This is most of the work I've contributed to the NPD poster project.
We were using origami as a metaphor for the artistic process, as well as for the metamorphosis of the artistically-inclined. The diagrams and pathways symbolize the steps an artist takes while engaged in making a particular piece of art, as well as the life steps—education and artistic experience—a student of art takes on his/her journey. The completed origami cranes illustrate the finished piece, and/or the artist having reached a higher understanding of his/her work.
Making-a-crane diagram, worked out with graphite on tracing paper, then transferred to white paper.
Complete crane fold-diagram. I drew over the fold lines with graphite, then reworked in Adobe Illustrator.
This poster design was based on the crane fold diagram above.
I'd never tried origami before; it wasn't easy—written instructions confuse me—but I bravely persevered, and made a few cranes. Chihiro is a much better crane-maker, but these didn't turn out too bad for a first-timer.
Graphite on tracing paper, with color added in Adobe Illustrator.
Originally sketched by hand, these were reworked in Adobe Illustrator. Color variations on the same design