Last Updated: Wednesday, June 15th 2016
Pop-Up Card News and Notes
Wednesday, June 15th 2016
Our little origamic architecture community site is definitely due for a makeover and, it is in the works. That's no excuse, though, for failing to mention that the new PopupCardShop has been online for a couple of months! Please check it out and, let me know what you think.
Monday, November 29th 2010
Added links to Popup Workshop (popup card design software) and Ann Handicraft to the Other OA Sites page.
Tuesday, January 19th, 2010
Added links to the Extreme Cards Blog and the Wikipedia OA entry to the Other OA Sites page.
Saturday June 6th 2009
I am catching up with a few minor updates. Added several placeholder entries for books I know exist (and little else) to the OA Books list. If you know more about any of them, please email me. I also added a direct link to the Pop-Up Card Designer Pro software, apparently the next version of Jun Mitani's 3D Card Maker software and, a link to Hector Ugalde's Spanish-language OA blog on the Other OA Sites page.
Saturday, February 7, 2009
I am excited to let you all know that a new origamic architecture pattern book has just been published.
The new book is a collaboration among Ingrid Siliakus, Maria "Marivi" Victoria Garrido Bianchini and, Joyce Aysta. It was published in the U.S.A. and Europe under two slightly-different titles. In the U.S.A., it is:
The Paper Architect: Fold-It-Yourself Buildings and Structures
In Europe, it is:
Architectural Origami: Create Models of the World's Great Buildings
[Amazon Associates links benefit a local arts organization, as always.]
For more, check the entries in the OA Books list.
Friday, December 21, 2007
I am pleased to be able to add some information on Hamid's beautiful OA-style pop-up books to the OA Books list. Bam Citadel: A Three Dimensional Commemorative came out last year. California Missions Volume 1 is now shipping and, volume 2 will be shipping soon, if it is not already. As far as I know, these are the first OA-style pop-up books (not pattern books) published.
Friday, September 21, 2007
I finally tracked down a copy of Key to Origamic Architecture and have updated the description in the OA Books list.
Thursday, September 20, 2007
Added Jeff Rutzky's new book to the OA Books list. It's a good one. Check it out.
Thursday, May 7, 2007
Added several new links to the Other OA Sites page, including Hiroko's Pop-Ups Design Room, IKO Origamic Architecture Gallery, Papyromania, Ryu's Pop-Up Card Design Room, Tekuila Origamic Architecture Gallery and, Tjeerd Kuipers.
Wednesday, January 17, 2007
Keiko Nakazawa's new book, 3D Pop-Up Greeting Cards, released in mid-September of last year, is now available through Amazon. There is a link on the Books page.
Sunday, December 10, 2006
Added a link to Carol Barton's book, The Pocket Paper Engineer: How to Make Pop-Ups Step-by-Step on the Books page.
Tuesday, October 3, 2006
Victor Garcia has a new site. I have updated the link on the Other OA Sites page.
Monday, April 3, 2006
The company that produces Professor Chatani and Keiko Nakazawa san's die-cut OA cards has ceased production of those cards. We have some stock of most of the designs in the Evermore Design catalog. So, if you have a collection to complete, now would be a good time. If you want more than a few cards, please contact me immediately.
Update: This turned out to be somewhat inaccurate. The cards are still being produced but, there was a change to the distribution channel. They are still available through the Pop Up Card Shop.
Also, we have uncovered a supplier for the infamous Kent paper.
Friday, May 6, 2005
Added Diego Uribe's book Fractal Cuts to the Books page.
Tuesday, May 3, 2005
Posted an image of a recent holiday pop-up card design in the gallery section.
Wednesday, December 8, 2004
Added a link to Kelly M. Houle's site on the Other OA Sites page.
Tuesday, July 13, 2004
Added a description and corrected information for Pattern Sheets of Origamic Architecture, Vol. 2 on the Books. I also added the available information about Key to Origamic Architecture.
Tuesday, June 8, 2004
Finally, I have found a few moments to update the Books page to reflect recent additions to my OA book collection. I added some missing books with short descriptions and notes on those, as well as some that previously had no commentary. I know that there are still one or two books missing from the list but, if you spot any errors or ommissions, please let me know.
Friday, April 16, 2004
Added a link to Ingrid Siliakus' new OA website on the
Other OA Sites page. Ingrid is a very talented OA
artist and the new site, long in coming, has a lot of pictures of her work.
Tuesday, March 9, 2004
Added a link to Hannah Biemold's new OA website on the
Other OA Sites page. She has some really interesting
designs. It is definitely worth the look. Be sure to check out the non-OA
papercutting work, too!
Friday, October 24, 2003
The International Reflections of Gaudi exhibition
features Gaudi-inspired works from artists around the world. Among them are well-known
origamic architects Marivi Garrido and Ingrid Siliakus. The exhibition runs from
October 23rd, 2003 through January 17th, 2004 in the Montserrat cloister of the Sagrada
Familia Temple in Barcelona, Spain.
Wednesday, October 15, 2003
The new Hilltop Studios OA pattern ebook, Holiday Patterns, is now
available. This brings the total 3 Hilltop books now available. There is a link on
the OA Books page.
Thursday, July 31, 2003
Added links on the Other OA Sites page to Robert
Sabuda's website and several other sites I discovered exploring that one (thank you, Mr.
Sabuda!) Those include Bovine Designs, Ryutaro Sekiguchi, Victor Garcia, Yasser Mahgoub,
and Yee. There's some great work on those sites. Check it out!
Sunday, July 6, 2003
Takaaki Kihara-san has a new website showcasing some
fascinating origamic architecture pieces. The new site incorporates the old one
and quite a bit of new material, including some animations and interactive animations.
I also discovered a link to Professor Masahiro Chatani's elusive
site. Follow the links on the Other OA Sites page for both new
Wednesday, June 18, 2003
Added a link to the order page for Hilltop Studios' new OA pattern book,
Advanced Patterns Origamic Architecture, Volume 1 on the OA Books
page. Check it out!
Tuesday, April 15, 2003
Added a link to Takaaki Kihara-san's website on the
Other OA Sites page.
Friday, February 14, 2003
Added a link to Unique Projects: How to Make a Pop Up Origami Card on the
Other OA Sites page.
Saturday, October 26, 2002
Added a link to Hung Hsin-Fu's 3D Paper site on the
Other OA Sites page. Thanks to N. David Martin for bringing it
to my attention.
Tuesday, October 22, 2002
I added an image of an OA
from Tour of Nara, Ancient Capital of Japan to the Gallery.
Tuesday, September 10, 2002
I have added some brief review comments on three OA books to the
books page (Tour of Nara, Ancient Capital of Japan; Origamic Architecture
Goes World Famous Buildings; and Origamic Architecture Goes Modern Building Masterpieces.)
Tuesday, August 6, 2002
We have moved to another new server to escape a failing telco.
In the process, we upgraded to newer software for the OA Maillist.
All previous subscribers are on the new list.
I added a link to the Geomancy Cards site on the
Other OA Sites page. The site is a hidden treasure. It has some
fantastic OA designs, including the California Missons and reconstructions of some
ancient buildings in the Middle East. It is not yet listed on the major search engines or
anywhere else I have noticed.
Monday, June 3, 2002
First, some very exciting news: Ingrid Silakus' new book,
Origamic Architecture from Building to Card, has been published! Ingrid's work is simply
amazing. If you missed it at the OA show at the American Craft Museum last year, check out her
promotional page for the book.
It features pictures of several of her wonderful cards. Every OA enthusiast should have a copy
of the new book ...
... to that end, we are pleased to announce the addition of an
Origamic Architecture section
to the Evermore Design Shop on-line catalog (moved to Pop Up Card Shop). It features
Ingrid Silakus' new book, along with a full English translation of the text. The book is in-stock and ready
to ship. We are also offering a number of commercially produced cards designed by Professor Masahiro
Chatani and Keiko Nakazawa and the elusive screw punch frequently sought by OA artists. Check it out now!
Finally, we now have an improved gallery section with
several new images.
Tuesday, March 5, 2002
The National Building Museum in Washington D.C.
is having another Festival of Origami Architecture on March 30,
2002. Check it out [Dead link removed, 14 August, 2002.]
Tuesday, October 2, 2001
The OA Maillist
is running again!
Saturday, September 8, 2001
A router failed somewhere upstream and we lost
access to our server. We have moved to a new server unexpectedly
and have it mostly working. There are still a few bugs to iron out
and the maillist is down for the moment. Stay tuned ...
Saturday, August 25, 2001
Posted the latest OA Maillist
Saturday, August 18, 2001
Posted the latest OA Maillist
Tuesday, August 7, 2001
Maria Victoria Garrido has put some of her
wonderful OA patterns back up on her site. Others are now available
on CD-ROM. A direct link to the CD-ROM page has been added in the
and the entry on the Other OA Sites page
has been revised.
Monday, July 2, 2001
Added a link to Brazilian pop-up card company
Origami on the Other OA Sites page.
Posted the latest OA Maillist
Monday, June 25, 2001
The big news is the wonderful OA exhibit at the
American Craft Museum in New York City (link on the Other OA Sites
page.) If you are anywhere nearby, you owe it to yourself to go see
I also posted a whole batch of updates: some
updated URLs on the Other OA Sites
page, quite a few new books, and the
latest OA Maillist archive.
Thursday, October 26, 2000
Posted some updates to the Other OA Sites page
and the latest OA Maillist
Thursday, September 14, 2000
I added an image of a Masahiro Chatani OA of
Uwajima castle Gallery
Wednesday, September 13, 2000
I added an image of one of my favorite Masahiro
Chatani OA designs, Papillon, in the Gallery
Tuesday, September 05, 2000
Added an image of a card I made from a pattern
in the latest OA book from Masahiro Chatani and Takaaki Kihara,
Origamic Architecture Goes World-Famous Bulidings. The
card, St. Giorgio's Cathedral in Venezia, designed by
Andrea Palladio, is posted in the Gallery.
I also added a link to Jun Matani's site on the
Other OA Sites
page. He has written a program to help design patterns for pop-up
The latest OA Maillist
archive is also posted.
Wednesday, August 9, 2000
I revised the links and alphabetized the OA Exit page. If
there are any sites I have missed or any errors, please bring them
to my attention.
Sunday, April 9, 2000
Added a link to Jagoda Djuran's OA pages on the
Tuesday, March 21, 2000
Added a link to Hilltop Studios on the OA Exit page.
Although there isn't always an updated notification here, the OA Maillist
archives are being kept relatively current.
Saturday, February 12, 2000
The Evermore OA site got a complete face lift
this week. There was just too much stuff on the one page version,
making it difficult to find anything. The site now includes revised
subscription information for the OA maillist (the old
address will still work,) maillist archives, an OA gallery with thumbnails,
pictures of my "O-Deer" holiday pop-up card, recent scans of some
really old pics of a 180-degree lotus card I did shortly after I
first discovered OA, and a pattern section with patterns
for the Evermon and O-Deer cards in Adobe Acrobat format. Comments,
criticism, and questions about the new design are welcome.
Saturday, December 18, 1999
I added links to two new OA sites in the Link list: Marivi
Garrido's OA Page and Baud et Bui. Both sites feature original
designs, instructions, and downloadable patterns. Thanks to Gerry
Stormer for bringing them to my attention. Check 'em out!
Saturday, October 30, 1999
I stumbled on an exhibition book (Stairs)
that appears to have pieces done in the OA style. I have only seen
a picture of one of the 10 pieces in the book, so far. The book was
originally published in the early 1980s but, sold out quickly.
Friday, September 29, 1999
Added an image of a simple OA I did for the
opening of a friend's paper arts store, Ink It!
Friday, September 24, 1999
We are now hosting an OA maillist. See below for
Thursday, July 23, 1998
I made one of Chatani's designs, the Parthenon,
for a friend's Birthday.
July 05, 1998
I just finished an OA with the Evermore logo
(© 1998 Evermore Enterprises) [36KB]
February 28, 1998
Here are the images from the original Evermore
Pop-Up Cards page that disappeared with the site re-design.
Remember that there were no browsers that supported JPG when these
were done ...
Alternative Copy Shop Logo
(© 1990 Evermore Enterprises) [55KB]
(a Masahiro Chatani design) [39KB]
November 12, 1997
I have a report that the cards are still
available from Gallery 91.
Here is a pic of a recent OA card I constructed,
one of Masahiro Chatani's designs, Chateau Chenonceau [20.4KB]
August 20, 1997
I've added some links to other
sites with info on origamic architecture.
July 10, 1997
If you decide to purchase one of these books,
please use the links from this page. Amazon.com provides
exceptional pricing and service and a small referral fee will be
paid to support a local Japanese arts organization,
There was a two-page article in Omni Magazine a number of years ago. It includes a description of
origamic architecture and some background on Masahiro Chatani, it's
inventor. I have a copy of the article but, it is undated. It
describes a contest, the deadline for which was January 15,
The article includes a small pattern for White Stage [5.08KB], one of my all-time favorite pop-up card designs.
According to the article, in addition to the books,
one can get a collection of eight pre-cut, pre-folded cards with
envelopes, created by "Japan's A.G. Industries". To do so, send $24
plus $2.50 for shipping and handling to:
91 Grand Street
New York, NY 10013
Please note that
is not in any way affiliated with A.G. Industries,
Gallery 91, or this offer. Also note that the article appears to
have been published in late 1988 and we have made no attempts to
verify this info.
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