Dollar Bill Origami
January 19, 2005 12:02 PM   Subscribe

Origami is a endeavor that is undertaken by many, using what's available. Often, that is money. Sometimes simple, and sometimes complicated the result is often spiffy and incorporates the bill's features into the design.
posted by apathy0o0 (7 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Also see the Origami USA model finder, which searches books for models, sorted by paper type,s, including napkins, gum wrappers, and money
posted by apathy0o0 at 12:08 PM on January 19, 2005

Seen this already, but bet you haven't seen this...
posted by Specklet at 1:38 PM on January 19, 2005

Why do they use dollars? Why don't they use Euros? Much more colourful.
posted by ParisParamus at 1:54 PM on January 19, 2005

PP, what is the rectangular ratio of a Euro? I know American dollars are used because of the ratio of the bill; could it be that the rectangle of the Euro is less "interesting" mathematically and therefore less useful in origami?
posted by Specklet at 2:23 PM on January 19, 2005

This is neat. I sometimes make "Adult" origami. Great as tips for bartenders, concierges, etc.
posted by exlotuseater at 3:03 PM on January 19, 2005

Would a waitress like something as this as a tip, or would the time involved unfolding the bills be seen as more of a hindrance?
posted by u.n. owen at 12:10 PM on January 20, 2005

Specklet, here in Brooklyn, we don't have EUROs, and I've never seen one, but my guess is that they have the shape of French billets (since the EU is just French BS by another name). But you might have a point; Euros are, relatively speaking, less rectangular and more equilateral.
posted by ParisParamus at 12:23 PM on January 20, 2005

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