Fun Link Friday: Moving Paper Designs

Whether inventive takes on origami and paper art in general, our Fun Link Fridays have seen a lot of cool designs! This week we have another oldie but goodie: the work of Nakamura Haruki, who brings movement to his paper artistry.

Business Insider has highlighted two particular designs by the self-taught Nakamura, the first being paper gears that move and transform. Nakamura designs them first on computers before carefully constructing the final product:

The second type of mobile paper designs are a bit more simple in appearance, though no less complex in design: small animals that can come to life with a single touch!

Nakamura sells his designs on his website, which can be found here. It looks like some parts of the site might be down, but there’s still fascinating designs to catch a glimpse of there. Happy Friday!

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Paula lives in the vortex of academic life. She studies medieval Japanese history.
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1 Response to Fun Link Friday: Moving Paper Designs

  1. Pingback: Fun Link Friday: Masterful kiri-e designs by Masayo Fukuda | What can I do with a B.A. in Japanese Studies?

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