Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Akira Yoshizawa

As most of you will have noticed the google logo on the 14th March wednesday, they celebrated the grandmaster of origami who would've reached 101 that day.

Yoshizawa turned origami from a children's pastime to a serious art form known across the globe. He was known for his innovative folding techniques. 
A japanese magazine commissioned him to illustrate the 12 signs of the Japanese zodiac using paper folding techniques which put him onto the international stage. Since then, his work has been exhibited around the world and he has published more than a dozen books on his art form. 

I've always been a big fan on origami and learnt to fold quite a few things. What I love about origami is the beauty that comes out from something so plain and simple. Its amazing to see a piece of paper transform into something so beautiful. I didn't know where origami came from until I noticed the google logo that day which caught my interest. 

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