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!