New Tracks from Midori Hirano

Midori Hirano has put up some new tracks online for our listening pleasure (and you can download her first EP, “Poet at the Piano,” here). The first two tracks, “Kalimba” and “PN,” are from her upcoming full-length release, and the third one, a non-final version of “Orb of Day,” will be on her second album, […]

Bunpei Yorifuji

Just now on TV I caught a fascinating profile of illustrator/designer/art director Bunpei Yorifuji. He’s done tons of book covers, but his most recognizable work for readers of this site would probably be the infamous JT “smoking etiquette” campaign. He has his offices in Ginza, and he does all his work on a ping-pong table. […]