Last Updated on September 7, 2021
While there are various paperfolding traditions all over the world, the most known of them is origami. Although the word origami is usually associated with Japanese culture, today, it’s an umbrella term to mean any and all paperfolding practices. It’s often discouraged to use cuts, glue, or markings onto the paper, but such methods have been accepted anyway.
The aim is to transform a sheet of paper into unique ‘sculptures’ such as animals, objects, or even people. You can use colored or printed origami paper. But normal copy paper is also acceptable, so long as you can easily make creases from it.
Just because digital typography isn’t made of paper, doesn’t mean you can’t practice origami from it. Check out these awesome origami fonts and see how the ancient traditions can live on in technology.
Cool Origami Fonts
Let these beautiful dingbats speak for themselves. Created by Lauren Ashpole, the upper- and lowercase letters have been transformed into lovely animals, flowers, and traditional origami patterns.
4. Fold-it Font
A clean and somewhat minimalist font by Fun Font Shop, this is how the alphabet would look like if they were folded from strips of paper. Great for headers, posters, apparel, and labels.
5. Origram Pro Type Family
This stylized font from Nuno Dias has geometrical shapes that are neat and captivating. Add the free shadow files and the sky’s the limit when it comes to designing titles, packaging, signs, posters, logos, and more.
6. Origami Incised
A multilingual font with plenty of potential, ArtyType wanted to bring the illusion of two-dimensional characters into balance. It resulted in this simple yet handsome product that can be used in any theme – from sci-fi to contemporary projects.
7. Origami Geometric Typeface
With two styles, Regular and Striped, Anton Antipov goes above and beyond your normal expectations of a paperfold design into something spectacular.