Michael LaFosse Toucan

Michael LaFosse Toucan
Double Tissue Toucan

I modeled this toucan using Michael G. LaFosse's diagrams, which can be found in his book Advanced Origami: An Artist's Guide to Performances in Paper.  LaFosse's toucan has tremendous personality but is also quite elegant at the same time (view his creation here).  I tried to capture those characteristics in my own model, hopefully with some success.  The paper that I used to fold the toucan is homemade double tissue paper--red on one side, black on the other.

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Comments: 2
  • #1

    jon kowalski (Monday, 20 June 2011 20:51)

    can you find the diagram on the internet for free without downloading any files?

  • #2

    arnoldsorigami (Sunday, 03 July 2011 20:31)

    Short answer: no
    Long answer: NOOOOOOO. Technically what you are asking is illegal. MLF published those diagrams in a book from which he intends to earn money. There is a lot of other material in that book that makes it worth buying. So I would recommend buying it if you can afford it. On the other hand, to answer your question more directly, you cant find it online without downloading files. It is like that for almost all models made by reasonably famous origamists. If you want free diagrams you should check out:

    http://dev.origami.com/diagram.cfm