The Art of the Fold
Originally inspired by the seven-section dos-à-dos booklet fold, one can see the evolution of the Fishbone structure. By pushing the limits, extending the cut and non-cut areas and adding more panels, an arrangement resembling a fishbone developed. This structure utilizes a variation of the box pleat. It also shares characteristics with a map fold known as the Falk Fold, patented in 1951 by G.E.A. Falk.
This structure can be used in a flat book format, with the “pages” able to turn in a traditional way. We often stand it up, however, pulling the leading section as a tab. The result is a cascading display of the pages. By gently pushing back on this tab, the pages snap into their original position. The Fishbone’s ability to extend out makes it uniquely suited to displaying content on both sides simultaneously.
61⁄2 x 41⁄8 in. (16.5 x 10.5 cm)