupo Riglos
Also in Encyclopedia of Origami for Children and Adults by Sergei Afonkin and Elena Afonkina
Also in Fascinating Origami - 101 models by Vicente Palacios
Also in Origami - The Complete Guide to the Art of Paperfolding by Rick Beech
Also in Origami USA Convention 1983
Also in Secrets of Origami by Robert Harbin

Very nice, with a tail-opening action
Origami Peacock by Adolfo Cerceda on giladorigami.com
Folded by JMorigami
Full-rigged Ship

Vehicles - Boats

Patricia Crawford45Square

Also in Creating Origami by J.C. Nolan
Also in Origami Step by Step by Robert Harbin
Also in Origami USA Convention 1984
Origami Full-rigged Ship by Patricia Crawford folded by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Valentine

Hearts

Peter Engel47Square

Also in Origami from Angelfish to Zen by Peter Engel
Also in Origami USA Convention 1984
Origami Valentine by Peter Engel on giladorigami.com
Folded by Gabriel Vong
Barking dog

Toys - Action Models

Paul Jackson53Square
Modular star

Geometric and other shapes

Mark W. Kennedy55Square
2 units
Stegosaurus

Dinosaurs - Stegosaurus

John Montroll56Square

Also in Dinosaur Origami by John Montroll
Also in Origami for the Connoisseur by Kunihiko Kasahara and Toshie Takahama
Also in Origami USA Convention 1984
Also in Prehistoric Origami by John Montroll
Also in Prehistoric Origami - Second Revised Edition by John Montroll
Also in Quarterly ORU Folding Diagrams - Vol. 2
Origami Stegosaurus by John Montroll folded by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Elephant

Mammals - Elephantidae - Elephants

James M. Sakoda62Square
Horse

Mammals - Equidae - Horses and Donkeys

David Brill66Triangle

Also in AEP convention 2011
Also in Bogota Origami Convention 2015
Also in BOS Convention 1979 Spring
Also in BOS Magazine 100
Also in BOS Magazine 200
Also in Brilliant Origami by David Brill
Also in Encyclopedia of Origami for Children and Adults by Sergei Afonkin and Elena Afonkina
and in other sources...
Origami Horse by David Brill folded by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Koala on stump

Mammals - Marsupialia - Koalas

Steven Casey69Square

Also in Origami USA Convention 1990
Also in Origami USA Convention 1997
Also in Origami USA Convention 1985
Origami Koala on stump by Steven Casey folded by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Candy cane

Food

deg farelly70Rectangle - 1X3
Cat

Mammals - Felidae - Cats

Alice Gray74Square

Also in BOS Magazine 168
Also in Origami USA Convention 1985
Also in Origami USA Convention 1998
Also in The Paper Magazine 48
Also in The Paper Magazine 86
Origami Cat by Alice Gray folded by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Valentine card

Hearts

Louise Cooper78Square
Wings of fantasy

Imaginary beings

Ranana Benjamin91Rectangle
4-leaf clover

Flora - Trees and Plants

Kathleen Beyer92Square
Biplane

Vehicles - Airplanes

Marc Kirschenbaum96Square
Generations

Birds

Robert J. Lang105Square

An endless stack of flapping birds
Star medal

Objects

Francis Ow108Rectangle - 1X2

Also in BOS Magazine 120
Also in Origami La Era Nueva by Kunihiko Kasahara
Also in Origami USA Convention 1987
Also in Owrigami by Francis Ow
Also in Pajarita Magazine 18
Origami Star medal by Francis Ow on giladorigami.com
Folded by Gabriel Vong
Chick

Birds - Galliformes - Hens and Pheasants

Aldo Putignano113Square
Origami master

People - Occupations

Michael Sussman115Square

A figure holding a piece of paper
Waterbombic dodecahedron

Geometric and other shapes

David Brill118Rectangle - A size
3 units

Also in BOS Convention 1986 Spring
Also in Bogota Origami Convention 2015
Also in Brilliant Origami by David Brill
Also in Origami USA Convention 1988
Also in Quadrato Magico Magazine 102
Origami Waterbombic dodecahedron by David Brill on giladorigami.com
Folded by Gilad Ayalon
Peacock

Birds - Galliformes - Peacocks

Douglas M. Caine120Square
Snap hexahedron

Geometric and other shapes

Edwin Corrie122Square

Clever
Butterfly card

Letters and Envelopes

Craig Macdonald123Rectangle
Butterfly - swallowtail

Insects - Butterflies

Yoshihide Momotani125Square
Rose with leaf and stem

Flora - Flowers

Ted Norminton127Square
2 units
Songbird bookmark

Bookmarks

Sandra B. Ogden128Square
Ginger jar

Boxes and Containers

Aldo Putignano130Square

With a lid
8-pointed star

Geometric and other shapes

Philip Shen133Square

Also in Origami USA Convention 1988
Also in BOS Magazine 123
Also in The Paper Magazine 88
Also in NOA Magazine 172
Also in Origami El Mundo Nuevo by Kunihiko Kasahara
Origami 8-pointed star by Philip Shen on giladorigami.com
Folded by Gabriel Vong
Snake

Reptiles - Snakes

Dan Torpey136Rectangle - 1X3

Very nice, with optional fangs
Rotating tetrahedron

Toys - Action Models

Carol Ann Wilk140Square
6 units
Rose

Flora - Flowers

Alex Barber143Square

In Kawasaki-rose style
Scorpion

Arachnids - Scorpions

Mark Bolitho147Square

Also in Origami Projects - Revised Edition by Mark Bolitho
Also in Origami USA Convention 1989
Origami Scorpion by Mark Bolitho on giladorigami.com
Folded by Mark Bolitho
Orchid

Flora - Flowers

Matt Harnick152Square
Picture frame

Objects - Frames

Laura L. Kruskal157Rectangle

Horizontal and Vertical versions
Baby buggy

Vehicles

Raymond Kane McLain160Square
Valentine gift box

Hearts

Martha Mitchen167Rectangle
Butterfly

Insects - Butterflies

Nick Robinson171Rectangle - A size

Also in BOS Convention 2003 Autumn
Also in BOS Magazine 141
Also in CDO convention 1990
Also in Origami USA Convention 1989
Also in The Origami Bible by Nick Robinson
Origami Butterfly by Nick Robinson Folded from a letter-sized rectangle of holographic paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Cigarette lighter

Objects

Nick Robinson174Rectangle - 1X3

Also in Origami USA Convention 1989
Also in BOS Convention 2012 Spring
Also in Das Diagramm 18
Origami Cigarette lighter by Nick Robinson Folded from a rectangle of Japanese foil by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
May basket

Boxes and Containers

James M. Sakoda178Square
2 units

From a square and a rectangle
Hyperbolic parabola

Geometric and other shapes

Don Sigal180Square

Also in Origami USA Convention 1989
Also in Origami - A Complete Step-by-Step Guide by Paul Jackson
Also in Study of Origami Forms - From the Perspective of New Origami by Kunihiko Kasahara
Also in The Complete Origami Course by Paul Jackson
Also in ORU Magazine 14
Also in Project Origami by Thomas Hull
and in other sources...
Origami Hyperbolic parabola by Don Sigal folded by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Box

Boxes and Containers

Ed Sullivan181Square
Rocking horse

Toys - Rocking Horses

Stephen Weiss182Square
Bear

Mammals - Ursidae - Bears

Edwin Corrie185Rectangle - A size
Mouse

Mammals - Rodentia - Rats, Mice and Rodents

Edwin Corrie187Square
Fly

Insects - Flies

Jan Willem Derksen189Square

Also in BOS Convention 1986 Spring
Also in Encyclopedia of Origami for Children and Adults by Sergei Afonkin and Elena Afonkina
Also in Origami Masters: Alfredo Giunta by Alfredo Giunta
Also in BOS Convention 1987 Autumn
Also in BOS Magazine 132
Also in Origami USA Convention 1990
Origami Fly by Jan Willem Derksen folded from a square of American foil by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Swan and cygnet

Birds - Anseriformes - Swans

Gloria Farison191Square
Scarab beetle

Insects

Alfredo Giunta193Rectangle - 1X4

Also in Origami Gli Insetti (Origami Insects) by Alfredo Giunta
Also in Origami USA Convention 1990
Origami Scarab beetle by Alfredo Giunta on giladorigami.com
Folded by Jake Crowley
Heart to Heart with Bird to Bird variation

Hearts

Shirley Johannesma197Square

A double-sided bird/heart
Photo stand

Objects - Frames

Ichiro Kinoshita199Square
Sealed with a kiss - Lips envelope

Letters and Envelopes

Ichiro Kinoshita201Square
Decoration

Geometric and other shapes

Julio Lopez Perez203Square
Chinese fancy dish

Boxes and Containers

Marcia Mau204Square
2 units
With cuts

Folded, cut in 4 pieces, and re-assembled onto a second piece
Cat

Mammals - Felidae - Cats

Martha Mitchen206Square

Also in Origami USA Convention 1990
Origami Cat by Martha Mitchen folded by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Purse I

Objects - Wallets

Aldo Putignano209Rectangle
Bald eagle

Birds - Falconiformes - Birds of prey

Fred Rohm212Square

Also in Origami by the Great American Masters by Marc Kirschenbaum
Also in Origami USA Convention 1990
Also in The Origami World of Neal Elias by Dave Venables and Marc Cooman
Also in The World of Fred Rohm 51 by Peter Ford
Origami Bald eagle by Fred Rohm folded by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Modular decorative cube

Geometric and other shapes

Lewis Simon216Square
12 units

Also in BOS Convention 1987 Autumn
Also in Action Origami by Rick Beech
Also in Origami - The Complete Guide to the Art of Paperfolding by Rick Beech
Also in Pajarita Magazine 19
Also in Papiroflexia Basica by Vicente Palacios
Also in Quadrato Magico Magazine 23
Also in Origami USA Convention 1990
and in other sources...
Origami Modular decorative cube by Lewis Simon on giladorigami.com
Folded by Rui Roda
Siamese cat

Mammals - Felidae - Cats

Martha Mitchen217Square

Also in Origami USA Convention 1991
Origami Siamese cat by Martha Mitchen folded by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Matchbox

Boxes and Containers

Fred Rohm220Rectangle - 1X3

Also in BOS Convention 1982 Autumn
Also in BOS Convention 1992 Spring
Also in BOS Magazine 63
Also in BOS Magazine 201
Also in Origami Superstars
Also in Origami USA Convention 1991
Also in Pajarita Extra 1985 - Museo Imaginario
and in other sources...
Origami Matchbox by Fred Rohm folded by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Surfer on a wave

Sports and Athletes

Jeremy Shafer225Square

Also in Awesome Origami - Vol. 2 by J.C. Nolan
Also in MFPP 1996 Convention
Also in Origami Kids by J.C. Nolan
Also in Origami to Astonish and Amuse by Jeremy Shafer
Also in Origami USA Convention 1991
Also in Quadrato Magico Magazine 60
Origami Surfer on a wave by Jeremy Shafer folded by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Heart with crane

Hearts

Edwin Young229Square

Also in Origami USA Convention 1991
Also in Hearts 3D by David Petty
Origami Heart with crane by Edwin Young on giladorigami.com
Folded by Gabriel Vong
Sofa

Objects - Furniture

Paolo Bascetta230Square
Star unit

Geometric and other shapes

Paolo Bascetta232Square
7 units
Light-hearted

Hearts

Wayne Brown233Square

A heart that can bee seen against the light
Jack-O-lantern

Religion and Holidays - Halloween

Deborah Claypool236Square

Also in Origami USA Convention 1992
Origami Jack-O-lantern by Deborah Claypool folded by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Butterfly - spotted

Insects - Butterflies

Alfredo Giunta238Square

Also in A Arte dos Mestres de Origami by Mari Kanegae
Also in CDO convention 1990
Also in Divertitevi con L'Origami (Enjoy Origami) by Alfredo Giunta
Also in NOA Magazine 200
Also in Origami Masters: Alfredo Giunta by Alfredo Giunta
Also in Quadrato Magico Magazine 26
Also in Zoorigami by Renzo Zanoni
and in other sources...
Origami Butterfly - spotted by Alfredo Giunta Folded from a square of double sided Unryu paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Scottie

Mammals - Canidae - Dogs

Robert Neale240Square

Also in BOS Convention 1991 Autumn
Also in Fun Origami World by Makoto Yamaguchi
Also in Origami - The Complete Guide to the Art of Paperfolding by Rick Beech
Also in Origami USA Convention 1992
Also in Origami, Plain and Simple by Robert Neale
Also in ORU Magazine 16
Origami Scottie by Robert Neale Folded from a square of velvet paper by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Clown

People - Occupations - Clowns

Seiji Nishikawa241Square
2 units

Also in Origami USA Convention 1992
Also in The Beauty of Origami by Makoto Yamaguchi
Also in Works of Seiji Nishikawa by Seiji Nishikawa
Also in BOS Convention 1992 Autumn
Also in NOA Magazine 122
Also in ORU Magazine 2
and in other sources...
Origami Clown by Seiji Nishikawa folded by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Cactus in a pot

Flora - Trees and Plants

David Petty250Rectangle - 1X2

Also in BOS Convention 1985 Autumn
Also in Der Falter 8
Also in Le Pli 31
Also in NOA Magazine 332
Also in Origami 1-2-3 by David Petty
Also in Origami Tanteidan Magazine 23
Also in Origami USA Convention 1992
and in other sources...
Origami Cactus in a pot by David Petty folded by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Smoker

People - Anatomic parts

Juan Gimeno252Rectangle - 1X2

Also in MFPP 1996 Convention
Also in Origami USA Convention 1993
Also in Pajarita Extra 2004 - Juan Gimeno by Juan Gimeno
Origami Smoker by Juan Gimeno on giladorigami.com
Folded by Rui Roda
Marble maze

Toys

Mick Guy254Square
2 units
Eight squares

Geometric and other shapes

Paul Jackson258Square
8 units
Braided paper

Geometric and other shapes

J.C. Nolan260Square

Also in Creating Origami by J.C. Nolan
Also in Dutch Origami Convention 1995
Also in Dutch Origami Convention 2014 Landelijke Oridag De Meern
Also in Origami USA Convention 1993
Also in The Lost Diagrams by J.C. Nolan
Also in The Lost Diagrams by J.C. Nolan
and in other sources...
Origami Braided paper by J.C. Nolan on giladorigami.com
Folded by Marina Kosareva
Rose

Flora - Flowers

James M. Sakoda262Square

Also in Fun Origami World by Makoto Yamaguchi
Also in Origami USA Convention 1993
Origami Rose by James M. Sakoda on giladorigami.com
Folded by Meenakshi Mukerji
Diamond heart ring

Rings

Jeremy Shafer263Square

Also in BOS Magazine 196
Also in Fun Origami World by Makoto Yamaguchi
Also in Origami to Astonish and Amuse by Jeremy Shafer
Also in Origami USA Convention 1993
Also in ORU Magazine 12
Origami Diamond heart ring by Jeremy Shafer on giladorigami.com
Folded by Lou Pearson
Three men in a boat

Vehicles - Boats

Pasquale d'Auria265Square

To say nothing of the dog
High heel

Clothes - Shoes and Socks

deg farelly269Rectangle - 1X2
Reading the paper

People

Herman van Goubergen274Square

Also in A Arte dos Mestres de Origami by Mari Kanegae
Also in BOS Magazine 160
Also in Der Falter 10
Also in Fun Origami World by Makoto Yamaguchi
Also in Le Pli 52
Also in Origami Journal (Russian) 24 2000 4
Also in Origami USA Convention 1994
and in other sources...
Origami Reading the paper by Herman van Goubergen folded by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Hard times (man chased by shark)

People

Pasquale d'Auria276Square
Bat

Mammals - Chiroptera - Bats

Michael G. LaFosse281Triangle

Also in Advanced Origami by Michael G. LaFosse and Richard L. Alexander
Also in CDO convention 1997
Also in CDO convention 2001
Also in Fun Origami World by Makoto Yamaguchi
Also in LaFosse and Alexander's Essential Book of Origami by Michael G. LaFosse and Richard L. Alexander
Also in Le Pli 68
Also in Origami Sourcebook by Jay Ansill
and in other sources...
Origami Bat by Michael G. LaFosse Wet-folded from a triangle of cardstock by Gilad Aharoni on giladorigami.com
Vase 5

Boxes and Containers

Aldo Putignano284Square
Snake

Reptiles - Snakes

Herman van Goubergen286Square