Introduction: Simplified Book Art

Folded book art is a labor-intensive and mathematically precise art that normally requires tedious measurements on a page-by-page basis. 
The following book art is a short-cut method of getting to almost the same results as the ruler-and-pencil method. Instead of measuring each page, this method uses a striped printed pattern that is inserted behind each page and used as a guide for each fold.


PgXero made it! (author)2016-04-07

I loved your tutorial on

It was fantastic. I made the black-and-white lines with page numbers the white line. This made it easier to keep track of the page I was on.

Thank you, very much.

flyingpuppy (author)PgXero2016-04-07

Dang, those are really good! I like your idea of putting page numbers in the white stripes too!

PgXero (author)flyingpuppy2016-04-07

Thank You

sinubuj (author)2014-08-07

Here you can create your own graphical pattern for free, to fold your own name inside a book.

PgXero (author)sinubuj2016-04-07

Thanks for sharing. I love it.

nuelma (author)2015-05-18

so nice

rachel.hart.104 (author)2014-08-21

Hi I was so happy to find this link for creating your own pattern. However I wondered if you had used this free trial? I printed out a simple word HOME to start of with, with a book of 350 pages. Ive printed it off and there are quite a few spaces which threw me, then also i realised with the O and E I would need extra pages wouldnt I? I really wanted to get into this but this has confused me, any help really appreciated... thanks

Check out my tutorial on for making your own pattern. I have several videos on there to show you how to deal with the spaces, the O and E and stuff like that:
It will be tight getting a decent HOME from a 350 page book. Try to find one at least 400 pages if you can so you can dedicate 100 pages (50 folds) to each letter--give or take.

Thankyou so much for your reply, I will let you know how i get on

blissful2015 (author)2014-02-03

wow... this is amazing!! great video and thank you marta for inspiring! =)

flyingpuppy (author)blissful20152014-02-04

My pleasure, Bliss! And thank you!

tgferreira184 (author)2014-02-04

Great idea!

Thanks, TG!

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