Folding Techniques for Designers - New Edition

Paul Jackson's origami and papercraft books are incredibly popular (he's written more than 40) and today I'm happy to alert you to the release of the Second Edition of Folding Techniques for Designers.
 
book cover of Folding Techniques for Designers Second Edition shows circular, pleated white paper object

Originally published in 2011, Mr. Jackson says in the preface that this is the book he most always wanted to write. He realized fairly early on in his teaching career that rather than simply showing how to fold a particular model (while that might be fun for the student), it was far more important to teach folding techniques that he or she could then apply to different materials and use in a variety of design applications.

 

book page showing finished example of multiple v-pleats paper sheet


It is the lessons taught in his many Sheet to Form workshops and college courses over the years that make up the contents of this book.

 

book page showing hands folding multiple V-pleats in sheet of white paper

 

All kinds of folds are demonstrated with drawings and photographs... knife, box, spiral, gathered, accordion, and twisted pleats to spans and parabolas. There is a chapter on boxes and bowls, another on no crease and one crease curves, and information about wet folding. 

 

book page photo of one-crease paper object

 

Lastly, you'll learn about paper crumpling. While this might sound like something you thought you'd mastered at age two, Mr. Jackson explains it is actually the most difficult technique to do well.

 

book page showing a less than one-crease curved paper fold 

 

The updates in this new edition include lesser-known techniques that can be applied to even more creative endeavors, as well as ten new instructional videos.

 

two-page book spread showing hands holding pleated paper object and finished object 
 
 
There is also a helpful Frequently Asked Questions section, plus you can scan the QR codes to access the videos.
 
back cover of Folding Techniques for Designers Second Edition by Paul Jackson shows hands separating two pleated paper objects

 

And now a US, UK, Europe and Canada Giveaway! [ENDED]

 

To enter to win a copy of Folding Techniques for Designers, simply post a comment on this page after reading the note below:

 

NOTE: You must include your email address within your actual comment so that you can be notified if you win. If spam is a concern, type it this way: janedoe at gmail dot com (This blog's platform makes it impossible for me to see the email address you type in at first, thus this necessity.)

 

Two chances to win: An identical giveaway is underway on Instagram [ENDED] Feel free to double your chances by entering both places. 


Winners will be chosen on Wednesday, August 24 via a random number generator - one from blog entries and one from Instagram entries - and announced at the bottom of this post and on the Instagram post.

book cover of Folding Techniques for Designers Second Edition by Paul Jackson shows pleated white paper object

Folding Techniques for Designers is available now and can be purchased from Amazon, Book Depository (from which there is free worldwide shipping and currently the best price), your favorite bookseller, and/or ask your local library to order a copy. 

 

CONGRATULATIONS to Cervidae!

 
Thank you to Laurence King Publishing for sponsoring this giveaway.


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Ann Martin
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Comments

  1. This looks like a great book, would love to win it. My email is moeletterspress at hotmail dot com. Thanks!

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  2. I have deep respect for Paul's work and insights that has led me to understand a lot in the work I create. Loved his sense of humor, made me even more fond of him, if you haven't, Youtube Paul's BEST EVER Model! He's Excited.
    I own Paul's Structural Packaging and Folding Techniques for Designers. Would LOVE to own this copy.
    zmurtaza@gmail.com

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  3. I would love to enter the giveaway, thank you! email is dkmoriel at gmail dot com

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  4. I'd love to add this book to my collection. Cs011 at gmx dot de

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  5. I’m a huge Paul Jackson fan, lucky enough to take a class from him in the US many years ago. mstrauch at Mac dot com

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  6. This looks like another great book by Paul. I would love to have one. Thank you so much. kuby1@hotmail.com

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  7. Thank you for the opportunity to win a copy of this book! cervidae at hotmail dot com

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  8. His paper works are amazing! I'd love to learn how to work paper that beautifully. Jholdern at Gmail dot com

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  9. Thank you! nett3811 at yahoo dot com dot au

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  10. Oh, I'd love to win this new edition! (I have a copy of the 1st would like to see the updates). Thanks for the opportunity
    madetparis@gmail.com

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  11. Beautiful book…would love to own a copy..bottoc@yahoo.com

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  12. Lovely opportunity. Casakurow at gmail dot com

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  13. What a fabulous book! (More paper folding, yea!) Thanks for the opportunity to win. msrygley @ g mail .com

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  14. I would love to move on from my basic and simple origami folds! I'm Diane and my email is deicher at jodiem dot com

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  15. Having been fascinated with paper for so many years, and now recently retired, I would love to explore this book! michele dot kay at gmail dot com

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  16. Love working with paper. I would love to win this book. Thank you for the opportunity. iconnie dot schulz at gmail dot com

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  17. I love paper folding!! I use it a lot in gift cards and deco art. Would love to have your book. Sincerely,
    awoodstock at comcast dot net.

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  18. As a relatively new paper artist, I'm reading and watching all that I can find on paper design/art. This is a great giveaway and introduction to me of your work. boreallor at gmail dot com

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  19. What a wonderful giveaway, Ann ~ as always! Paul Jackson’s books are always a delight to read and learn from, would love to add this to my collection 😊 sangitapillai at hotmail dot com.

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  20. Thank you for a "second chance" to win a copy of this fabulous book. I never knew that paper could bend so symmetrically! calistoga1924k at gmail dot com

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  21. I need to add this book to my collection! allison underscore roberge at hotmail dot com

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  22. I'm really intrigued by this book and I hope to be lucky and get it! my mail sterreni@yahoo.it

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  23. We are lucky that Paul Jackson visited our papermaking studio many years back in Israel... nightcloudstudio at gmail dot com

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  24. I would love a copy. slsavarick at gmail dot com

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  25. What a stunning prize, a brilliant addition to any paper art library 😍 Egan dot jillian at Gmail dot com

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  26. Great book. Thank you for keeping us up to date with the newest trends and techniques in paper via your blog. My email is lesleychodgson at hotmail dot com.

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  27. I would love a chance to win this book-looks amazing and inspiring! luluvision at gmail dot com

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  28. would love to win this book, looks so interesting, wdyt@hotmail.co.uk

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