Alumnus Publishes Papercraft Book

May 16th, 2013 by Katlin McNally
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The front cover of Hiroshi Hayakawa's book

The front cover of Hiroshi Hayakawa’s book

Associate Professor and Photography alumnus Hiroshi Hayakawa recently published Paper Pups: 35 Dogs to Copy, Cut & Fold.

The 1995 graduate’s book contains 35 paper dogs ranging from golden retrievers to French bulldogs. Using kirigami, an art similar to origami, the reader can copy a template and follow the steps to create a three-dimensional animal.

“It is truly gratifying to actually see the project I worked on for about a year become a physical reality,” Hayakawa said on his blog. “I do love the weight and touch of the book as well as the design itself, things you couldn’t experience with a digital book.”

Paper Pups is available in bookstores and online.

Hayakawa teaches photography, material studies, and drawing at CCAD. He was born and raised in Japan and works in alternative photography, kinetic sculpture, and paper craft.



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3 Responses to “Alumnus Publishes Papercraft Book”

  1. Thomas Richner says:

    Congrats Hiroshi! These books are fantastic!

  2. Enzo says:

    Simply amazing! Just like Kirigami Menagerie, you’ve taken Origami and the paper art world to another level. While we focus on paper airplanes, I’ve been fascinated with this art and would like to blend the two!

    Very inspiring my friend!

  3. Wendy Chrisman says:

    Gorgeous pups!