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Wednesday Mar 14

Today’s Google doodle honors what would have been the 101st birthday of grandmaster origamist, Akira Yoshizawa. Designed by Robert Lang, the doodle recreates each letter of the word “Google” from a single sheet of paper.

Born in 1911, Yoshizawa gave up factory life to pursue a career in the traditional Japanese art of paper folding. His wet-folding technique - using wet paper for easier folding - gave sculptures a more rounded finish and revolutionized origami.

Download the PDF from the Google Blog and try folding the doodle yourself!

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    Happy Bday Mr. Yoshizawa! Who was born on March 14th and died the same day of his birth!
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