Kirigami (切り紙) is a style of Japanese paper folding that, unlike origami, includes cutting the paper, rather than solely folding the paper as is the case with origami. A team from Northwestern Engineering published a research piece on microstructures and nanotools, finding their inspiration in a seemingly unlikely place: kirigami.
The previous chapter discussed the major parts of a bookbinding process. These are all the things that lie at the surface. If you unearth more and go deeper, you would realize that bookbinding is a lot more than just cutting and pasting things together. You have to sew the hinges, prepare the mull and even decorate the cover for a nicer appearance. Continue reading →