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Master from the Netherlands - Author of 10 Origami
books - Part time IT employee
like making things with my hands and being creative. I've always had
ideas / new things
in my head which I want to work out for real.
At pre-teen age I made lots of comic book stories, with friends most
I also made things out of Technic Lego (I still do that sometimes).
During teenage I did a lot of software programming, I made simple
games and vector animations.
By doing creative things with computers I met many other computer
freaks and learned
a lot from them.
When I was about 21 years old I started making things from wood,
clocks, simple sculptures, small closets and 2 times a poolbiljarts
I was 26 years old when I discovered Origami. The nice thing about
Origami is that you don't need
loads of materials to make something beautiful. Origami doesn't have
to be an expensive hobby,
paper is available in almost every store / shop.
is more for me then just designing models and showing them to other
I also like making things in Origami style, like animations,
computer games / adventures etc.
Just bringing Origami more alive.
Origami has given me a lot, not just
financial, but also contacts with other creative people.
After I learned how to design
Origami models, I started making DIY videos with my own models.
MetaCafe and YouTube asked me to be their partner because my videos
had lots of views.
I've earned the most out of YouTube, but deleted my Youtube channel
after 8 Years,
because it was feeling like I was making videos for YouTube instead
of for myself and others.
A large newspaper magazine in my country interviewed me once about
my videos and books:
here for the site of this Newspaper and here for more
info about me (Joost Langeveld) (Google translate might
Instead of people visiting my home
, I had an exhibition in a nursery home once, with some of my better
A gardening magazine once placed a
small article about my site with Origami flowers:
you think Origami is only about folding cranes you should take a
look at Joost Langeveld 's site
to find out Origami is more than
just folding cranes. He folds flowers and leafs which just look
real ones. If you want to try out
yourself: His site has many folding instructions for flowers and
This is the site
of the gardening magazine (with real flowers and leafs)
Tour through my (Origami) house:
Noord (a TV network from the Netherlands) was the first to come at
my home for a television interview:
page of the TV-station is an article about me
(Google translate might
by Simone FM
FM radio did a live interview with me once.
It was fun to do, I placed the interview in this video:
program with my Origami
I've also been in a news program from SBS6
Broadcasting once, they had a fun time filming at my home:
king of the Netherlands
Next to Willem-Alexander the
Netherlands has another king now.
He might be a little less famous,
but that will probably change soon.
It's Origami king Joost Langeveld,
his videos have millions of hits.
Fish and Chips on Television
we have Joost Langeveld in our program, he used to be Origami king,
but now he calls himself
Origami "Master". This title is earned when you are extremely good
in something and Joost really is.
In his DIY videos Joost shows how to fold beautiful Origami models.
His videos have many viewers
all over the world. Joost says: "The fun about Origami is that you
only need one piece of paper" .
Today the Origami Master teaches us how to fold "Fish and Chips" of
his self made papers.
Bijt Hond Netherlands)
(article in 4
different newspapers in the Netherlands, about 400-thousand
article has instructions for folding a football supporters
sombrero for the match against Mexico at the WK soccer in 2014
real cool supporter sombrero. In your newspaper, to fold it
Forget all other supporter items. Sunday we will all have a sombrero
on our head.
Origami artist Joost Langeveld designed the supporter sombrero.
He has a part time IT job and spends most of his time doing the
ancient art of Origami.
Joost is pretty unknown in the Netherlands, but much more popular in
Mainly because of his many beautiful flower designs. He made 8 books
His site has more then 800 viewers a day and his Origami videos have
really many viewers all around the world.
,,Ten years ago I made an important decision’’, says Joost. ,,I
wanted to be very good at an art or craft.
I have been thinking about woodcraft, but decided that Origami was
more fun for me.
One of my first designs was a giraffe. It only had three legs.
Nowadays I can design one with the full four legs"
at an Origami Museum
were really impressed when we visited Joost Langeveld in his Origami
He has developed into a real Origami-Expert and his house is full of
the most beautiful Origami models.
Langeveld proudly shows us his Escher and Van Gogh, real Origami
Amber Myhre Bosch used my Statue of
Liberty for a picture of an apple shaped wallet (New York).
Origami Letter K design for a paper
A company from
the Netherlands (REACH Baarn) asked me to design an Origami K
which looked like the K in the logo they designed for a paper
factory in Germany. The folding instructions with papers were
meant to be used as a gift by this factory.
BZT Show - Origami Dragon
A TV program from the Netherlands invited me to help two
Boys folding a large dragon.
Their wish was to fold a very large Origami Dragon.Folding
it was a little more difficult than they expected.....
Money Origami for a Health Magazine
commission of MPG today for Espria members association
I folded / designed about nine money models for a site / magazine with
info about health insurances.
commission of LUKKIEN, for Heesen Yachts
I designed this boat for the Monaco Yacht Show 2019,
at guest dinners of a shipyard which makes luxurious yachts (Heesen
The Origami boat is used as table decoration and by magicians
entertaining the guests.
Exhibition in 2021
This is a showcase of a small exhibition I had in 2021. It
showed some of my better Origami and paper models.
Largest Newspaper of the Netherlands: Puzzle
Please blink your eyes for a few seconds.
Because those croissants on that counter...
Are made of paper!
Just like the aubergines, the cutlery and most
others things. Joost Langeveld (46) is ICT
mornings a week and Origami Master for the
rest of his time. Whatever he sees and likes,
he can make
out of one paper square.
About 15 years ago Joost had the wish to
become extremely good in something and decided
to focus on
Origami. The first few years he made models
out of other peoples instructions, later he
his own models, mainly flowers at first. But
also animals and food like a croissant, a
It's difficult designing models with all those
edges, but that's what makes Origami so
Designing is like solving a puzzle, Joost
says. Sometimes the model is good in one try,
other times it just
doesn't go right for him. In those cases,
Joost leaves the model for a while and tries
again with a clear
mind a few hours later.
Joost designed about 750 models so far, some
models are real stunning. His house is a true
'Paper Art Museum' full of beautiful creations
like a minature city and a large castle. His
is done now: At his daytime work in a nursing
here to see the original pictures for this article)