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Origami for the People

Several months ago, I realized that while there were lots of traditional models to be found, most of the diagrams were copyrighted, so their use was restricted. I also noticed that a handful of traditional models got the lion's share of attention from folders and diagrammers, while some very intriguing models were only published in a few places, sometimes with low-quality diagrams...


So in response, I'm pleased to announce the Public Diagram Project. The aim is to provide a collection of 15-20 high-quality diagrams for clever and obscure traditional models, available to everyone. Each of these diagrams will be released under a Creative Commons license, so you can share, teach, and adapt any of these without breaking any copyright laws.


Here's the diagrams:

Jumping Frog


Congratulations Crane


Octagonal Tato


You'll notice that one of these diagrams has already appeared on Origami Weekly-- I found out, a week after I'd posted it, that I had actually rediscovered a traditional model; that event was part of the inspiration for this project.

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Taken on October 25, 2009