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Putting a style in your crimp
November 23, 2011 2:34 PM   Subscribe

Le Crimp (mostly en français) is a French collective that explores organic and abstract geometric [ I | II | III ] (PDFs) approaches to the art of origami. Read the white papers, browse the gallery or watch videos of artworks being made or being used in still-motion animations
posted by Blazecock Pileon (6 comments total) 10 users marked this as a favorite

 
The mushrooms definitely come out well with the techniques they use. Very neat stuff. I wonder if it's accurate to call it origami and maybe instead it should just be called paper sculpture.
posted by dhalgren at 3:40 PM on November 23, 2011


Jinx! Just last night I saw Between The Folds on Netflix, which has a large section devoted to Le Crimp. They were styled the anarchists of the origami world, trying to escape the oppression of order (in this case the prescribed folds of traditional origami). Really wonderful to see the process, rather than just the finished product.

It's a fantastic documentary. If you have any interest in origami you should check it out, I was grinning the whole time I was watching it.
posted by phliar at 4:23 PM on November 23, 2011 [1 favorite]


I wonder if it's accurate to call it origami...

They straight with a plain square of paper, and don't tear or cut, or use fasteners or glue -- it's origami.
posted by phliar at 4:31 PM on November 23, 2011 [1 favorite]


Calm a llama down, calm a llama deep down in the ocean blue...
posted by tapesonthefloor at 4:50 PM on November 23, 2011 [2 favorites]


I believe Jean-Claude Jacquetti would be the appropriate crimp from La Bouche Puissant, non?
posted by Jon Mitchell at 9:20 PM on November 23, 2011


Jinx! Just last night I saw Between The Folds on Netflix, which has a large section devoted to Le Crimp. They were styled the anarchists of the origami world, trying to escape the oppression of order (in this case the prescribed folds of traditional origami). Really wonderful to see the process, rather than just the finished product.

It's a fantastic documentary. If you have any interest in origami you should check it out, I was grinning the whole time I was watching it.
posted by phliar at 7:23 PM on November 23 [1 favorite +] [!]



I saw that a couple of months ago, too, and I thought it was great. In fact, I was just searching origami on Metafilter to do an FPP on it!
posted by Maisie at 3:01 AM on December 9, 2011


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