I have been keeping a track of this Jousting Challenge by Eric Madrigal for quite sometime, now. It was initiated late last year – November 11th 2009 to be precise and the time given to willing participants was a year to come up with ideas and designs for anything and everything ancient Egypt. This challenge was in honor of David Lister who is regarded as the foremost source of information on the history and culture of paper folding.
The Great Jousting of the Ancient Egypt: The contest has narrowed down to 12 finalists at the time of writing this post and the designs shortlisted are pretty amazing. You can view the shortlisted as well as the initially submitted models on Eric Madrigal’s Flickr Stream, too.
Challenging activities: An additional challenge, is that those who attempt to fold the 2 CPs (Pharoah and eye of Horus which are available on the photo stream), would get a Certificate of Participation.
Other Origami Links:
Origamido paper is now available at Origami-Shop: For those who can’t get enough of this amazing paper, Nicolas Terry has just stocked up on Origamido chaos black, Origamido Snot Green, Origamido Blue, Origamido Yellow Wasp shades. The same rule of one sheet per color applies.
#4 Origami Sequence – Quentin Trollip’s new book: This much awaited book was released today (14th October 2010) and is available at Nicolas Terry’s shop. There are diagrams to 21 models in all with color photographs of the finished models.
Hoang Trung Thanh’s Page: Some of Hoang Trung Thanh’s amazing work is showcased on his personal page. There are links to CPs / diagrams for his famous Swordman, Shadow Ninja, Phoenix and many more.
Artsy 2011 Owl Lover’s Calendar: Shivani, a friend of mine has come up with this fabulous idea of having a customizable calendar which can be downloaded for free from her site – My Owl Barn. She has collaborated with 30 designers in creating as many as 30 designs for a calendar, from which you can pick and choose from in order to make your own calendar.