Year: 2008

links for 2008-06-19

Toby Curnow’s FFFFOUND! images Toby Curnow has wonderful taste in found images – delightful sources of inspiration here. Much time wasted following link after link after link… well, not wasted – but instead feeding new ideas! Try it yourself. (tags: ffffound images art inspiration ideas)

I am 30

I am 30 Originally uploaded by EricGjerde. Today I turn 30 years old. I hope the next decade holds even more interesting things for me to see and experience. I’ve always been a cranky old man at heart – today I’m just a little bit closer to making that the reality! For those of you joining us for the Origami Tessellation meet-up on June 26th in NYC, we’ll be celebrating some birthdays – including mine – and having a great evening all around. I look forward to seeing you there.

Origami Tessellations: Fantastic Paper Geometry

After some trials and tribulations, my book on Origami Tessellations is moving forward with a new publisher – A K Peters, Ltd.. They have published some wonderful books on origami, and I’m looking forward to being a new member of their publishing family. The new ISBN for my book is: 978-1-56881-451-3, to be released later on this year. The print version of this postcard will be available at the OUSA convention in NYC later on this June; or, if you’d like one, just drop me a line at and I’ll pop one in the mail to you. For the many of you who pre-ordered the book on and elsewhere: your current orders will be (or have been) canceled, as the book is not being published through Sterling as previously planned. The book will be re-listed shortly with the new ISBN, and I will be sure to provide a link to the book as soon as I can. It will be available directly from A K Peters, as well as the regular channels – …

links for 2008-06-01

Palace and Mosque: Islamic Art from the Victoria and Albert Museum (tags: islamic art Arabic mosque tiling tessellation) The Metropolitan Museum of Art – Special Exhibitions: Venice and the Islamic World (tags: islamic art venice exhibition)

Beautiful Firsts

finished! Originally uploaded by Bimbi_OM. Spotted in the Origami Tessellations photo pool on Flickr, this beautiful tessellation from user Bimbi_OM. This is their first tessellation design! And not only is it fantastic and aesthetically a knockout – but they posted step-by-step photo instructions on how to make it, too. Sharing and community involvement like this is really where it’s at – we all learn from one another and grow as artists because of it. I’m really impressed and so very pleased with this work. We’ve crossed over 3000 photos in our tessellation photo group on Flickr, an astounding amount that I never would have imagined when I started posting photos of my tessellations a few years ago. Every time I see a new contributor – a new folder to join the community – I get so excited! It’s not a zero sum game, so the more people playing, the more fun there is to be had. Hope you enjoy this pattern as much as I did, it’s a novel and creative design that has a …