In case you missed it, NTV had its annual 24-hour telethon this past weekend, and this year’s t-shirt, worn by all participants and sold to raise funds, was designed/donated by A Bathing Ape (BAPE). With the tee plastered all over TV and selling more than 300 000 copies at 1400 yen a pop, does this make BAPE mainstream now? More at Clast from Marxy.
A few of the shots that I took the other day during our 8mm outing were for a panoramic stitch, which you can better see here.
PingMag interviews Motokazu Terai, director of Shibuya’s recently opened Gallery Scene, which I also covered a few weeks ago on Gridskipper.
If you see the latest issue of JJ on the newsstands, you’ll notice idol Takuya Kimura on the cover, but on JJ’s website, a blank image. A sign of Johnny’s Jimusho’s excessive control over image rights and the web? Marxy exposes the truth.
Nice to see Tokyo Art Beat get some coverage in WWD Japan for their latest t-shirt collection.
The CNN site hosts a 3-part interview (dating back to April) with architect Tadao Ando regarding his work and its relation to nature, and also includes a tour of his Church of Light. Via Dezain.net.
Alin Huma posts a new PDF booklet, this time a collection of old low-res shots, and the Laughing Girl!
My weekly Tokyo post is up on MoCo Loco, this time with news of Graf‘s Plankton Chair, this weekend’s Good Design Presentation, and a change in mobile phones.
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