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Friday 28th November 2003


Broadsheet v Tabloid

This week The Times published a 'tabloid' size edition for London readers.  They hope this will make it easier to read whilst commuting on busy trains. However some people believe that broadsheet size is the more practical option...

Mark Bolitho spent the morning in the Today studio comparing the broadsheet and tabloid size edition of The Times.  The origami expert came to the conclusion that the broadsheet edition had many more practical uses.  A hat that fits for example....

THE MAKING OF A PAPER FOLDER

Mark Bolitho started folding paper at the tender age of 8. After mastering some of the more basic creations, Mark began to develop his own works of art.  He was particulary pleased with his scorpion construct - which had eight legs.

He began to study the discipline  seriously.  In 1983 he joined the British Origami Society and published his first (and still favourite) model of a flying goose.

In 1994 he spent some time in Australia - where he became involved with a chain of shops making origami window displays.
This lead to Mark creating Kangeroos for the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra to take to Japan.

Mark returned to England where he nows works as an accountant - when he's not moonlighting as an origami expert.

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