Inspired by Waldo Nells’ microscopic peacock feathers photography and the opening and closing movement of the plumage, here is how 2019 winning design of Ravensbourne University “Im–print! Im–press!” live-brief challenge set by @GFSmith, @Foilco and @BaddeleyBros was created by Graphic Design student Tania Pereira. Using a range of folding and construction techniques, Tania’s design explores the dimensionality of paper to create a compelling design that catches the eye.
Explained: Making up The Courtship Ritual
Here’s a 1-hour process edited down into a 1-minute video of how to make the pieces.
Start by folding along all the scored lines, then squeeze the two ends together and the shape sort of comes on its own.
After folding and squeezing 8 sheets, 4 are stuck together and another 4 together. This is done by sticking heavy-duty double-sided tape on the tabs on the side which has the foil and then stick the pieces together. Once you have 2 semi-circles made of 4 sheets stick the 2 semi-circles together to create 1 big circle.