News: A Brilliant Use for Moneygami (Plus, the Prowess of Won Park's Bill-Folding)

A Brilliant Use for Moneygami (Plus, the Prowess of Won Park's Bill-Folding)

Last week, a waiter showed me something pretty neat. A habitual customer had made a tradition of leaving behind an impressive tip—not so much in terms of dollar amount, but in the presentation. Next to the check sat an amazing pyramidal structure, folded with multiple single dollar bills, and a tightly folded moneygami shuriken (AKA ninja star).

Officially added to my to-do list: Learn to fold an expert moneygami shuriken so I can impress waiters with my skills, rather than the actual gratuity.

It would be even more satisfying to tackle something more along the lines of artist Won Park of Honolulu, Hawaii. In a recent collaboration with Seattle-based YIU Studio, Park came up with an incredible series of moneygami, at times using international bills for more color than the dull green of American currency.

A Brilliant Use for Moneygami (Plus, the Prowess of Won Park's Bill-Folding)

A Brilliant Use for Moneygami (Plus, the Prowess of Won Park's Bill-Folding)

A Brilliant Use for Moneygami (Plus, the Prowess of Won Park's Bill-Folding)

A Brilliant Use for Moneygami (Plus, the Prowess of Won Park's Bill-Folding)

A Brilliant Use for Moneygami (Plus, the Prowess of Won Park's Bill-Folding)

A Brilliant Use for Moneygami (Plus, the Prowess of Won Park's Bill-Folding)

A Brilliant Use for Moneygami (Plus, the Prowess of Won Park's Bill-Folding)

A Brilliant Use for Moneygami (Plus, the Prowess of Won Park's Bill-Folding)

NOTE: Though not part of the YIU collaboration, I had to add this surprisingly animated bear from Park's Deviant Art page:

A Brilliant Use for Moneygami (Plus, the Prowess of Won Park's Bill-Folding)


4 Comments

Fun! what a great way to leave a tip .

The waiter would have a problem in choosing to take the origami apart.

i love the owl & the bear is amazing! the best i can do is a $2 suit =/

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