With the recent upsurge of interest in the Olympic Games in Singapore following Joseph
Schooling’s victory, I thought I should do something origami-wise. So here are the 5 Olympic rings:
The idea came from the origami Google doodle that was designed by Robert Lang to mark the 100th birth anniversary of Akira Yoshizawa, who is widely considered to be a pioneer of modern origami. This was Lang’s origami Google doodle:
Jo Nakashima had also put up a series of origami letters on Youtube. Based on his approach, I folded the Olympic name too. I adjusted the typography and simplified the letters somewhat, using variable length paper to do away with the need to tuck unwanted paper away. This is what I came up with:
Incidentally, as in Lang’s and Nakashima’s origami letters, each letter/ring has a thickness comprising a series of accordion folds which may not be so obvious from the photos. So, till the next Olympic Games …..